After initial problems, the fresh package from Pedro & 300discos has finally started downloading to my HD.
The first album to be presented out of it is Pecado, the only recording by tenor sax player Catelli mentioned on Memoria Musical.
The back cover displays a detailed, long and poetic text about the Bolero, mentioning the performer Catelli with a few words without giving any information about him. About the musicians of his Conjunto Romântico not a word is lost.
In accordance with the general secrecy is the signature of the text author: L. G. A. (whatever that might mean or be).
The music is great, the lady on the cover is great and fortunately not too heavily dressed, but that does not solve the mystery:
Who is hiding under the name Catelli:
While trying to figure it out, enjoy his cool interpretations of:
01. Desesperadamente (Gabriel Ruiz)
02. Sabrás Que Te Quiero (Teddy Fregoso)
03. Sinceridad (Rafael Gaston Perez)
04. Till (Carl Sigman / Charles Danvers)
05. Somos En La Distância (Mario Clavell)
06. Contigo En La Distancia (Cesar Portillo de La Luz)
07. Ansiedad (José Enrique Sarabia Rodriguez)
08. Sabor A Mi (Álvaro Carrillo)
09. Sabrá Dios (Álvaro Carrillo)
10. Cuban Love Song (Jimmy McHugh / Herbert Stothart / Dorothy Fields)
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos
REVIEW AND ASSUMPTIONS by Bossanov:
What a music!!! I’m totally charmed by “Sabor A Mi” now!
Nice tenor-sax and guitar (may be Waltel Branco? He had some recording sessions on Pawal). I have not any assumptions about mysterious Catelli. It seems to me, it’s not any of the two great Moacyrs (Silva and Marques), nor Sandoval Dias…
FINALLY FACTS by Bossanov:
Some news about Catelli! It’s real person, not nickname!
Brazilian list of mighty sax-players seems endless… see Diario de Petropólis:
“The last member of the Orchestra Paulo Uruguay – that was successful in Petrópolis in the 50 -, maestro José Edson Cordeiro, suffered a stroke followed by a massive heart attack and died at eighty on the morning of Tuesday , the 24th, after being admitted to the hospital two weeks Azevedo Lima in Niterói . In recent years, the conductor , who was known by his pseudonym, Paulo Uruguay, left Petrópolis and was living in Cabo Frio. The musician’s body was buried yesterday afternoon in the cemetery Marui in Niterói .
In January this year , the Journal has produced a special report on the Orchestra Paulo Uruguay in which José Edson had still kept alive in the memory of that time lively memories of the Imperial City. Always connected to music, he was also a member of the first group of Canarinhos Petrópolis, from nine to 16, and soon after was choirmaster for 22 years.
José Edson had at home an antique piano , who used to play with two other friends . It took forever to come up the idea of creating a set and logo appeared other components . In total there were seven members of the orchestra, beyond which was the pianist, were part still Catelli (saxophone), Helcio (guitar), Helium (drums), Sebastian (bass), Paulo Afonso (percussionist) and Luis Alberto (singer), who also died recently”.