Tango Maestro-The Life and Music of Astor Piazzolla

Film

Time Out says

Fresh from his important Edward Said feature interview, and on the way towards Keith Jarrett for Channel 4, film-maker Dibb delivers another rewarding life and work study, exploring a character who in his own territory shook things up quite as much as those path-breakers already mentioned. Dibb himself narrates this comprehensive overview of the giant talent that was Tango maverick Piazzolla, from his childhood in Mar de Plata and the gift of a bandoleon that set him on the track towards a complete overhaul of the darkly passionate artform. The man himself left the music behind in 1992, but well chosen archive footage and chat, alongside interviews with friends, collaborators and family, provide a fulsome portrait of the sonic giant who occupied the jazz, world and contemporary music arenas with equal grace and flair.

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Release details

Duration:
106 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Mike Dibb