The “Hijos ilegítimos de Astor” Contemporary Tango Trilogy
An unusual history follows the Astor orchestra’s illegitimate children in the original scorse of “Contemporary Tango Trilogy” the argentian composer M° Alejandro Fasanini.
“Dear Maestro Fasanini, I am very impressed with your compositions. Your mastery of counterpoint language is admirable, with a Tango flavour.
My warmest congratulations.”
“Alejandro, my dear brother, in this music you opened your heart and I have recognized you.”
Luis de Pablo
Contemporary Tango Trilogy – Tentación
Alejandro Fasanini: Composer,conductor, Daniela Ferrati: Piano, Giampaolo
Costantini: Bandoneón, Francesca Giordanino: Violin, Aurelio Venanzi: Viola, Andrea Agostinelli: Cello, Riccardo Bertozzini: Guitar, Ivan Gambini: Percussion, Gianluca Ravaglia: Contrabass,Valeria Visconti: Voice
Recording e Mixing: Fulvio Mennella
Mastering: Stefano Cappelli, Creative Mastering
Total time: 57’00’’
Contemporary Tango Trilogy – Intuición
Alejandro Fasanini: Composer,conductor, Daniela Ferrati: Piano, Giampaolo Costantini: Bandoneón, Francesco Bonacini: Violin, Aurelio Venanzi: Viola, Andrea Agostinelli: Cello, Riccardo Bertozzini: Guitar, Ivan Gambini: Percussion, Giacomo Dominici: Doublebass,Valeria Visconti: Voice
Recording, Mixing e Mastering: Fulvio Mennella
Total time: 53’00’’
Contemporary Tango Trilogy – Contemplación
Alejandro Fasanini: Composer,conductor, Daniela Ferrati: Piano, Gianni Iorio: Bandoneón, Francesco Bonacini: Violin, Aurelio Venanzi: Viola, Andrea Agostinelli: Cello, Riccardo Bertozzini: Guitar, Ivan Gambini: Percussion, Giacomo Dominici: Doublebass,Valeria Visconti: Voice
Recording: Michele Bellagamba and Alessandro Ciuffetti
Mixing: Michele Bellagamba
Mastering: Alessandro Ciuffetti
Total time: 53’00’’
Special thanks to Gabriele Bertozzi for your constant support and musical advice,
Aurelio Venanzi and Ivan Gambini for their post production work.
“Of course, there are many interesting ensembles and many great composers of contemporary tango,
but to me Alejandro Fasanini is one of the outstanding and fascinating ones”.
EE.UU – Modern Tango World – Tango Reviews… and more – Arndt Büssing
“Alejandro Fasanini, who can be defined as one of the most important tango musicians of our time. This is the Tango Orchestra of the new century.
With a series of masterpieces, this album is the true evolution of Tango. ”
Japan – Review Web
I believe that such compositions can be interpreted by imagination, by our ability to dream.
The formation’s name of the bandoneonist and composer Alejandro Fasanini means
“The illegitimate children of Astor” … but I’m tempted to say, with respect to their name, that they are both legitimate and illegitimate.
France – Magazine “La salida” – Bernardo Nudelman
“If Piazzolla were still alive, his music would now probably be very similar to what we hear in this beautiful work by the “Hijos ilegitimos de Astor” Orchestra.
A name that is not random and, in our opinion, more than appropriate to describe in three words their music”
Italy – Magazine “El Tanguero” – Andrea Dedó
“An Argentinian composer abroad has something more to say in his tangos
Twenty years ago, Alejandro Fasanini – Argentinian musician and composer – decided to leave for the continent of his ancestors.
But he did not leave Argentina unaccompanied: he sailed off together with his nostalgia, and this nostalgia he sublimated into music, made it into tango.”
Argentina- Review, Monica Martín
“It is a marvelous work that develops a style under the influence of Piazzolla”.
Japan – Marquee
Recorded, Mixed at Naïve Recording Studio, by Francesco de Benedittis. Fano, Italy http://www.naivestudio.com/
Portrait and Graphic by ©Ardoq – www.ardoq.space
Thanks to so many people who believed in me and in this music.
With Love, Ale