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Release Date: 29 April, 2022

For a whole decade, spanning between the second half of the ‘50s and the second half of the ‘60s, jazz took over the Italian screens. The Californian be-bop rhythms, filtered and reinterpreted in a typical Mediterranean key, became the perfect soundtrack to the Italy of the economic boom; the quintessential music for a country that was sailing through a moment of profound and exciting industrial, social and cultural renovation. A nation that was rapidly shedding its skin, changing its style, look and identity, but also its landscape, letting itself go to the inebriation of the economic miracle. The compilation was conceived like a sonic stream, a journey of discovery carefully sequenced from hundreds of soundtracks from the golden age of Italian jazz contained in the CAM Sugar archive. 33 tracks that go beyond music, telling the story of Italian cinema, society and of its unmistakable style and charm. A genre that even when nodding to Californian be-bop, to crime jazz or bossa nova still sounds surprisingly original and Mediterranean, elegant, and seductive, either with joyous peaks (the scat of I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni or of I 4+4 di Nora Orlandi) or with enigmatic and nearly dramatic nuances (La strega in amore by Luis Bacalov, Il batticuore by Marcello Gigante). The compilation also offers a precious insight into the Italian jazz scene of the times, with its string of formidable soloists like Gianni Basso (sax) and Oscar Valdambrini (trumpet), two Piedmontese men on duty for the RAI television orchestra conducted by Armando Trovajoli; like Nunzio Rotondo (trumpet) a legendary and elusive figure who had a special bond with Piero Piccioni; or like Enrico Rava (trumpet), Franco D'Andrea (piano) and Gegé Munari (drums) who often recorded with Piero Umiliani. Not to forget international stars like Chet Baker and Gato Barbieri, who were often fortuitously dragged into the recording sessions also thanks to Umiliani’s never-ending curiosity.

TRACKS
1    Piero Umiliani – Notte in Algeria – I PIACERI PROIBITI     
2    Francesco De Masi – Oggi in Africa – ALLA SCOPERTA DELL’AFRICA     
3    Ennio Morricone – Agosto Jazz – LA VOGLIA MATTA     
4    Armando Trovajoli – Jumping – IL VEDOVO **     
5    Nino Oliviero, Bruno Nicolai – Ora di Punta – MONDO CANE No. 2     
6    Riz Ortolani – Il sorpasso (Titoli – ripresa) – IL SORPASSO *     
7    Marcello Giombini – Notti d’amore a Tokyo – LE DOLCI NOTTI     
8    Aldo Piga – Il vedovo bianco – AMORE FACILE *     
9    Piero Umiliani – Tensione – AUDACE COLPO DEI SOLITI IGNOTI     
10    Gianni Ferrio – Frenesia dell’estate (Titoli) – FRENESIA DELL’ESTATE **     
11    Luiz Bonfá – Coppia in crisi – LE ORE DELL’AMORE **     
12    Piero Piccioni – Your Smile – 3 NOTTI D’AMORE     
13    Giuseppe De Luca – Il treno rosa – MILLE PECCATI NESSUNA VIRTU’ *     
14    Marcello Gigante – Gardenia – SEDIA ELETTRICA     
15    Piero Umiliani – In fondo alla notte – UNA BELLA GRINTA **     
16    Luis Bacalov – La strega in amore (Titoli) – LA STREGA IN AMORE     
17    Piero Umiliani – 7 monaci d’oro (Titoli) – 7 MONACI D’ORO *     
18    Gianni Ferrio – Il raggio infernale (Titoli) – IL RAGGIO INFERNALE *     
19    Francesco De Masi – Perry Scott Blues – SINFONIA PER DUE SPIE     
20    Caro Rustichelli – Sexy Lucy – ASSICURASI VERGINE **     
21    Carlo Rustichelli – Allegre notti – LETTI SBAGLIATI *     
22    Piero Umiliani – Il Nero – M1 – IL NERO *     
23    Carlo Rustichelli – Night Blues – GLI IMBROGLIONI     
24    Marcello Giombini – Miniswing orientale – NUDO CRUDO E… *     
25    Carlo Savina – Agente 077 – Sfida ai killers (Titoli) – AGENTE 077 SFIDA AI KILLERS     
26    Aldo Piga – Le notti della violenza (Titoli) – LE NOTTI DELLA VIOLENZA *     
27    Ivan Vandor – Gangsters – BERSAGLIO MOBILE **     
28    Armando Trovajoli – Giallo Club – CHIAMATE 22-22 TENENTE SHERIDAN *     
29    Marcello Gigante – Il batticuore – IL MOSTRO DI VENEZIA **     
30    Aldo Piga – Concorso per giovani attrici – LETTO DI SABBIA **     
31    Piero Umiliani – Milano Blues (edit) – BIANCO, ROSSO, GIALLO, ROSA     
32    Giorgio Zinzi – Atmosfera di Night – LA COSTANZA DELLA RAGIONE     
33    Piero Piccioni – Dea di un sogno (versione tromba e organo) – UN TENTATIVO SENTIMENTALE **     

Label:
CAM
Formats:
Vinyl LP
Cat#:
922682