Pianist, Arranger and Producer with a large classical training, he began early as a sessionist playing with singers, conducting orchestras in TV shows and arranging and/or producing records in Argentina.
There are various famous artists who have recorded his compositions too.
Within Tango, Anibal Berraute has excelled as a Pianist and Musical Director in houses as "Michelangelo", "Tango Mío", "Castello Vechio", "La Ventana" and others traditional temples in Buenos Aires.
He has worked with singers such as Raul Lavié, José Angel Trelles, Libertad Lamarque, Nestor Fabian, Guillermo Fernández, María Graña, Eladia Blázquez, Chico Novarro, Estela Rabal, Jairo, Mariano Mores (“master of whom I have learned the most”...), with whom he travelled around the world, and many others.
He has shared stages with Ariel Ramírez, Osvaldo Copes, José Colángelo, Roberto Pansera, Victor Lavallen, Osvaldo Montes, Daniel Binelli, Nestor Marconi and other major musicians and artists.
One of his most important goals in Argentina was a live recording as an homage to Astor Piazzolla, made with “Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colon” (Conductor Jose Carli).
As an Arranger and Producer recently done two productions with argentinean artists in Mexico, the last album of legendary singer Fontan Luna before he passed away, and Hugo Jordan´s “Sabor a Tango”, with participation of "Orquesta Filarmonica de Mexico".
He performed also with this formation, "Concertango", a Tango Concert for Piano & Symphonic Orchestra.
Actually he is in the final process as Arranger and Producer of new album of Fernando Soler, done with some of the best Tango musicians in Buenos Aires such as Walter Rios, Nestor Marconi, Fernando Suarez Paz, Hector Console, Daniel Falasca, Ricardo Dominguez and others.
According to his words: “...Tango is at the same time, a visceral, nostalgic, passionate and romantic music with which I identify myself plainly.
I consider that it represents a hundred percent of argentinean feeling, wherefore I'm very honored to show it through all over the world..."
SOLO TANGO - SOLO PIANO
This version of "Otoño porteño" is my personal tribute to one of the greatest Argentinean musicians that ever lived, Astor Piazzolla. He left behind a legacy of his work for us to cherish and the responsibility for musicians to further his vision.
"Mal de Amores", "La Cachila", "Zorro Gris", "La Casita de mis Viejos", are Tango standards from different eras. While trying to maintain the rhythmic essence of the style, I've incorporated a bit more complex harmonic structures than those traditionally used.
In contrast, in "Taconeando" I displaced the rhythm alternating 4/4 and 3/4 meter and also used pedal point and various modulations to recreate and invigorate the original theme, and in "Grisel" I maintained the original harmonies while exploring a much more melancholic and nostalgic feel which the melody always suggested me.
I composed "Cielo de Buenos Aires" while living in the city in 1985. My intention was to paint the changing colors of the sky after a rain storm on a summer afternoon. The sound of the Bandoneon adds a typical "porteño" feel.
"Entre Bill y Astor" is a musical dialogue between two giants, Bill Evans and Astor Piazzolla, set in the style of Tango. The first part is based on the song "Turn out the stars" by Evans and the middle section includes the harmonies of many of Piazzolla's well known themes.
"Ludwig van Milonga" is a kind of musical joke inspired by one of Beethoven's themes mixed with the typical rhythm of the Argentinean southern "Milonga", in a smooth classical treatment.
Included as a bonus track, “Taquito militar” was recorded with Acoustic Bass and Latin Percussion trying to achieve the african influence that I feel is part of the Tango. In this version come together Cuban Son, Argentinean Milonga, Candombe, Latin-Jazz among others styles.
Featuring: Hector Pineda - Bass & Miguel Valdez - Latin Percussion