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Nuevo Tango Ensamble

GIANNI IORIO – bandoneón PASQUALE STAFANO – piano PIERLUIGI BALDUCCI – bass

The NUEVO TANGO ENSAMBLE was born in 1999 starting from a deep admiration for music from Argentina. The trio has established its own identity well recognizable, into which the lesson of classical music, tango nuevo, an Italian melodic sensibility and a conception of authentic jazz performance. The music of the great composer Astor Piazzolla, who had grandparents from Puglia as the three musicians, was therefore assimilated and converted into a new synthesis between the classical music, tango nuevo and jazz that the three musicians have always loved, between the discipline of written and structured music the recognizable Italian character of their melodies and improvisation that makes their every concert a unique event.

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Patrick Dalmace (France) – JAZZHOT “[…] Tous trois sont les auteurs de huit des compositions (titres en italien pour la plupart car il est inutile de dissimuler ses origines). Les rythmes ne sont pas seulement le tango (« d’Impulso ») mais plus largement ceux d’Argentine. On trouve une magnifique milonga, « Milonga para la luna », pour laquelle le trio a invité le saxophoniste Javier Girotto, né à Cordoba mais venu en Italie au bout d’un quart de siècle d’existence (Passage par Berklee, participation en France à l’O.N.J….). On écoute aussi Girotto sur « Il Fiume in piena », sur un fond de chacarera tout comme « Angelica »

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