The Brooklyn teen who changed the music of Buenos Aires forever
Posted: July 4, 2013 in Special feature
Tags: Astor Piazzolla, Brooklyn
01 La cumparsita
05 Verano porteño
06 Adios nonino
Today is 4th of July. Another anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.
As the years go by, the memories of that summer night in 1992 when Astor Piazzolla’s life came to an end are still fresh.
I was at the controls of a radio station in San Francisco in the middle of the night, and all I could feel at that moment was an uncontrollable desire to cry.
I wonder now, how many of my fellow tango friends have ever shed a tear for the loss of Astor Piazzolla?
There has been so much bullshit invented in the name of Piazzolla, and so many excuses given for shoddy dancing and mediocre musicians, but the words of the Brooklyn teenager who went back to Buenos Aires to face a world that was foreign to him, explain why he became a hot rod that changed the way the world looked at the music of Buenos Aires forever.