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“Pata ancha” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1957.

Mario Demarco, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Mario Demarco

Bandoneonist, leader, arranger and composer (August 5, 1917 – February 4, 1970)

A musician of the first level, he was definitively influenced by two tango schools of marked individuality and deeply rooted in popular taste, those led by Alfredo Gobbi and Osvaldo Pugliese.

But, this marked canyengue model with an evolved style suitable to dancing could have led him to imitation. But, still, far from that, this excellent instrumentalist honestly thought. So he demonstrated that his trend would be possible between those two esthetic positions, so perfectly evidenced, and it turned out.

In June 1954, he joined Osvaldo Pugliese’s orchestra.

With that orchestra, he premiered one of his best tangos: “Pata ancha”.

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