Yes, Bono plays Piazzolla. No, not that Bono - I mean Alberto Bono. Alberto is probably the more talented of the two Bono's - he not only plays the bandoneón with an enormous amount of feeling for the tango, he is also a world class artist whose painting also capture the emotion of the tango. Today's video features Bono in his quintet playing the Piazzolla classic, Lo que vendra. Lo que vendra was composed in 1956 or 1957 and was used as the main theme for the 1958 movie, Dos basuras.
Alberto Bono was born in 1943 and began playing the bandoneón at the age of six. He has played the music of Astor Piazzolla all over the world and in 1998 issued a CD of Piazzolla's music titled, El Tangonauta. Joining Bono in today's video are J. Paladini on piano, Néstor Madeo on guitar, Eduardo Pedruelo on bass and R. Cigno on drums. You can hear more of their work and find a wonderful collection of videos which show Bono's paintings on norber00's YouTube Channel. It is worth a visit. His work is well enough known that he was the subject of a movie, Mariposas de colores, directed by Fernando Foulques. In 2006, he was presented a special award as an outstanding artist by his hometown, Rosario, Argentina.
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