Escalandrum - Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla (2011) 320 Kbps
Escalandrum is a jazz sextet from Argentina that pays tribute to the legendary composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla, who was the grandfather of the group's leader and drummer Daniel \"Pipi\" Piazzolla. In 2011, they released their eighth album, Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla, which features 10 of Astor's most famous and beloved compositions, arranged and performed by Escalandrum with a modern and original twist.
The album showcases the virtuosity and creativity of the musicians, who blend elements of jazz, tango, rock, classical and folk music in their interpretations of Piazzolla's works. The result is a vibrant and dynamic homage that respects the essence and spirit of the master, while also adding new colors and textures to his musical legacy. Some of the highlights of the album include Lunfardo, a fast-paced and energetic piece that features a stunning saxophone solo by DamiÃn Fogiel; Buenos Aires Hora Cero, a melancholic and atmospheric ballad that evokes the city's nocturnal mood; and Libertango, one of Piazzolla's most famous and recognizable tunes, which Escalandrum transforms into a groovy and funky anthem.
Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla is a must-listen for fans of Astor Piazzolla, as well as for anyone who appreciates innovative and expressive music. The album is available on Spotify[^1^] [^2^] and Apple Music[^3^], as well as on CD and vinyl formats.Escalandrum is not only a tribute band, but also a creative and original ensemble that explores different genres and styles in their own compositions. The group consists of six talented musicians who have been playing together since 1999, with a remarkable chemistry and cohesion. They are: Daniel \"Pipi\" Piazzolla on drums, DamiÃn Fogiel on tenor saxophone, NicolÃs Guerschberg on piano, MartÃn Pantyrer on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Mariano SÃvori on double bass, and Gustavo Musso on alto and soprano saxophones[^1^] [^2^].
The group has received several awards and recognitions for their work, both in Argentina and abroad. In 2007, they were selected by the FundaciÃn Konex as one of the 100 most influential popular artists of the decade in Argentina. In 2012, they were nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Album for Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla, along with Chick Corea and Al Di Meola. They also won three Gardel Awards, the most prestigious music awards in Argentina, for Best Jazz Album, Best Album of the Year, and the Golden Gardel. In 2014, they were declared as Argentina's Public Feature by the national government, and Daniel \"Pipi\" Piazzolla was named as a Renowned Personality in National Culture by the city of Buenos Aires[^2^] [^3^].
Escalandrum has performed in more than 40 countries around the world, sharing stages with renowned artists such as Enrico Rava, Dave Holland, John Scofield, Paquito D'Rivera and Ute Lemper. They have also participated in prestigious festivals and venues such as La Villette Jazz Festival in Paris, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Festival Cervantino in Mexico, Birdland Jazz Club in New York, among many others. They have also collaborated with other artists and projects, such as singer Elena Roger in 3001 Proyecto Piazzolla (2016), a fusion of tango and rock; and classical musicians from ION Studios in Sesiones ION (2017), a reinterpretation of Mozart and Ginastera's works[^2^] [^3^]. aa16f39245