Fausto Papetti

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Fausto Papetti
Born (1923-01-28)28 January 1923
Viggiù, Lombardy, Italy
Died 15 June 1999(1999-06-15) (aged 76)
San Remo, Liguria, Italy
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Saxophonist
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1955–1999
Labels Jolly, Durium, CBS, Fonit Cetra

Fausto Papetti (28 January 1923 – 15 June 1999) was an Italian alto saxophone player. His recordings, sometimes under the pseudonym "Fausto Danieli", are also characterized by album art with sexy women posing half naked. His works have been widely known all over the world for the last six decades. He has played the majority of the most famous pop & jazz songs, in a career spanning 45 years.

He was born at Viggiù in Lombardy.

His performance of the song "Love's Theme" (originally by Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra) was featured on the breakbeat compilation "Ultimate Breaks and Beats".

Papetti reached the height of his popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, and all of his new albums were hits (most of which were also released in the Latin American market). During the 1970s, Papetti also released two collections a year, the best-selling being the 20th one from 1975.

These records are also characterized for their sexy covers, often featuring topless nudity. His influence on saxophone music was substantial and in the 1970s many imitators appeared, like Johnny Sax and Piergiorgio Farina.

He died in San Remo.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Musica Nel Mondo, Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Musica Nel Mondo (2004)
  • E Se Domani (2003)
  • Ritmi Dell'America Latina (2003)
  • Moon River (2003)
  • Old America (2003)
  • Chloe (2003)
  • Evergreens No. 3 (2003)
  • Scandalo Al Sole [D.V. More] (2003)
  • If You Leave Me Now (2003)
  • Accarezzami (2003)
  • Cinema: Anni 70 (2003)
  • Cinema: Anni 60 (2003)
  • Made in Italy [BMG] (2003)
  • Bonjour France (2003)
  • Evergreens (2003)
  • Memory (2003)
  • Evergreens, Vol. 2 (2001)
  • The Look of Love (2000)
  • Calda Estate (1999)
  • What A Wonderful World [Expanded] (1998)
  • Sax Latino (1997)
  • Made in Italy [Ricordi] (1997)
  • More Feelings (1996)
  • More Feelings Again (1996)
  • Fausto Papetti (1995)
  • The Magic Sax of Fausto Papetti (1995)
  • Sax in Gold (1994)
  • El Cine (1994)
  • El Mundo de Fausto Papetti (1994)
  • Ecos de New York, Vol. 2 (1991)
  • Ecos de Hollywood (1991)
  • Ecos de Brasil, Vol. 2 (1991)
  • Ecos de Italia, Vol. 2 (1991)
  • Maria Elena (1991)
  • Sax Idea (1991)
  • Feelings (1991)
  • Magic Sax (1990)
  • Us and Them (Fausto Papetti album)|Us and Them (1988)
  • Midnight Melodies (Fausto Papetti album)|Midnight Melodies (1988)
  • Baby Blue Music, Vol. 1 (1987)
  • Il Mondo Di Papetti, Vol. 3 (1987)
  • Baby Blue Music, Vol. 2 (1987)
  • Il Mondo Di Papetti, Vol. 2 (1986)
  • My One and Only Love (1982)
  • The Sexy Sax (1979)

Box sets and compilations[edit]

  • Fausto Papetti Collection (2006)
  • Le Piu Belle Melodie di Fausto Papetti (2006)
  • Fausto Papetti Collection, Vol. 2 (2006)
  • I Grandi Successi Originali (2000)
  • Oggi, Vol. 4 (1999)
  • Oggi, Vol. 3 (1999)
  • Oggi, Vol. 2 (1999)
  • Oggi, Vol. 1 (1999)
  • What a Wonderful World (1998)
  • Gli Anni D'Oro (1997)
  • Econo Series (1997)
  • Scandalo Al Sole [Replay] (1995)
  • 20 Exitos, Vol. 2 (1994)
  • 20 Exitos (1994)
  • All Time Favorites (Fausto Papetti album)|All Time Favorites (1991)
  • Il Mondo Di Papetti (1988)

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