|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Timoteo Saluzzi, 20 May 1935, Campo Santa, Argentina. Saluzzi was born into a family of folk musicians, and was taught bandoneon by his father. A bandoneon is an accordion used primarily for playing the tango, a style in which he is widely acknowledged as the leader. Despite subsequent classical training and forays into avant garde composition, Saluzzi insists that these folk roots are the most crucial ingredient in his music, his particular variety of impressionistic tango frequently making use of chants and percussive effects. At home, he is best known as the leader of his experimental chamber music group Musica Creativa, while in Europe his reputation is based upon his solo concerts and his collaborations with jazz musicians. Saluzzi has worked with Gato Barbieri, Enrico Rava, Louis Sclavis, Charlie Haden, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, and Edward Vesalas Sound And Fury.