LIBERTANGO (Astor Piazzolla)
This is Solla’s rendition of Astor Piazzolla’s popular tune, which became synonymous with tango nuevo or modern tango. The repetitive and percussive line has won over audiences all over the world. Solla was once hired to write an arrangement of this song for a Piano Quintet, so he started experimenting with rhythms and discovered a way to structure the tune so that it’s recognizable and danceable, perhaps the first time Libertango has achieved such balance. Beginning with Aslan’s thick and percussive bowed bass, the tune pulses with the energy of a locomotive at high velocity. Next station, the dance floor.