In the 1950’s, the father of the “tango nuevo” Astor Piazzolla started to incorporate elements from jazz and classical music into the traditional tango. It quickly turned into a fusion of the tango with a wide range of recognizable Western musical elements, including counterpoint and passacaglia techniques. Piazzolla also invited novel instruments, such as the saxophone and electric guitar to participate in the traditional tango ensemble. I am sure Piazzolla would not object to the use of a chamber orchestra and a wailing solo violin.

Julian Rachlin plays Piazzolla