|Birth name||Chet Daniel Catallo|
March 11, 1953 |
Rochester, New York, United States
|Genres||Jazz, soul, jazz fusion, blues, pop, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Years active||1962 to present|
|Labels||Amherst Records, Infinity Records, MCA Records|
|Associated acts||Spyro Gyra, Chet Catallo and the Cats|
|Website||Chet Catallo Homepage|
|Gibson ES-335, Gibson ES-347, Gibson L-5|
Chet Catallo (born March 11, 1953) is an American jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, blues, pop, and rock guitarist. He is best known for his softer style of jazz fusion as performed with the group Spyro Gyra, from 1978 through 1986.
Catallo currently performs session recordings for a variety of artists and genre as well as his own band, Chet Catallo and the Cats. He lives in Rochester, New York.
In 1978, Catallo joined the group Spyro Gyra while they were recording the Morning Dance album. This record featured Chet’s composition “It Doesn't Matter”. During the years Chet was with Spyro Gyra the band earned six Grammy nominations. Chet composed and performed the songs Loving You (from the record Catch the Sun) and Cafe Amore (from the record Carnaval). In 1986 Chet formed the band Chet Catallo and the Cats. The band released the record “First Take” in 2010.
Gear and equipment
- Morning Dance, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1979
- Catching the Sun, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1980
- Carnaval, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1980
- Freetime, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1981
- Incognito, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1982
- City Kids, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1983
- Access All Areas, MCA Records, Spyro Gyra 1984
- First Take, Chet Catallo Productions INC., Chet Catallo and the Cats 2010
- "Spyro Gyra Official site – Discography". Spyrogyra.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "About Us - Chet Catallo Productions, Inc". Chetcatallo.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
- Certificate of Birth, State of New York
- Coelho, V. (Ed.). (2003). The Cambridge companion to the guitar. Cambridge University Press.
- "Spyro Gyra Official site – About Us". Spyrogyra.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
- "First Take - Chet Catallo | Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-12.