CARAVELLI (1930-2019)

Caravelli, real name Claude Vasori (Paris, September 12, 1930, Paris- Le Cannet, April 1, 2019) is a French orchestra leader, composer and arranger of orchestral music.

The son of an Italian father and a French mother, Vasori was initially instructed in music by his mother in piano and voicing/harmony at seven years old, and later, when he was thirteen, he began to attend the Paris Conservatoire. At twenty he was professionally touring, accompanying singers on piano, and at 26 years old he started as an orchestra conductor.

Vasori took his stage name in 1956 from the newly introduced twinjet Caravelle from Caravelle Aerospatiale. This plane was the first jet created for the short-haul market. The first Caravelle entered service for Air France on May 9, 1959. He made it more Italianate in honor of his father’s origins, changing the last letter: “CARAVELLI et son Violons Magiques / & his Magnificent Strings”.

Recordings by Caravelli you can hear at Instrumentals Forever:

13 jours en France
33 Años
A Hazy Shade Of Winter
A New Day Has Come
A Starlit Summer
A Veces Tu A Veces Yo
Adios Pampa Mia
Alguien Canto (Was ich dir sagen will)
All The Things You Are
Alone Again
America (”West Side Story”)
Another Day In Paradise
Aranjuez mon amour
Au gré du vent (Kazetachinu)
Autumn Flower
Balcon sur la plage (Nagisa No Balcony)
Begin The Beguine
Blue Moon
Blue Rondo à la Turk
Breakin’ Away
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cada Dia Mas
Calling You (”Bagdad Cafe”)
Can’t Get Used To Losing Yiou
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Capri Termino (Capri c’est fini)
Careless Whisper
C’est la vie Lily
C’est si bon
Classic And Sequencer
Comme d’habitude (My Way)
Como Te Quiero
Cyril’s Song
Dancing Queen
Demain je serai (Mirai No Hanayome)
Dio Como Te Amo (Dio Come Ti Amo)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Down Town
Ebb Tide
Eight Days A Week
El Condor Pasa
Everybody Loves Somebody
Flash Bach
From Versailles To Beaubourg
Grand Prix
Here We Are
Hey Jude
Homeward Bound
I Can Hear Music
I Could Have Danced All Night (”My Fair Lady”)
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Will Wait For You (”Les Parapluies de Cherbourg”)
I’m Your Baby Tonight
Inch ‘Allah
Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te
It Was In The Garden
It Was Long Ago
It’s A Heartache
Jet Stream
Jolie petite fleur (Akai Sweetpea)
Just An Illusion
Keep Our Love Alive
Killing Me Softly With His Song
La Bohemia (La Bohème)
La chanson de Seiko (Kugatsu No Montmartrois)
La comète de Halley
La Cumparsita
La maison de cet été
La Peregrinacion
La valse des lilas
La vie en rose
Lady Chatterley’s Dream
Las Marionetas (Les Marionnettes)
Laser Symphony
Le soleil de la vie
Le temps des cathédrales
Les amants en plein Hiver (Mahuyu No Koibitotachi)
Les feuilles mortes
Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves)
Les uns contre les autres (”Starmania”)
Les yeux de Marylin
Les yeux noirs
Let It Be
Let Me Try Again
Los Olivos
Love Has Come
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Love Is Blue (L’amour est bleu)
Love Theme from ”A Star Is Born”
Mack The Knife
Mamy Blue
Mélodie d’amour
Melody Fair
Memory (”Cats”)
Merci chérie
Moi Lolita
Monopolis dans les villes de l’an 2000 (”Starmania”)
Moon River
Mr Lonely
Mrs Robinson
Music Box Dancer
My Own True Love (Theme ”Gone With The Wind”)
Ne me quitte pas
New Fantasy For Strings
No One Gives Up On Love
Old Friend
Olé Guapa
Olympia Blues
On The Street Where You Live (”My Fair Lady”)
On The Swings
Paloma Blanca
Parasol blanc (Shiroi Parasol)
Passion And Love
Pobre Diablo
Pour elle
Pour le plaisir
Prélude à l’amour
Prélude a l’espoir
Promise Me
Puppet On A String
Quando Quando Quando
Que reste-t-il de nos amours
Quiereme Mucho
Red Roses For A Blue Lady
Roses de Picardie
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
Save The Last Dance For Me
Say Say Say
Scarborough Fair
Senora Robinson (Mrs Robinson)
Singing In The Rain
Somethin’ Stupid
Soy Un Truhán Soy Un Señor
Strangers In The Night
Sugar Baby Love
Sur une balancoire
Tango du rêve
Tea For Two
Tempo infernal
The 59th Street Bridge Song
The Girl Is Mine
The Green Leaves of Summer
The Hustle
The Last Waltz
The Man I Love
The Moon Is Shining
The ”Red Arrow” Train
The Sound Of Silence
The Way We Were
Theme from ”Love Story”
Theme from ”Music Of The World_ (NHK TV)
Theme from ”New York New York”
Three Coins in the Fountain
Tico Tico
Titere (Puppet on a String)
To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before
Toccata Fantasia
Tombe la neige
Tonight (”West Side Story”)
Tous les garçons et les filles
Un cadeau (P°R°E°S°E°N°T)
When I Fall In Love
With A Little Bit Of Luck (”My Fair Lady”)