Astor Piazzolla composed countless pieces for a great variety of instrumental ensembles, both academical and popular. However, without a doubt the most famous and transcending of them all was his quintet ensemble, made up of bandoneon, violin, electric guitar, piano and double bass.
Piazzolla’s first quintet ensemble was created in 1960 and maintained, with some circumstantial modifications and additions, until 1973. It was Piazzolla’s go-to in the creation of Nuevo Tango- the next era of tango which he unraveled throughout the decade of 1960. The musicians that integrated the quintet, which went through six different formations until 1973, were all notable