In the years 1950 and 1951 [M Gato Preto] was contra-mestre of bateria in M Pastinha's Academy.
A Tarde. Salvador, 10 July 1971.
In the 16 photos of 42 made by Pierre Verger in Bigode that we have unfortunately M Gato Preto was not found and probably doesn't appeear. Who wants to compare can verify M Gato Preto's photo when he was some 20-25 years old here.
It is also possible, that the photos were made in 1952* when M Gato was already the contra-mestre of M Cobrinha Verde.
* M Gildo Alfinete's hint.