Spanish composer and pianist known for well-known compositions from the 40’s and 50’s like Tatuaje, La Paralla, and Rocio. He committed himself to music in 1934, teaching music classes to up-and-coming performers. He composed a lot more than five thousand compositions in his life time. He was wedded to Martha Lehman. His music made an appearance in this year’s 2009 film Damaged Embraces, aimed by Spanish movie director Pedro Almodovar.