Vaults: Astor Piazzolla

This month we’re revisiting classic shows, and have left no corner of the closet unchecked. For this 1991 New Sounds From the Vaults, we bring you the king of the neuvo tango himself, the late Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. He peppers us with mafia references, talks about the origins of the bandoneon, and presents music from the then-brand new release of “La Camorra.” Also, guitar duo music by pickers John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman.

PROGRAM #304, with Astor Piazzolla (First aired in 1991)





Astor Piazzolla

La Camorra

"Camorra II" {7:00}
"Camorra III" {11:00}
"Soledad" {7:30}
"Fugata" {3:00}

American Clave #AMCL-1021. Later released on Nonesuch records, #79516. Available at*

Sylvain Acher

First Steps

"At Mullane's" {6:00}

Krysdahlark Rec's, Austin TX. Buy the *cassette* at

John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman

Snap A Little Owl

"Luke's Little Summer" {2:00} "Woman from Donori" {2:00}

Shanachie #97003.
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