Pablo Ziegler – piano
Pablo Ziegler is the most important artist of the Tango Nuevo and Astor Piazzolla’s legitimate successor. He already played in several jazz ensembles when he was only 14 years old. In his younger days he composed for musicals, TV and movies and founded his first Trio, which combined classical music with jazz. Between 1978 and 1989 he worked continously with Astor Piazzolla and contributed substantially to his enormous success.
When Piazzolla became seriuosly ill, Pablo Ziegler formed the Quintett for New Tango, which was celebrated by the press and the audience. Recordings and concerts followed, together with (among others) Milva, Gary Burton and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London. He received awards for his achievements as composer in New Orleans, New York and Buenos Aires.
Quique Sinesi – guitar
Quique Sinesi’s music originates from the rich inheritance of the South American continent, from the traditional rhythmic candombés of the Argentinian inhabitants, from the melodic elements of tango, the mIlonga and the music of the European immigrants. The dances as well as the traditional folk rhythms are interpreted with new concepts, jazz on the other hand joins together with these elements, and the result is an immense lively and sparkling symbiosis.
Quique began his musical career, as the guitarist of the bandonionist Dino Saluzzi, and as member of the new Tango Quartet with Pablo Ziegler. Famous jazz stars like Jim Hall were impressed by his technique, the expression and the compositions of this exceptional guitarist. Quique played (among others) for example together with Charlie Mariano, Markus Stockhausen, Erling Kroner and Marcelo Moguilevsky.
He was invited by Jim Hall to be guest musician at the presentation of the Jazzpar Prize (the most important prize in jazz ) in Copenhagen. Since this time he could show his abbilities with his own compositions on several international concerts and festivals and could prove his emotional deepness and the perfectly control of his instrument.
Walter Castro – bandoneon
Walter Castro started studying bandoneon with professor Domingo Mattio, later he continued with professors Julio Pane and Nestor Marconi. In 1985 he created The Sexteto Menor later known as “Sexteto Sur”. At the beginning of 1990 he played in Osvaldo Pugliese´s Orchestra and participated in the Orchestra of Horacio Salgan in a Show called “Images” in the Plaza Center (Complejo La Plaza). He started extensive touring through the interior of Argentina and abroad. In 1993 Walter wins the contest for Bandoneon Professor and Group practices assistant at the famous “Popular Music School of Avellaneda”. He played in music shows with Atilio Stampone, Osvaldo Berlingieri, Virginia Luque, Raúl Lavié, etc. In 1995 he participates in the quintet for singer Adriana Varela. In the same year he joins “Pablo Ziegler´s Quintet for New Tango”.
The same year he forms part of the quintet “5/4” (cinco cuartos) and with this group he records a CD with singers from Brazil. In 1998 he records with Pablo Ziegler and The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra a CD called “Tango Romance” with BMG/RCAVICTOR New York. In 1999 he records another CD called “Pablo Ziegler Quintet for New Tango” for the same record label. He also has made several recordings with multiple performers and in October of the same year Melopea edited a CD of the instrumental group formed in 1996 with three musicians. This group is called “Presencia Tanguera” with members Angel Bonura, Hernán Posseti and Germán Martinez. Walter Castro plays a dynamic and vivid bandoneon style, as well as he gives expression of sorrow and melancholy for what tango is so well-known for.
Pablo Ziegler, Quique Sinesi & Walter Castro have one release on Saphrane Records: Buenos Aires Report.
Publicity photo Pablo Ziegler & Band: Hans Lebbe/HLP Images