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The Armani-Cóspito Jazz Band existed for three years in the late Twenties and early Thirties. The band was directed by violinist Eduardo Armani and pianist René Cóspito. Armani was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 22, 1898 and died in the same city on December 13, 1970. René Cóspito was also born in Buenos Aires, on May 23, 1905 and died there on March 11, 2000. Eduardo Armani was a first class violinist. One of his early jobs was as first violin in the orchestra that accompanied dancers Isadora Duncan and Ana Pavlova when they toured South America in 1919 and 1920. Armani's introduction to jazz came when he started this band with pianist René Cóspito. René Cóspito began his music career playing violin, but switched to the piano which remained his favorite instrument for the rest of his life. When the Armani-Cóspito Jazz Band disbanded both players started their own bands. The Eduardo Armani Orchestra was in the style of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and was one of the finest and most luxurious Argentine bands of the 1930s. René Cóspito and his Jazz Band continued to perform for the next two decades. Cóspito was active as a soloist until his death in 2000.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A Precious Little Thing Called Love 6-26-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12001
E 4640
Bataclana Ingrata 12-16-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12005
E 5077
Broadway Melody 1929 9-26-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12000
E 4639
Celos 12-16-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12004
E 5080
How About Me? (Las Chicas De Hoy) 3-17-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12006
E 5255
Josefina... Por Favor 11-18-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12003
E 4907
Liborio, No Te Cases 3-17-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12006
Mama, Pedro Me Besa 12-16-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12005
E 5079
Marion 6-26-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12001
No Me Fastidio Mas 3-17-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12007
Nobody But You 11-5-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12002
E 4816
Orange Blossom Time 11-5-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12002
E 4815
Reina Mora 11-18-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12003
Sally 5-19-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12009
E 5578
Sally (Fantasy) - Part I 3-28-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12008
E 5295
Sally (Fantasy) - Part Ii 3-28-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12008
E 5296
Sonny Boy 9-29-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12000
E 4642 F
Torre De Oro 3-17-1930 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12007
Triunfar 12-16-1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina Odeon 12004
Artist Instrument
Dan D'Angelo Trombone
Eduardo Armani Violin
Rosario Bonfiglio Saxophone
René Cóspito Piano
René Denies Bass
José Fumo Saxophone
Luis Margolio Trumpet
Eric Mastro Trumpet
Ismael Paz Saxophone
Francisco Raimundo Drums