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Customer Reviews

An All-Time Classic

I'm a big Astor Piazzola fan and this is some of his best and most interesting work. The mix of New Tango with Jazz really works. Beautiful.

By the way, the original title (or at least the Spanish title) is "Reunion Cumbre", which also is the Spanish name of the last song.

Why has no one purchased this yet?

I'm Surprised. I expected this to be a lot more popular. I mean, you've got Astor Piazzolla - one of the originators of Tango Nuevo, and Gerry Mulligan - one of the greatest baritone saxophonists of all time. Come on people. Listen to this stuff. It's great! Tango and jazz fusion.

Summit

I had this albun years ago in cassette tape. I am glad I have it back.

Biography

Born: March 11, 1921 in Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Genre: Latino

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

It's not hyperbole to say that Astor Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of tango, a towering giant whose shadow looms large over everything that preceded and followed him. Piazzolla's place in Argentina's greatest cultural export is roughly equivalent to that of Duke Ellington in jazz -- the genius composer who took an earthy, sensual, even disreputable folk music and elevated it into a sophisticated form of high art. But even more than Ellington, Piazzolla was also a virtuosic...
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