Olindo Sinibaldi

Real name: Sinibaldi, Olindo
(20 July 1895 - 23 August 1950)
Place of birth:
San Pablo (São Paulo) Brazil

n important double bass player with an extensive career in the 1920’s and the 1930’s.

His early professional appearances were with the Osvaldo Fresedo orchestra at the Bailes del Internado (Translator’s Note: Balls organized by medical interns) in 1919.

Later, in 1921, he joined the José Martínez sextet at the venue called L’Abbaye. That same year he played in the music group led by Carlos Marcucci, at the Charleston cabaret in the neighborhood of La Boca.

In 1923 he was a member of the sextet fronted by Agesilao Ferrazzano which used to appear at the Abdullah Club. As member of this group he recorded for the Victor label. He also joined the Ferrazzano-Pollero orchestra.

Also, in 1924 and 1925, he played in the Julio De Caro orchestra, and was member of the giant orchestra put together by that violinist for the carnival balls of 1924 at the local L’Aiglon.

In 1925 he joined the outfit led by Francisco Pracánico. The latter soon thereafter quit and the leadership was taken over by the violinist Manlio Francia.

He joined later the Francisco Canaro orchestra, in which he stayed for over ten years. While he belonged to this music ensemble he played in the recordings that backed Carlos Gardel.

Among the projects carried out by Canaro, he was a member of the Quinteto Don Pancho and played in its recordings.

In the last stage of his career he joined the Juan D'Arienzo orchestra.