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Astor Piazzolla: La Camora

Piazzolla Report: The late, great Astor Piazzolla, whose impassioned and sophisticated nuevo tango innovations, not to mention his monstrous skill as a bandoneonist, were beginning to attain the legendary quality he deserved towards the end of his life, would have been surprised by the outpouring of attention since his death in 1992. The Piazzolla bin runneth over with new releases and reissues, often due to the advocacy of those fallen under the Piazzolla spell. Kip Hanrahan, via his small indie label, American Clave, had been one of Piazzolla’s biggest fans, and his projects are seeing the light of day in an era of new respect.

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