• Sat. Oct 16th, 2021

‘Non solo tango live’, a new album by maestro Arlia as a tribute to Piazzolla

Byeditorial

May 12, 2021

The pianist and conductor Filippo Arlia, after the success of the album ‘Duettango’, undertakes a new tribute to Maestro Astor Piazzolla with the disc ‘Non solo tango Live’ recorded live by Giulio Cesare Ricci in Pontedera and published from the Fonè Records label. One hundred years ago, exactly on 11 March 1921, Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla, the tango revolutionary, was born in Mar del Plata in Argentina, the son of a fisherman who emigrated to Argentina from Trani, in Puglia. Filippo Arlia on the piano and Cesare Chiacchiaretta on the bandoneon are inspired by him and his genius, releasing rarefied, melancholy atmospheres, but at the same time sensual and dynamic. The album opens with a very emotional song, the soundtrack of the film Il Postino written by the late Luis Bacalov. An elegant disc, with enveloping jazz sounds, which delicately retraces in addition to the songs that are part of Astor Piazzolla’s great repertoire, in particular Vuelvo al sur, Ave Maria, Milonga sin palabras, also Por una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel. It should be noted that the Libertango track in Argentina entered # 12 in the iTunes Top 200 Tracks Argentina World Chart. The album ends with an encore of the concert with Henry Mancini’s The Pink Panther. A choice that once again highlights the artistic path of Maestro Arlia, his ability to be transversal and to know how to embrace different musical worlds in the name of contamination and expressive freedom. An open approach that reflects his passion not only for classical composition but also for Mediterranean sounds and jazz improvisation. The eclectic musician, with his whimsical piano solos and energetic creativity, contributes to enrich the harmony with an absolutely passionate sound.For each recording two masters have been created: analogue master for vinyls and digital master DSD for i SuperAudioCD. A “field effect” recording technique, natural sound, was used, without the use of equalizers and sound expansion and compression systems, a choice aimed at reviving the listener in his own home hi-fi system the live effect. as if he were present at the concert of these two great artists. The microphones used for recording are the same ones used to record some of the most famous Beatles songs. “Non solo tango Live” is an album of great emotion, great technique that highlights the mastery of the two musicians.