Astor Piazzolla – “Golazo” – (1977)

Astor Piazzolla is a very important figure in tango music. An Argentine by birth, he studied in Paris in the 1950s (and you can hear it in his music). But in the second half of the 1950s, after the “Golden Age” of tango had come and gone, Piazzolla started putting together his orchestra and by the time it was all said and done, he had revolutionized the sound. Nuevo Tango was born out of his work. As you’ll see from the next two days, tango would still have a lot more “Nuevo” to get.