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Astor Piazzolla Reunion

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Gary Burton

If any contemporary musician has the right to memorialize Astor Piazzolla, it’s famed vibraphonist Burton, who recorded with the Argentinean tango maestro back in the mid-’80s, years before the current swarm of Piazzolla devotees. Working with members of Piazzolla’s crack ensembles, Astor Piazzolla Reunion (Concord Jazz) reverently addresses the romantic temperament that infused all the work of the great composer and bandonion virtuoso. B

Originally posted March 13 1998 — 12:00 AM EST

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