Astor Piazzolla

Real Name:
Ástor Pantaleón Piazzólla
Profile:
Argentine bandoneon player, orchestra director, Tango and Tango Nuevo composer.
Born: 11th March 1921, Mar del Plata, Argentina / Died: 4th July 1992.

Orchestras he performed in:

Aníbal Troilo Y Su Orquesta Típica. 1939-1944 - Orchestra of composer Aníbal Troilo, where Piazzolla performed as Bandoneon player.
Francisco Fiorentino Y Su Orquesta Típica. 1945-1946 - Orchestra assembled by singer Francisco Fiorentino and directed by Piazzolla. They released around 12 shellac 78s under Odeon (30201 - 30212).

His ensembles:

Orquesta Típica (in English: Piazzolla's Traditional Orchestra), aka "the 1946 Orchestra", 1946-51. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta Típica . Released around 17 shellac 78s under Odeon and TK Discos.
Orquesta de Cuerdas (in English: String Orchestra), credited on Sinfonía de Tango, Astor Piazzolla Son Bandonéon Et Ses Cordes, Piazzola Et Son Orchestre and Tango en Hi-Fi y Lo Que Vendra as Astor Piazzolla, Su Bandoneon y Sus Cuerdas. 1955-1958. He released a small number of singles and shellacs under this ensemble.
Octeto Buenos Aires (in English: Buenos Aires Octet) 1955-58. On the database as Octeto Buenos Aires. He released Tango Progresivo and Tango Moderno
Jazz Tango Quintet, 1959. On the database as Astor Piazola & His Quintet. Formed in the USA to make a jazz-tango fusion sound. They recorded Take Me Dancing!, 1959 and an unreleased 1958 recorded was later released as Evening In Buenos Aires in the 90s. The ensemble disbanded after the records were proven a commercial failure.
Quinteto (in English: Quintet), 1960-72. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto. Assembled in Argentina, released Piazzolla Interpreta a Piazzolla where Adiós Nonino was released, and a dozen LPs plus live albums. Went through two line-ups.
• In 1963 he records an EP with Roberto Yanes and unknown orchestra on the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta (2).
Nuevo Octeto (in English: New Octet), 1963. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Nuevo Octeto. One-off Ensemble for Tango Contemporáneo.
Unnamed Ensemble, 1968-1972. Assembled in participation with Horacio Ferrer and singers Amelita Baltar. Recorded the famous song Balada Para un Loco, released the score of the theatre operetta María de Buenos Aires, the score of the movie Pulsación and later Baltar's second LP Interpreta A Piazzolla - Ferrer. It also acted as backing ensemble for a number of singles and recordings of compositions of the Piazzolla-Ferrer duplet. Credited with a generic Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta.
Conjunto 9 (in English: Ensemble 9), aka Noneto, 1971-72 & 1983. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Conjunto 9. Assembled for the 2 LPs of Música Popular Contemporanea De La Ciudad De Buenos Aires, and for a live perfomance in 1983.
• During 1973 he moves to Italy after a stroke, and releases Jeanne y Paul / El Penúltimo, Summit with Gerry Mulligan, and Libertango the next year, all with Italian session musicians.
Conjunto Electronico (in English: Electronic Ensemble), aka Electronic Octet, 1973. In 1975, they would release the album-score Suite Troileana / Lumiere in honour of Aníbal Troilo's passing.
Quinteto Tango Nuevo (in English: New Tango Quintet), aka the second Quintet, 1978-1988. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo. Released Biyuya and Tango: Hora Zero.
Sexteto Tango Nuevo (in English: New Tango Sextet), 1989. On the database as Astor Piazzolla Y Su Sexteto Tango Nuevo. Released several live albums.

List of articles representing unidentified or suspected Piazzolla ensembles: Astor Piazzolla Y Su Orquesta (2)"Piazzolla 1973" OrquestaQuinteto Nuevo Tiempo
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Albums

PLP 5049 Astor Piazzolla - Vanguardia album art Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgán Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgán - Vanguardia(LP, Album) ANTAR (2) PLP 5049 Uruguay 1964 Sell This Version
20291 Astor Piazzolla - El Tango album art Astor Piazzolla & Jorge Luis Borges Astor Piazzolla & Jorge Luis Borges - El Tango (Album) Polydor 20291 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
TLS-5020 Astor Piazzolla - Maria De Buenos Aires album art Astor Piazzolla - Horacio Ferrer Astor Piazzolla - Horacio Ferrer - Maria De Buenos Aires (Album) Trova TLS-5020 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
AVS-4013 Astor Piazzolla - Concierto Para Quinteto album art Astor Piazzolla Concierto Para Quinteto (Album) RCA Victor AVS-4013 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
AC 87 Astor Piazzolla - Astor Piazzolla y su Orquestra de Cuerdas album art Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla y su Orquestra de Cuerdas (Album) Diapason (3) AC 87 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
SSIG-6002 Astor Piazzolla - Adios Nonino album art Astor Piazzolla Adios Nonino (Album) Som Livre SSIG-6002 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
SEI 3 Astor Piazzolla - Finalmente!! album art Astor Piazzolla Finalmente!!(LP, Album, RE) Analogy SEI 3 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
2482 173 Astor Piazzolla - Révolution Du Tango - Astor Piazzolla Alla Philharmonic Hall Di New York album art Astor Piazzolla Révolution Du Tango - Astor Piazzolla Alla Philharmonic Hall Di New York (Album) Polydor 2482 173 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1096 Astor Piazzolla - Libertango album art Astor Piazzolla Libertango (Album, Comp) Carosello CHR 1096 US 1974 Sell This Version
MHLP-40481 Astor Piazzolla - Tango En Hi-Fi album art Astor Piazzolla Tango En Hi-Fi (Album) Music Hall MHLP-40481 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
2C 066-96.680 Astor Piazzolla - Pulsación album art Astor Piazzolla Pulsación (Album, Comp) Columbia 2C 066-96.680 France 1974 Sell This Version
RTV 25046 Astor Piazzolla - Summit album art Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla - Summit (Album) Erre T.V. RTV 25046 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
C 066-12.247 Astor Piazzolla - Il Pleut Sur Santiago album art Astor PIazzolla Il Pleut Sur Santiago (Album) Pathé Marconi EMI C 066-12.247 France 1975 Sell This Version
CLP 128 Astor Piazzolla - Balada Para Un Loco album art Astor Piazzolla Canta Jose Angel Trelles* Astor Piazzolla Canta Jose Angel Trelles* - Balada Para Un Loco (Album) Trova CLP 128 US 1976 Sell This Version
DA-5005 Astor Piazzolla - Suite Troileana album art Astor Piazzolla Suite Troileana (Album) Trova DA-5005 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
DA-5010 Astor Piazzolla - Viaje De Bodas album art Astor Piazzolla Viaje De Bodas (Album) Trova DA-5010 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
LP.S 40.009 Astor Piazzolla - Octeto Buenos Aires album art Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Buenos Aires - Octeto Buenos Aires (Album) Durium Start LP.S 40.009 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
2393 154 Astor Piazzolla - Armaguedon (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Astor Piazzolla Armaguedon (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Polydor 2393 154 France 1977 Sell This Version
CLN 25073 Astor Piazzolla - Persecuta album art Astor Piazzolla & Grande Orchestra D'Archi Astor Piazzolla & Grande Orchestra D'Archi - Persecuta (Album) Carosello CLN 25073 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
ELC 25125 Astor Piazzolla - Buenos Aires Ora Zero album art Astor Piazzolla Buenos Aires Ora Zero(LP) Eleven ELC 25125 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
3192 438 Astor Piazzolla - Révolution Du Tango - Astor Piazzolla Alla Philharmonic Hall Di New York album art Astor Piazzolla Révolution Du Tango - Astor Piazzolla Alla Philharmonic Hall Di New York(Cass, Album) Polydor 3192 438 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
ELC 25124 Astor Piazzolla - Divertimento 9 album art Astor Piazzolla Divertimento 9(LP) Eleven ELC 25124 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CLN 25079 Astor Piazzolla - Mundial 78 album art Astor Piazzolla Mundial 78 (Album) Carosello CLN 25079 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
ELC 25141 Astor Piazzolla - Seul, Tout Seul album art Astor Piazzolla Seul, Tout Seul(LP, Album) Eleven ELC 25141 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
HXLPI-17027 Astor Piazzolla - Olympia 77 album art Astor Piazzolla Olympia 77 (Album) Polydor HXLPI-17027 Mexico 1977 Sell This Version