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Orlado Goñi con Troilo y Fiorentino. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“En esta tarde gris” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

Orlado Goñi con Troilo y Fiorentino. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Orlando Goñi

Pianist and leader
(January 20, 1914 – February 5, 1945)

With a soft sound, clean and paused phrasing, and a never-ending creative imagination, he had an inimitable way of «driving» the orchestra. He was used to a strange position seated at the piano, without orthodox postures, spreading his legs wide open, and generally not using the pedals. He had an informal attitude with his low-register left hand connecting phrases, tired, with a close comping beat and legato chords in rubato tempo.

In the Buzón’s orchestra, he met Aníbal Troilo, whom he met again in 1936 in the Juan Carlos Cobián Orchestra.

In 1937 Troilo decided to put together his own group and summoned his friend Goñi to be the pianist of the orchestra.

For him, Troilo was another soul with the same musical ideas. He switched from one orchestra to another, but here he remained until September 1943. That was enough time to achieve a recognition that would last for decades. Continue reading at…

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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