- Features the best work from 3 of the labels who captured his greatest material: Sony/BMG, Aldo Pagani-Carosello and Milan Music
- 28 tracks thematically sequenced that include Piazzolla’s classic tracks as well as his revolutionary experiments in tango
- Extensive and quirky biographical information in the sleeve-notes from the compiler & tango aficionado Chris Moss
Since Astor Piazzolla’s death in 1992 there has been intense and immense interest in the work of Tango’s greatest modern maestro. Sony/BMG, Aldo Pagaini and Milan Music carefully curated much of the taped material – studio and live – and here we present the very best of this magnificent back catalogue.
Both the ‘Four Porteña’ seasons and ‘Angel ‘sequence are featured on this selection, as are classics ‘Adios Nonino’ and ‘Oblivion’. We’ve the best examples of Piazzolla’s music for films, as well as Amelita Baltar singing a track from the ‘little opera’ María de Buenos Aires and the seminal punk-tango song ‘Balada para un loco’. Catch the aggressive, angular, astringent live version of the classic 'Libertango', as covered by everyone from Yo Yo Ma to Grace Jones. Hear gravel-voiced but pitch perfect Goyeneche crooning on ‘Vuelvo al Sur’, and indulge in a duet with Troilo on the timeless Gardel classic ‘Volver’: much of this material is unknown outside tango circles in Argentina.
Getting to grips with the immense body of work Piazzolla left can be confusing however ‘Maestro & Revolutionary’ solves this by collecting together his greatest hits and most revolutionary pieces all thematically sequenced with extensive sleevenotes. ‘Maestro & Revolutionary’ is simply the ultimate Piazzolla compilation on offer.