Friday, March 27, 2009

Piazzolla Rocks

This blog has perhaps unfairly ignored a segment of Piazzolla performers who are small but enthusiastic and who do demonstrate the reach of Piazzolla's music. That segment is the rockers. Two example have appeared this month. The first is a solo guitar interpretation of Adios Nonino by Brazilian shredder, Marcos De Ros. He is a remarkable musician and composer who shreds Schubert along with more standard heavy metal. I think he honors and respects Piazzolla in his performance here. The second is a more classic garage rock trio from Argentina, 3 de Copas, also interpreting Adios Nonino - clearly a favorite of the rockers. This performance took place in Córdoba, Argentina as part of a regular Tuesday night session held for the past seven years at a theater named "Cineclub Municipal." Their interpretation is a little looser but still respectful of the contrast between pathos and happy memories that capture the story behind the piece.

Turn up the volume and enjoy these.

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  1. Thank you for your comments, and for asking.

    This performance took place in Córdoba, Argentina. The theatre named "Cineclub Municipal", it's been showing lots of artists and bands from all kinds of music in the last 7 years, each week, on tuesdays. It has plenty of other cultural activities as well.
    I'm glad this site, and our work on it, is helping in your musical developments, and of course, also knowing that "our" Astor is inspiring still many musicians around the globe.
    If your interested, we've had a tango (strictly) presentation, from a local interpreter, Damian Torres. In that ocassion we really enjoyed the best of our land's sound, the tango.

  2. Hello, this is another vidieo performed in the "Cineclub Municipal". This song is called "la Familia" compessed by Astor Piazzolla and performed by Damian Torres Trio.