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.