I fell in love with this tune when I first saw the Catherine Wilson short film on TV*. For ages I thought about doing a trombone version and most recently, Csaba Bencze's version* blew me away! *see links below
My arrangement is loosely based on the Anthony Wise arrangement performed by Peter Steiner. The ensemble in my version consists of trombone, acoustic guitar, electric piano, cello (low strings) and sparse percussion. It's a widely recorded and deservedly well-loved tune.
About the Composer
Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla composed Oblivion in 1982. It was featured in the 1984 Italian film ‘Enrico IV’ (‘Henry IV’) directed by Marco Bellocchio. The song has been described as “haunting” and “atmospheric,” and is considered to be one of Piazzolla’s most popular tangos. Oblivion was written during the peak of his career, just a year after he performed in New York’s Madison Square Garden.