Anibal Troilo was born in 1914. He played bandoneón in the sextet of Vardaro-Pugliese, and in
the bands of Ciriaco Ortiz, Julio De Caro, Angel D´Agostino, Enrique Santos Discépolo, and others, before
forming his own orchestra in 1937.
In the 1940s he was a hugely influential figure and gradually created what
became known as "The Troilo Sound"- a distinctive, rich, clean sound that skillfully alternated or juxtaposed
staccato and legato figures. He was known as a great bandleader,
composer and brilliant bandoneonist who
supported and inspired many other musicians and arrangers (including Astor Piazzolla, who played in his orchestra).