Argentine Talents: Walter Malosetti

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Walter Malosetti was one of the greatest jazz composers and guitarists of the country. The musician, who recently passed away, was born in Córdoba in the thirties and was a big influence on the Argentine jazz scene. During the fifties he played with some of the most significant local orchestras including Guardia Vieja Jazz Band, California Ramblers and The Georgians Jazz Band. In the sixties, he founded a jazz and guitar institute where many of the locally renowned names, such as Armando Alonso, Francisco Rivero and Botafogo, went to study. Throughout the following decades, he continued to teach and to play and record music, both locally and abroad. His style was highly influenced by swing music and he often cited Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt as his greatest influences.