I prepared the tanda of the week 47 of 2013 from Florindo Sassone‘s late era tangos. I believe they are most wonderful of his pieces and very suitable for the end of any milonga. I personally love to play them and I usually close the nights with these tangos.
Have a nice tango.
The tracks are:
Florindo Sassone: La canción de los pescadores de perlas (1968)
Florindo Sassone: Orquídeas a la luz de la luna (1968)
Florindo Sassone: Tango de las rosas (1968)
Florindo Sassone: Ojos negros (1968)
About Florindo Sassone (from todotango.com)
He was known as Florindo in his artistic career, but for his friends his name was Pedro, which was his first Christian name.
Even though his orchestra was, since around 1930, a line-up extremely oiled and with a rich repertoire, it was not what is known as a “boom”. Of course, it was the time when the challengers for the top ranks were Francisco Canaro, Francisco Lomuto, Roberto Firpo, Julio De Caro, Edgardo Donato, Roberto Zerrillo and Juan D’Arienzo, that had sprung with his nervous rhythm.
Sassone was at the level of the orchestras that gigged in the neighborhoods such as those led by Rafael Santacápita, Mario Azzerboni, Miguel Padula, Alberto Las Heras, José Otero, Oscar Lavalle and many others more with a short unlucky career. But he insisted without faltering until the time that, due to his own effort, he appeared leading his orchestra at one of the studios of Radio Belgrano located on Belgrano avenue and Entre Ríos.
Little by little he was shaping a style of his own, a rare blend of Osvaldo Fresedo’s and Carlos Di Sarli’s, but he achieved something which had nothing of the two of them but it was all Florindo Sassone’s. It is notable how an artist can be influenced by other artists and in spite of that being able to reach a personality absolutely his own.