- Released: March 5, 1996
- Label: Intuition
- 2.Milonga Para Tres
- 3.Buenos Aires Hora Cero
- 4.Pasajes Obscuras dos Estrellas
- 5.Tres Minutos con la Realidad
- 8.Adios Nonino
- 9.Prelude to the Cyclical Night
Recorded in England and Germany in 1989.
Personnel: Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon); Horacio Malvicino (guitar); Jos? Bragato, Carlos Nozzi (cello); Daniel Binelli (bandoneon); Gerardo Gandini (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Tony Staveacre; Kip Hanrahan; Astor Piazzolla.
Recording information: BBC Television Studios, Bristol, England (08/1982-11/1989); Conny Planck's Studio, Neunkirchen, Germany (08/1982-11/1989); Radio City Studio, N.Y.C., NY (08/1982-11/1989).
A final release from Astor Piazzolla, recorded shortly before his death and edited for release following notes that he left behind. The work stems largely from a session in the BBC studios, and also from a recording session in Germany. The playing is wonderful here -- all of the pieces fit well together. The piano is especially brash, courtesy of Gerardo Gandini. One other notable item here: the inclusion of a second bandoneon to work with Piazzolla's own in the sextet. For fans of Piazzolla, this is a wonderful album. For those that aren't full fledged devotees, it may also serve as a decently good introduction to the deep world of nuevo tango headed by Piazzolla. ~ Adam Greenberg