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Marta TopferovaTrova ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2009. Used ... $7.99

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✨✧ VariousCasa De La Trova ... CD
Detour, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Manolo JuarezDe Aqui En Mas (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trova/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really sublime, really unique piano trio work from Manolo Juarez – an obscure 70s session that has a feel that's unlike anything else we can think of! The set was done for the Trova label in Argentina, but it's got echoes of other South American modes throughout – maybe a bit of bossa guitar here, some Chilean flute there, and lots of the modern elements and shadings that a musician like Juarez was absorbing from the best players of the previous generation – both on his continent and the European one. The tunes have this balance of swing and sentiment, modern and folkloric – and the music is filled with a range of deeper, more melancholy moments – juxtaposed with bursts of pure joy. Titles include "La Ultima Palabra", "De Aqui En Mas", "La Loca", "Ya Me Voy Yendo", "La Telesita", and "Cueca De La Vina Nueva". CD
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✨✧ Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Luiz Bacalov – a set that's filled with sex and slink, but which also has a great sense of groove as well – blending bossa jazz, mod moments, and all the best styles of the late 60s Italian scene! The music is mostly acoustic, but has a really great way of using sustained notes on flute – which creates this dreamy vibe that's almost electric, especially when offset by acoustic basslines, percussion, and piano – all used at a level that's right up there with the best from Morricone or Trovajoli at the time! There's also wonderful drifting vocals in the mix – courtesy of Nora Orlandi – and titles include "Round Nassau", "Swingin Easy In Tanganika", "Rio Zona Sul", "L'Amica", and "Taxi Cab 67". CD also features 9 bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaSette Note In Nero (Psychic) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful little horror soundtrack from the team of Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – much more subtle than most others of the time, and handled with some very unusual styles! There's a gently flowing quality to the music here that we really love – a slow-building approach that's certainly somewhat about suspense, but which also comes across even more with a sense of contemplation – a love of the uncommon sounds produced here by common instruments, really revelling in the way that they flow out into the story. At one level, there's almost some of the gentleness of early 70s Morricone – but with some of the darker tones of the growing Italian horror genre. CD features a whopping 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "With You", "Suicidio", "Ritrovamento Del Cadavere", "La Lettera", "Conversazione", "Tunnels", "Strane Visioni", and "Allucinazioni". CD

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Gianni MarchettiL'Occhio Selvaggio (aka The Wild Eye – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A groovy little Italian soundtrack – straight in some parts, but very nice in others! There's some sweet tunes that features wordless female vocals – in the mode of work by Armando Trovajoli or Ennio Morricone from the time – and there's other tunes that have a dancing groovy style that are right in the Easy Tempo mode. The tracks are very short, but groove around nicely – and really fit the feel you might expect from a title like The Wild Eye! This great 2015 CD versionincludes the complete original album – plus 8 bonus versions from the film – and the titles include "Il Bonzo", "La Lettera", "I Templi D'Oro", "L'Ultimo Appuntamento", "Il Bacio", "Bali Street", and "Farfalle" – plus bonus 6 alternate sequences of the title theme and more, CD

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✨✧ Gianni MarchettiL'Occhio Selvaggio (aka The Wild Eye) ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1968. Used ... $4.99
A groovy little Italian soundtrack – straight in some parts, but very nice in others! There's some sweet tunes that features wordless female vocals – in the mode of work by Armando Trovajoli or Ennio Morricone from the time – and there's other tunes that have a dancing groovy style that are right in the Easy Tempo mode. The tracks are very short, but groove around nicely – and really fit the feel you might expect from a title like The Wild Eye! Titles include "Bali Street", "The Sultan", "Don't Go Away", "The Kiss", "Two Lovers", "Love Comes Back", "Goodbye", and "Golden Age". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nino RotaFellini, Visconti, Decadence, & Dreams (8 1/2/Rocco & His Brothers/The Leopard/Boccacio 70/more) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
An overstuffed collection – one that's filled with famous Nino Rota soundtrack material – for films by Fellini, Visconti, and others! First up is the excellent score for 8 1/2 – beautiful work by Nino Rota – filled with the kind of classic themes that distinguished his best work for Fellini. Carlo Savina conducted, and he does an excellent job with Rota's ideas – crafting them into short little packets of sound, woven tightly into little balls that pass back and forth as the mood of the film changes, in a similar mode to the scoring for La Dolce Vita. Titles include "Cadillac", "Cimitero", "Discesa Ai Fanghi", "La Passerella D'Addio", "Concertino Alle Terme", and "E Poi". Next is Rocco & His Brothers – a wonderful Nino Rota score – composed around the same time as his better-known work for Fellini, but done for a film directed by Luchino Visconti! There's a great mix of darkness and light in the music – some playful themes mixed with moodier moments – set to instrumentation that includes organ, bandeon, violin, and sax – with occasional larger orchestrations as well, but always with that sense of intimacy that made Rota one of the first fresh composers on the European scene of the postwar years. If you dig Rota's work for Fellini, you'll find plenty here to love – on titles that include "Come Tu Vuoi", "Milano E Nadia", "Terra Lontana", "L'Amore Di Rocco", and "La Loro Storia". The Leopard is a slightly more straightforward score – done for the famous film with Burt Lancaster in the lead. Boccaccio 70 is a 3-part soundtrack to a 3-part film that features different segments by Fellini, Visconti, and De Sica. The mode is Italian sex comedy – and the styles used here by Trovajoli and Rota are groovy and whimsical – occasionally touched with jazz or jerk/beat modes, but more in the ornate humoresque mode of early 60s Italian scores. CD also features Rota soundtrack material from the films La Riffa, Il Lavora, and The Temptation Of Dr Antonio. CD

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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... LP
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's lovely vocals upfront in the mix, often joined in harmony by Ricardo, with backings that are spare and which include lots of acoustic guitar. Post-bossa jazzy vocals with a slight electric twist – warm and intimate, but with lots of groove-oriented touches! Titles include "Saranda", "Estrela Da Cancao", "Cafune", "Trovaoda", "Pra Que Tanta Explicao", and "Le Son Hante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that there is a small split on the spine of the top of the LP jacket.)

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Armando TrovajoliC'Eravamo Tanto Amati (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Beat/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
Totally great soundtrack music from the mighty Armando Trovajoli – a sweet 70s score that's filled with wonderful work on keyboards! The groove is gentle on most numbers, which lets the keyboards snake out in these cool slinky ways – often with an undercurrent of Euro sex, as you'd find in the music of Stelvio Cipriani – but with some of the lighter touches you'd find in Trovajoli's late 60s work for love stories too! Different melodies stand out on each track, but in a gentle way – and there's a slow-bubbling, slow-burning quality to the record that makes it completely seductive. Titles include "Picchiapo", "Tema Per Luciana", "Tema Amiciza", "Strano Interludio", "Tema Per Elide", and "Io Ero Sandokan", which features vocals by Maria Tereza. CD

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Armando TrovajoliIeri Oggi Domani ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Light and lovely 60s material from the great Armando Trovajoli – a key soundtrack from a period when the composer was really starting to come into his own! The music here accompanies a Marcello Mastroianni/Sophia Loren film, and shares the same mix of comedy and sentiment that you'd expect from both figures – lightly playful one minute, richly contemplative the next – as Trovajoli mixes woodwinds, strings, and some lighter guitar passages in these really compelling little melodies – including some nice bossa bits too. The first half of the record is a bit more conventional, but the second half is wonderfully groovy, with some especially great jazz touches – and titles include "Notte Di Natale", "Forcella", "Anna With The Rolls", "Descansado", "Flowers For A Poor Millionaire", and "Portrait Of MM". LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando TrovajoliItaliani Brava Gente ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $12.99
One of the more dramatic 60s soundtracks we've heard from the great Armando Trovajoli – a set of darkly brooding music that's perfect for the film's story of the Axis defeat in Russia during the winter of 1942! Trovajoli's got a really great way with his horns here – using them in this compressed way that really resonates strongly – sometimes with some very low-end energy that's quite striking, and which underscores the deeper feeling of the strings. But even better is the use of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – played here with an eerie, somber quality that's almost even more powerful than some of his work on westerns! This lavish 2CD package features the full soundtrack, plus a bonus CD of 32 more tracks – which means a lot more of Franco De Gemini to love than usual! CD

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Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
This one's a kistchy comedy period piece – but the music is all-60s, all the way! The score was written by the great Armando Trovajoli – and he had no qualms about using as much Hammond organ, electric guitar, and other 60s easy psyche elements in this film about a visit by Beelzebub to ancient Rome. The music is performed by I Marc 4, and many of the tracks have groovy vocal refrains or choruses, giving the songs a hip go-go swinging sound! Great stuff all around, and the reissue comes with a gazillion extra tracks! Titles include "Legati Pacis", "Maddalena", "Adramelek", "Il Filo Dei Giorni", ""L'Attesa", "Moto Perpetuo", and "Quant'e Bella Giovinezza". CD features a stunning 13 bonus tracks – great alternates, lots of other film versions, and even a 1969 re-recording of "Maddalena"! CD

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Armando TrovajoliPoveri Milionari ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1959. New Copy ... $23.99
The poor little millionaire gets a great soundtrack here from Armando Trovajoli – working at a point that's relatively early in his film career – when he was still doing a lot of jazz and other instrumental work on other fronts as well! There's definitely lots of jazz in the mix – with piano solos from Trovajoli himself – and some sweet charts that use some very groovy guitar parts in ways that range from mellow and late nite to more swinging overall. Franco De Gemini plays a nice harmonica solo in a few spots – and the CD features 19 tracks from the film! CD

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Armando TrovajoliSeddok L'Erede Di Satana/Lycanthropus (Atom Age Vampire/Werewolf In A Girls' Dormitory) (with bonus download) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $22.99
Two early horror soundtracks from Armando Trovajoli – back to back on a single CD! First up is Seddok L'Erede Di Satana (also known as Atom Age Vampire) – a score that's got lots of dark moments, way more so than Trovajoli's later bossa-styled work – with these really odd, offbeat orchestrations often mixed with even more unusual sounds! Things are pretty tense throughout – nice and spare and with the feel that something's about to jump out of the darkness at most moments – and the CD features 18 tracks from the film, remastered with great sound. Next is Lycathropus (aka Werewolf In A Girls Dormitory) – another wonderfully spooky score by Trovajoli, with weird woodwind passages and some other cool sounds that might be electronic, or might just be very inventive use of conventional instruments. A few of the best themes have this forward-cascading piano that's very nice – and the CD features 16 tracks from the film. CD
(Limited edition – with bonus download.)

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Armando TrovajoliSesso Matto – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky grooves, floating vocals, mellow keyboards, and a whole lot more – easily one of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Armando Trovajoli – and certainly one of the grooviest too! There's a sublime quality to this score that's well made Sessomatto one of the best-remembered albums from the glory years of the Italian soundtracks – a sense of space, pacing, and timing that are simply breathtaking – and which are the perfect summation of Trovajoli's earlier experiments in music. As with his score to La Matriarca, the instrumentation here varies often – sometimes a bit of horns, nicely compressed; sometimes a floating harmonica line; sometimes keyboards; and sometimes a funky rhythm topped with vocals – all woven together in a rich pastiche of styles that makes the album one of the deepest soundtracks you'll hope to own from the time. The remastering here is wonderful – way better than the previous Japanese reissues, and done in a way that really isolates the best elements of the music – letting the simple balance of sound and space resonate beautifully, and exposing even more of Trovajoli's genius with a wealth of bonus tracks. These added numbers really open the whole thing up – taking the album way past the familiar "Sessomatto" theme (reworked and remixed for the dancefloor often in later years), and almost creating a mini-movie in sound – with all the requisite scene shifts and drama to match! CD features a whopping 41 tracks in all – with titles that include "Sessomatto", "Signora Sono Le Otto", "Two Happy People", "Ammuri Ammuri", "D'Amore Si Muore", "Un Amore Difficile", "Due Cuori E Una Birra", "Bravo Balli bene", "Scappa Gilda", "Vorrei Che Fosse Amore", "Searching For Something", and "L'Ospite". CD

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VerdiIl Trovatore – Price/Obraztsova/Bonisolli/Cappuccilli/Raimondi/Karajan/Corro Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker ... CD
EMI/Famigilia Chistiana (Italy), 1977. Used 2CD ... $5.99
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Soundtrack funk doesn't get any better than this – thanks to a head-expanding of tracks from the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s – served up with the usual ear for a great cut by the folks at Easy Tempo! The groove here is far from the "easy" you might expect – and most numbers have tight drums, funky basslines, and other heavy elements – all put together with an approach to the music that's far different than anything happening in the US at the time, especially in the way the instruments sound in the end – and in the way that the production techniques make them do really crazy things! Titles include "Parangua" by Luiz Bacalov, "Flirt a Rio" by Piero Umiliani, "Side Sleep" by Berto Pisano, "Little Shakie Girl" by Armando Trovajoli, "Tremendous Stars" by Piero Piccioni, "Under Drama" by Giancarlo Gazzani, "Realta No 5" by Stelvio Cipriani, "So" by Lara Saint Paul, "Israelites" by Capuano, and "Citta Viva" by Ennio Morricone. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
The bikini beat is a great one here – no simple beach music classics, but a range of mod groovers from the classic years of the Italian soundtrack scene! This volume is heavy on electric elements – fuzzy guitars, keyboards, and more – all filtered nicely through a range of rhythms from the 60s and the 70s – bossa, jazzy, and funky – filled with amazing twists and turns throughout! The double-length collection is a treasure through and through – easily one of the greatest soundtrack sets we could have hoped for. Tracks include "Teresa L'Illusa" by Riz Ortolani, "Malizie Di Venere" by Gianpiero Reverberi, "Spy Chase" by Bruno Nicolai, "Airport Rock" by Barigozzi Group, "Shake 2000" by Piero Piccioni, "Amanda Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, "Un Detective" by Fred Bongusto, "Katmandu" by Piero Piccioni, "Theme" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Bambolona" by Luis Bacalov. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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Armando TrovajoliBeat Generation ... CD
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy ... Around April 15, 2015 (delayed)
The great Armando Trovajoli composed some of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s – but at the start of the decade, he was also shining strongly on the jazz front as well – turning out amazing work on albums like this, which we'd love to death, even if we didn't know him from his film scores! The music has a sharp, soulful focus that's somewhere between the early 60s magic of the Basso-Valdambrini group on the Italian scene, and the hard-swinging work of the Clarke Boland Big Band – and the larger ensemble here features Trovajoli on piano, plus Gianni Basso and Gino Marinacci on saxes, Dino Piana and Enzo Forte on trombones, Oscar Valdambrini and Nini Rosso on trumpets, and Franco Pisano on guitar. As you'd guess from the title, the album's designed to sum up the ethos of the Beat Generation – which Trovajoli does very well on these dynamic, colorful jazz tracks that include "So Long", "The Stretch", "Why Not", "OK", and "Bonjour Tristano". CD

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✨✧ Armando Trovajoli7 Uomini D'Oro/Il Grande Colpo Dei 7 Uomini D'Oro (7 Golden Men) ... CD
CAM (Italy), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – and a totally fresh Italian soundtrack! The CD combines the scores for 2 nutty crime films that were part of the "7 Golden Men" series, and they both feature some of the grooviest writing we've ever heard from the great Armando Trovajoli. The first soundtrack mixes together bubbling organ with swinging vocal riffs by I Cantori Moderni – an excellent little combo directed by Alessandro Alessandroni with a cool breezy vocal style that works perfectly with the other instrumentation. The second soundtrack has a number of Braziliany tracks – played by a batucada group led by Luciano Perrone, with plenty of hard heavy drums. Great stuff, with a total of 23 tracks that include "Ping Pong", "Brick Top", "Walk On Home", "Rossana", "Primavera", "Samba 2 Andamento", and "Sette Per Il Grande Colpo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEasy Tempo Vol 5 – A Slammin' Cinematic Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Slammin's a definite good choice for the title of this one – as this 5th entry in the Easy Tempo series seems even funkier than the other volumes – a set that's got plenty of full-on grooves, hand-picked from the genius Italian soundtrack years of the 60s and 70s! If you're looking for a place to start digging the full range of talents of the maestros of this time, you'd be hard pressed to find a better collection – as the Easy Tempo name always means the best bits from this scene, served up in a package that packs a lot more punch than any single individual soundtrack! Titles include "Loco Love Motor" and "The Frog" by Augusto Martelli, "Montreal Non Stop" and "Anice Nuraghi" by Luiz Bacalov, "L'Arcangelo" by Piero Umiliani, "Running Fast" by Stefano Torossi, "Blazing Magnum" by Armando Trovajoli, "Trop's" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Vuca" by Tony Mimms, and "The Chicken" by Dick Oliver. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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✨✧ VariousEasy Tempo Vol 6 – A Cinematic Jazz Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Easy Tempo groove is wider than ever here – still plenty funky, but also jazzy and groovy too – with some mod 60s influences filtering into the mix, and even a bit of vocals too! As always, the style is heavy on Italian soundtrack modes – that great blend of bossa, jazz, and other elements that graced so many cinematic excursions of the period – and which have been beautifully re-presented by Easy Tempo over the course of their excellent series. Set features titles that include "Sweden" by Tito Fontana, "Caccia Al Ladro" by Armando Trovajoli, "Tap 5" by Ettore Ballotta, "Notte In Allegria" by Piero Umiliani, "Golden Gate Bridge" by Riz Ortolani, "Gangster Song" by Piero Umiliani, "Ebony Ride" by Piero Piccioni, "Gordon Blues" by Francesco De Masi, "Concerto Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, and "Glad" by Lou Stein Trio. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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