Madrid to the rhythm of Piazzolla

The tributes to Astor Piazzolla began in Spain, which will remain on the calendar throughout the year in different cities and communes.

The tributes to Astor Piazzolla in Spain began very early, which will remain on the calendar throughout the year in different cities and communes. In February, five of the brightest musicians on the Spanish jazz circuit came together to celebrate the centenary of Piazzolla’s birth and showcase their unique vision of the legacy of one of the most influential and brilliant composers of the 20th century. With the Argentine pianist Federico Lechner at the forefront and together with the great drummer, and grandson of the honoree, Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla (winner of the Gardel Prize twice and a Latin Grammy nomination), Claudio Constantini was heard and the evocative power of his bandoneon, the surprising voice Sheila Blanco and the wisdom of Antonio Miguel on double bass.

From the sweet melody of Ave María to the gravity of La Muerte del Ángel, passing through the costumbrismo of Bachín’s Chiquilín, this selection of pieces is a sample of the originality of Piazzolla’s music, which crosses genres from tango and transcends any localism. Piazzolla x 100 is, more than a tribute, a party. Supported by the Embassy of Argentina in Spain, this event was an initiative of the Madrid Commune.

During the year, the tributes will take place in Alicante, Bilbao, Granada, Jerez, Navarra, Seville, among other cities; with a special closing in Madrid with a concert by Mario Parmisano, a renowned Argentine pianist who plays Piazzolla in a unique way.

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