Tango: Zero Hour
|Tango: Zero Hour|
|Studio album by|
Sound Ideas Studio, New York City
|Label||American Clavé, Nonesuch|
Tango: Zero Hour (Nuevo Tango: Hora Zero in Spanish) is an album by Ástor Piazzolla and his Quinteto Nuevo Tango (in English: New Tango Quintet, often loosely referred to as his second quintet). It was released in September 1986 on American Clavé, and re-released on Pangaea Records in 1988.
Piazzolla considered this his greatest album. Rolling Stone commented on the Pangaea reissue of the album, comparing Piazzolla's fusion of form, improvisation, and dynamics to contemporary classical music, jazz, and rock & roll, respectively. Robert Christgau of The Village Voice also commented on Piazzolla's fusion of classical and jazz music.
All tracks written by Astor Piazzolla.
- "Tanguedia III" – 4:39
- "Milonga del ángel" – 6:31
- "Concierto para quinteto" – 9:06
- "Milonga loca" – 3:09
- "Michelangelo '70" – 2:52
- "Contrabajissimo" – 10:19
- "Mumuki" – 9:33
- Ástor Piazzolla – bandoneon, arranger
- Hector Console – bass
- Horacio Malvicino – guitar
- Fernando Suarez Paz – violin
- Pablo Ziegler – piano
- Greg Calbi – Mastering
- Jon Fausty – Engineer, mixing
- Kip Hanrahan – Producer, engineer
- Nancy Hanrahan – Associate producer
- Scott Marcus – Executive producer
- Charles Reilly – Photography
- Shawna Stobie – Assistant engineer, mixing assistant
- Christgau, Robert (June 2, 1987). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
- Azzi, María Susana; Collier, Simon (2000). Le Grand Tango: The Life and Music of Astor Piazzolla (illustrated ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-19-512777-5. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
- Cook, Stephen. "Tango: Zero Hour". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
Considered by Piazzolla to be his best work, 1986's Tango Zero Hour was the culmination of a career that began in Argentina in the 1930s.
- "Tango: Zero Hour". Nonesuch Records. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
Astor Piazzolla called his recording Tango: Zero Hour 'absolutely the greatest record I've made in my entire life.'
- Christgau, Robert (2 June 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: June 2, 1987". The Village Voice. ISSN 0042-6180. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
Piazzolla [...] claims this is the best of his 40 albums. [...] True semipop, dance music for the cerebellum, with the aesthetic tone of a jazz-classical fusion Gunther Schuller never dreamed.
- Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. ISSN 0035-791X.
Piazzolla's Argentine 'New Tango' fusion brazenly combines structural ploys from contemporary classical music and the improvisatory daring of jazz, heating the mix with swooping dynamics worthy of rock & rollMissing or empty
- "Tango: Zero Hour – Credits". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 12 May 2009.