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Orquesta Típica Florindo Sassone

n January 1936, after his tenure as violinist in the Osvaldo Fresedo orchestra, Florindo Sassone began his career as leader. He put together a sextet with boys he knew: Héctor Carrichieri (piano); Raúl Muñoz, later, Osvaldo Fresedo and Roberto Stevenil (bandoneons); someone named Garmendia (double bass); Cacho Segovia and Sassone (violins). They were at the level of a neighborhood orchestra, like those headed by Mario Azzerboni, Miguel Padula or Alberto Las Heras. But despite that they made their debut on LR3 Radio Belgrano. The first vocalist was Alberto Amor (later with Rodolfo Biagi).

Towards 1940 he decided to postpone his music work and he devoted to other businesses.

In 1946 he returned. Throughout that year he appeared at different cafés and at every available venue. His style is going strong, it brings back much of Fresedo’s and he likes Carlos Di Sarli, but something is still missing.

In 1947 his recognition comes unannounced with the presence of a singer greatly influenced by Gardel, Jorge Casal, the true prime mover of Sassone’s career.

Among the pianists that played with him, the following names stand out: Armando Cupo, Osvaldo Requena and Norberto Ramos.

Sidemen in his bandoneon section: Pascual Mamone, Ángel Domínguez, Daniel Lomuto, Luciano Leocata, Carlos Pazo, Orlando Calautti, Jesús Méndez, Leopoldo Federico, Julián Plaza, José Libertella and, among others, Pastor Cores who, after the death of the leader, formed and led the Orquesta Símbolo Don Florindo which recorded a long-playing record with twelve tracks. In eight of them the vocalist was Rodolfo Lemos.

As for violinists: Roberto Guisado (after his tenure with Di Sarli), Claudio González, Juan Scaffino, José Amatriain, José Nieso, Bautista Huerta, Carlos Arnaiz, Juan Bibiloni, Domingo Mancuso and Enrique Cantore.

Among his bass players, Osvaldo Monteleone and Enrique Marchetto stand out.

Finally, the vocalists who succeeded in recording are: Jorge Casal, Roberto Chanel, Mario Bustos, María Teresa Casas, Osvaldo Di Santi (Osvaldo Ramos with Juan D'Arienzo), Ángel Díaz, Rodolfo Galé, Fontán Luna, Carlos Malbrán, Andrés Peyró, Zulema Robles, Oscar Macri and Rodolfo Lemos.