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Timoteo "Dino" Saluzzi (born on May 20, 1935 in Campo Santo (Ingenio San Isidro), Salta Province) is an Argentine musician.
The son of popular carpero composer and instrumentalist Cayetano Saluzzi, Dino played the bandoneon since his childhood. Other than his father, he was influenced by Salta musicians such as Cuchi Leguizamon, and by the lyrical strain of the tango of Francisco de Caro and Agustin Bardi. Dino described the vividness of his musical sketches as "an imaginary return" to the little towns and villages of his childhood.
For much of his youth, Saluzzi lived in Buenos Aires, playing with the Radio El Mundo orchestra. He would play in orchestras for a living, while touring with smaller, sometimes jazz-oriented ensambles, developing a personal style that made him a leading bandoneonist in Argentine folklore and avant-garde music (especially since Astor Piazzolla did not participate in projects other than his own). His record career doesn't start until the 70s, along with Gato Barbieri, when he signed a couple of crazy lyricism albums under the name of Gaucho. Over this decade, he worked on many tours in South America and specially in Japan, but always associated to other names, as Mariano Mores or Enrique Mario Franchini.
Official site of Dino and Jose Maria
Dino Saluzzi Interview
Saluzzi Profile at European Jazz Network
Dino Saluzzi ECM recordings
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