If he was still alive Pugliese would have been 105 this December, as it was he lived for 90 years and his influence on tango was enormous. He was a legend in his lifetime and was honoured by a special concert at the Teatro Colon in 1985 (see below). Osvaldo Pugliese brought a sophistication and syncopation to tango music that raised it to another level. His music is loved by many dancers and is usually played as the night reaches a climax, or draws to an end, because it is so dramatic. 'La Yumba' milonga at Willoughby is a tribute to this great musician. 'La Yumba' is one of his most famous pieces, the name comes from the word Pugliese used to describe the sound like a deep gasping from a bandoneón. I love 'A Evaristo Carriego' - it is one of Pugliese's most evocative pieces. Here he is playing it with the orchestra at his tribute concert.