Lucchesi moved to France in the 20ies for the Tangomania (just like other south American artists) and started to perform and record. In Paris he met Gardel and dedicated one of his Tangos “Gaby Morlay” to the French actress whom Gardel had an emotional affair. Later he provided the music for one of her films “Acusée” (by Maurice Torneur, 1930).
Very interesting for Milongas are the early Tangos from the 20ies and 30ies, which are very Argentinean flavoured. Later, his style was more adapted to European audiences. Interestingly, he started (like Canaros musicians) to wear “Gaucho” uniforms during his performances.
Jose Maria Lucchesi died in Paris on the 10.2.1989.