Neotango Octetology

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Label: Paraty

Genre: World Music

Interpret: Octetology

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  • 1Marrón y Azul03:40
  • 2A Fuego Lento03:30
  • 3Boedo04:12
  • 4Mi refugio04:57
  • 5Neotango03:17
  • 6Arrabal03:31
  • 7Tango Ballet11:43
  • 8Taconeando03:38
  • 9Lo Que Vendrá05:16
  • 10El Entrerriano02:57
  • Total Runtime46:41

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The year is 1955, Astor Piazzolla returns to Buenos Aires after two years spent in Paris. Between the lessons taken with the legendary Nadia Boulanger, the discovery of the Parisian Jazz scene and meeting of artists like Gerry Mulligan, the young Astor is bubbling with inspiration. Upon his arrival in Argentina, an emancipatory rampage pushes him to break free from the Tango tradition. No more dancers, no more singers, an instrumental tango blurring the frontiers with jazz and classical music. His weapon of choice the Octeto Buenos Aires. This emblematic ensemble crystallizes a turning point in the history of Tango and initiates the emergence of Tango Nuevo.

The success of the project not being up to his expectations, Astor Piazzolla, famous for his pranks and his provocations, burned all of the scores of the Octeto during a dinner with friends.

Thanks to an important work of research and transcription, Octetology manages to reconstitute the original arrangements of this long lost repertoire, and contributes to the rebirth of one of the most beautiful pages in the history of Tango.

Today, thanks to an important work of research and transcription, Octetology manages to reconstitute the original arrangements of this lost repertoire, bringing back to life these pages among the most beautiful in the history of Tango..


Since its creation in 2020, Octetology has won the first prize in the international competition of Castelfidardo in Italy, in the "Piazzolla Awards" category; and has received some great programming (Théâtre du Châtelet, FIP concert live Studio at 104 de Radio France, Nuits de Nacres, Nuits musicales d'Uzès, Festival Tango de Gennevilliers, Générations France musique Live...). Dedicated to Astor Piazzolla's flamboyant and emblematic Octeto Buenos Aires, these eight musicians retrace the origins of Tango Nuevo to deliver a resolutely modern interpretation.

When he left Paris to return to Buenos Aires in 1955, Astor Piazzolla was determined to "get tango out of the monotony in which it had become mired", by overturning its codes and traditions through the creation of new music. He surrounded himself with some of the most emblematic musicians of the genre (A. Stampone, L. Federico, E. Francini...) to create the "Octeto Buenos Aires", a short-lived formation (1955-1958) that would profoundly influence the music of Buenos Aires and that would remain one of the composer's most avant-garde attempts. Despite the originality of the proposal, the virtuosity of the performers and the flamboyant writing, the project did not receive the hoped-for response from the public and connoisseurs, which led Piazzolla to abandon it and destroy all the parts of this immense repertoire.

Through extensive research and rewriting, Octetology has succeeded in reconstituting this lost repertoire, never recreated since its disappearance over 60 years ago.

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