Archive for September 12th, 2010

1919, September 12 – birth of Roberto Perez Prechi

Composer, Bandoneonist, Leader (Virgo) – at the age of 18, along with two other friends, he formed his first trio… they knew only six tangos… they couldn’t even get an audition and finally found their first audience among the workers of a sugar refinery getting paid in spare change…in 1950 he was recruited by Osvaldo Fresedo with whom would ensue a glorious 30 year association including arranging and composing.


In 1958 with his own orchestra, he introduced innovative forms including the use of a french horn…thru a brother-in-law, his music was presented to Astor Piazzola who recorded his “De Mi Bandoneon“. ..his “Capricho de Amor” reached international acclaim when Dizzie Gilesppie chose to record it…he went through a period of deep depression when his first wife died, “I poured my pain into my music”…out of that period emerged his tango “Seras” (you will be)