"I was not influenced by any other bandoneonist.
My thing was catching the “bellows”, and play, play and study hard, but all alone.
Furthermore, we have to take into account that I reached the Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra when I was seventeen.
Then, yes, Osvaldo shaped me, polished me, and marked me forever.
Pugliese’s orchestra was always an avant-garde team and in it, we were shaping our personality.
I had to do it because Osvaldo was very exacting. He used to tell me: “You have to study. Study!”.
Osvaldo insisted: “You have to be interesting as Anibal Troilo is”.
He told me about Troilo because he was the great figure of the bandoneon.
See what a challenge this man pushed me into!"