Sax to Tango

Sax to Tango


Julio Botti - soprano, tenor sax
Pablo Ziegler - piano, arranger, music director, producer
The University of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra
Saul Zaks - conductor
Franco Pinna - drums, percussion


1. Primavera Porteño 5.12
2. Invierno Porteño 6.13
3. Nieblas del Riachelo 4.01
4. Años de Soledad 3.40
5. Fuga Y Misterio 5.05
6. Oblivion 4.03
7. Rojotango 4.47
8. Flor de Lino 3.52
9. Otoño Porteño 5.14
10. Verano Porteño 6.27
11. Milonga en el Viento 5.10
12. La Rayuela 4.28
13. Libertango 4.57

Sax to Tango nominated for Best Tango Album in the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

ZOHO Music is honored and proud to showcase Sax To Tango, the second CD collaboration between Argentine born, but New York domiciled saxophonist Julio Botti and his celebrated mentor and colleague, Nuevo Tango pianist, arranger and composer Pablo Ziegler. Their first collaboration “Tango Nostalgias” (ZOHO ZM 201207) featured two classic quintet settings, recorded in Buenos Aires and New York, respectively, with an occasional string quartet accompaniment. It achieved a Latin Grammy nomination in the “Best Tango Album” category in 2013.

Their new project, Sax To Tango, is far more ambitious in the scope of its arrangements and orchestration. It features The University of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Argentine conductor Saul Zaks in a selection of nine iconic Astor Piazzolla nuevo tangos, one Tango standard, and three compositions by Pablo Ziegler. The recording sessions for this album were scheduled in connection with a live concert of this material on June 9 and 10, 2015.