Piazzolla, Tangos for Violin, Brass Quintet and Percussion

This is Piazzolla like you’ve never heard him before – a jazzed-up collection of his repertoire with a big band sound and occasional interludes of solo violin. One of the stand-out pieces is Piazzolla’s Four Seasons Suite; if Vivaldi had been born in Buenos Aires, maybe the Four Seasons would have sounded like this. This recording is arranged by Donato De Sena for the Tuscan Brass and Percussion Quintet, who are all professors from leading Italian universities, and features Andrea Tacchi on violin. A great way to jazz up a slow afternoon.

Kate Rockstrom is from Readings Carlton