August 14th, 1993

Calendario Milonguero

JOSÉ BASSO dies. Pianist, conductor and composer. He directed his own orchestra for over fifty years, although he did not gained a regular place in the milongas. Before then, when he was 24, he was a member as a pianist in the ranks of Aníbal Troilo replacing the great Orlando Goñi. With Pichuco (the nickname with which Troilo is known) recorded 88 themes. The last one is a small jewel turned vals: FLOR DE LINO.

♫ FLOR DE LINO. Aníbal Troilo and Floreal Ruiz (1947)

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