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by Quinteto Emedea

This album offers a new approach to the modernity of Astor Piazzolla, reflected by a wide array of arrangements and compositions rarely played or recorded since the original versions, all the pieces resulting of own transcriptions.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nonino
2:56 $0.99
2. Iracundo
4:45 $0.99
3. Berretín
3:45 $0.99
4. Lo Que Vendrá
4:23 $0.99
5. Introducción Al Ángel
4:47 $0.99
6. Tres Minutos Con La Realidad
3:05 $0.99
7. Los Mareados
4:10 $0.99
8. Retrato De Alfredo Gobbi
7:33 $0.99
9. Quejas De Bandoneón
3:08 $0.99
10. Patchouli
6:52 $0.99
11. Contrabajeando
4:00 $0.99
12. La Mufa
5:46 $0.99
13. Contemporáneo
2:19 $0.99
14. Coral
5:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Modernísimo falls in line with the founding principles of Quinteto Emedea: to propose a fresh look at the modernity of Astor Piazzolla. In this respect, it seemed essential to highlight a part of his lesser known repertoire, often completely ignored, and offer a wide range of arrangements and compositions reflecting the multiplicity of influences at the origin of his musical style.
A man of extremes, an insatiable creator, Astor Piazzolla was never content just with the legacy of the great tango of the 40s. Coming into contact with the most prominent figures of the genre (Aníbal Troilo, Elvino Vardaro …) he built himself a solid reputation as bandoneonist and arranger, but his aspirations quickly brought him to explore other musical horizons. He was attracted at times by the “academic” music of its time, first by the neo-classicism of Ginastera, then by the European avant-gardes, French music, Bartók and Stravinsky. His many trips to New York also led him to explore the realm of jazz, which would influence his language and sense of improvisation.
Eager to push the boundaries and create new music, during the 1950s he was committed to innovative projects that confronted him to the resistance of the conservatives of the tango tradition. He introduced the electric guitar in his ensembles and tried with the “Octeto Buenos Aires” a first avant-garde breakthrough that he would eventually give up. It is in 1960 that Astor Piazzolla created the “Quinteto Nuevo Tango” and finally found the ideal ensemble to develop his musical style.
Modernísimo is the Result of an important work of research, transcription and interpretation, that presents a selection of pieces for quintet reflecting these various imprints. Arrangements of great “standards” of tango (Los mareados, Quejas de bandoneón, Berretín); iconic compositions (Nonino, Lo que vendrá, Contrabajeando, Introducción al ángel); pieces exploring new harmonic and rhythmic languages, imprints of Jazz (Tres minutos con la realidad), or sounds evocative of Bartók (La mufa); scores illustrating the search for innovative forms, adopting a free or even rhapsodic logic (Contemporáneo, Iracundo), or juxtapositions (Retrato de Alfreddo Gobbi). Finally, some unclassifiable musical objects: a tribute to J.S. Bach (Coral), and a milonga campera tinged with sounds of French music (Patchouli).

Bandoneon - Lysandre Donoso
Piano - Émilie Aridon Kociołek
Violin - Mathias Naon
Electric guitar - Adrien Merahi
Double bass - Lucas Eubel Frontini
Transcriptions - Lysandre Donoso, Mathias Naon
Recorded in February 2018
Sound engineer - Patrick Muller
Editing - Lysandre Donoso, Mathias Naon
Mix and Mastering - Juanjo Mosalini
Graphics - Philomène Longchamp
Pictures - Elsa Broclain
Texts - Mathias Naon (English translation : Lucas Eubel Frontini)



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