All Categories — All




Items/page

Trova Edit search

 
Sort by
Partial matches: 43
Partial matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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". Features two bonus tracks – "L'Amica (ripresa)" and "The Bitter Truth (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Black FireCream ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Groovy greatness from the Italian sound library scene of the 70s – played by a cool little combo who seem to carry on the best styles from late 60s material by composers like Ennio Morricone or Armando Trovajoli! These guys mix together jazz, bossa, and some mod moments too – all with the kind of breezy styles that we love from earlier Italian film scores for comedies or romantic movies – especially those sweetly-stepping grooves that Morricone could do so well! Instrumentation changes up nicely – with some bossa percussion, offbeat electric piano, wah-wah guitar, and even some very cool wordless female vocals too. The whole thing's great – filled with the kind of gems we used to dig on the Easy Tempo series – and titles include "Corking", "Alcoholic", "Cream", "Airing", "Magnum", "Rush", "Relief", "Straggler", "Sorry", and "Melancolie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited pressing – in a nice heavy cover too!)

Partial matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". CD

Partial matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Greg BurkClean Spring ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Pianist Greg Burk plays here in a completely solo setting – but almost with the power and presence of a full trio – such is his command of the keys, and energy he puts into his performance! Yet a good part of the strength of the set also comes from the compositions – which are all Burk's own – really beautiful tunes that mix lyrical moments with more ambitious expressions – served up in a stylistic flurry that leaves us breathless, and which makes the album's fourteen tracks a never-ending source of delight. Few players can open up a solo piano set with such imagination and creativity, and the record's got us really paying a lot more attention to Greg than before. Titles include "Four Reasons", "Not Forever", "Tonos", "Escher Dance", "Amore Trovato", "Song For Iaia", and "Blues For Yusef Lateef". CD
Also available Clean Spring ... CD 11.99

Partial matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Greg BurkClean Spring ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. Used ... $11.99
Pianist Greg Burk plays here in a completely solo setting – but almost with the power and presence of a full trio – such is his command of the keys, and energy he puts into his performance! Yet a good part of the strength of the set also comes from the compositions – which are all Burk's own – really beautiful tunes that mix lyrical moments with more ambitious expressions – served up in a stylistic flurry that leaves us breathless, and which makes the album's fourteen tracks a never-ending source of delight. Few players can open up a solo piano set with such imagination and creativity, and the record's got us really paying a lot more attention to Greg than before. Titles include "Four Reasons", "Not Forever", "Tonos", "Escher Dance", "Amore Trovato", "Song For Iaia", and "Blues For Yusef Lateef". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)
Also available Clean Spring ... CD 15.99

Partial matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Nino RotaFellini, Visconti, Decadence, & Dreams (8 1/2/Rocco & His Brothers/The Leopard/Boccacio 70/more) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 13.99
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

Partial matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliCattiva ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
A later soundtrack from the great Armando Trovajoli – the Italian composer who first rocked our world with some wonderful scores in the 60s, and who's still pretty great on this one from the start of the 90s! The music is a bit more timeless than you'd guess from the date, and maybe darker than most of Trovajoli's earlier music too – with these moody string and woodwind passages that are really beautiful, and which have a subtle, but really captivating approach as things move on. Many of the notes resonate in space wonderfully – but with more fullness than some of the Italian scoring of the isolated generation of Morricone – as if Trovajoli has each element hanging on nicely, almost with a feel that's more French film than Italian. Titles include "Temporale", "Cattiva", "Emilia A Gustav", "Amore Nel Dolore", "Bisognosa Di Cure", "Ombre Nell'Animo", and "Corridoio Oscuro". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

Partial matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliDays Of Vengeance ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99
With a title like this, you can probably already feel the music – a dark toned take on the spaghetti western sound of the time – served up with the kind of brooding, haunting themes that provide a perfect backdrop for a man on a mission! Instrumentation is nicely compressed at points – guitar lines that lurk around the bottom of subtle orchestrations – creating subtle-stepping drama without pushing things too far over the top – all in this wonderfully restrained way that balances out the energy of the music, and creates an extended sense of tension as the album unfurls over the course of 32 different tracks. Titles include "Sole Basso", "Sole Alto", "L'Attesa", "Vai Cowboy Vai", "L'Imboscata", and "Ombre Al Tramonto". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

Partial matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliDramma Della Gelosia ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
A beautiful score to this lesser-known Marcello Mastroianni film from 1970 – sublime sounds from the great Armando Trovajoli – done in a beautiful mix of electric keyboards, wordless vocals, and dreamy orchestrations! The set's got this warmly stepping groove that's really tremendous – spacious sounds that draw on Trovajoli's previous bossa work, with some more electric 70s elements at times – but never too much at all. The whole thing's as charming as you'd guess from the cover – and titles include "Se Mesi Di Felicita", "Tema Di Oreste", "Dramma Della Gelosia", "Incontro Alla Balera", "Sognando", and "Adelaide". CD

Partial matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliI Pianeti Contro Di Noi ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unusual soundtracks we've ever heard from the mighty Armando Trovajoli – an early 60s sci-fi score, but one that's got plenty of jazz in the mix too! The music's quite compelling – warm at some moments, electronic and spooky at others – almost in that weird blend of bossa, jazz, jerk, and sci-fi used by Peter Thomas for Raumpatrouille – but maybe with less in the way of production effects overall. Even at this early point, Trovajoli's got a great way of blending 60s Italian modern with some warmer touches – and we love the blend of acoustic and electric elements, especially without the fuller strings that you'd find in an American space soundtrack of the time. CD

Partial matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Partial matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliL'Amore Dice Ciao – Tema Originale Dal Film La Matriarca (with bonus track) ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $21.99
Fantastic! This is one of the best groovy soundtracks we've heard in ages – and it's all built around one lovely little melody – in a way that's similar to Francis Lai's legendary Man & A Woman soundtrack! The tune is totally compelling, and is played in a variety of speeds and settings – on organ, electric harpsichord, and piano – all with jaunty little rhythms, and a slightly bossa, slightly Frenchy sound to it. Really wonderful, and the kind of ditty you'll be humming for weeks after you listen to it! There's 9 tracks in all – including "Bossa Nova Remix", "Piano Solo", "Slow Take", "Main Titles", and "Dream Version" CD also adds in a bonus alternate English version of the theme, too. CD

Partial matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo ... LP
Black Cat (Italy), 1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
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 full second LPs worth of extra tracks! Titles include "Legati Pacis", "Maddalena", "Adramelek", "Il Filo Dei Giorni", ""L'Attesa", "Moto Perpetuo", and "Quant'e Bella Giovinezza". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliLa Piu Bella Serata Della Mia Vita ... LP
Beat (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
La Piu Bella Serata tells the story of an industrialist held hostage and given a mock trial – and for the film, Trovajoli's using some unusual electronics – often very sparely, and paired with some weird and mellow orchestrations that sometimes seem playful, but which also have an eerie undercurrent. Titles include "La Motociclista", "La Castellana", "Verso Il Castello", and "Fine Di Un Sogno". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliParfum De Femme ... LP
CAM/EMI (Italy), 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliSeddok L'Erede Di Santana (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A really surprising score from the great Armando Trovajoli – especially if you only know his bigger hits of the 60s, or his lighter, more bossa-styled material! As you might guess from the cover, this one's for a horror film with a dark spooky edge – and Trovajoli follows the spirit of the film wonderfully, with these really odd, offbeat orchestrations often mixed with even more unusual sounds – sometimes elements that we can't figure out at all – although they might just be familiar instruments, but used in really weird ways! 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 album features 20 spooky tracks from the score! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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
Also available Sesso Matto – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

Partial matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliSesso Matto – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Duse/Beat/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
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. LP features titles that include "Sessomatto", "Kinky Peanuts", "Two Happy People", "Palm Tree", "Viaggio Di Nozze", "Un Amore Difficile", "Searching For Something", and "Delitto Sessuale". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sesso Matto – Original Soundtrack ... CD 16.99

Partial matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliTreasure Of San Gennaro ... LP
Buddah, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An early international success for Italian maestro Armando Trovajoli – the very groovy soundtrack to Operazione San Gennaro – also issued here in the states as The Treasure Of San Gennaro! The soundtrack is a really great mix of modes – as half the tracks are groovy, swinging, and mod – while the other half have a more Italian comedy sort of style, one that borrows trademark Mediterranean touches, but uses them sparingly, without any sort of hoke at all. Instrumentation includes some lively mandolin and flute on these Italian-styled numbers – and some cooler organ, keyboards, and jazzier bits on the groovier tracks. I Marc 4 also had a hand in some of the instrumentation – and titles include "Treasure Of San Gennaro", "Love For Two", "Poor Boy Jack", "Maggie's Theme", "The Miracle", "Esacpe", and "Treasure Of San Gennaro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small sticker on one corner.)

Partial matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando TrovajoliUna Magnum Special Per Tony Saitta ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976. Used ... $14.99
Killer cop/crime music from the Italian scene of the 70s – a famous genre soundtrack from composer Armando Trovajoli, who's usually known for his work in warmer, sexier styles! The grooves here are right up there with the best that Italy has to offer from the time – full, jazzy backings that often have a bit of keyboards or guitars amidst the larger horns – and rhythms that manage to sound tightly compressed, despite the larger arrangements – in ways that help keep things sounding nice and lean. Trovajoli adds in isolated instruments at the best moments – particularly some woodwind bits that snake along with warmly melodic touches, or keyboards used in spare and subtle ways – and each track seems to offer up a fresh approach to the sound, making for a well-balanced batch of tracks that's far from cliche! Titles include "The Puzzle Is Completed", "A Very Strange Party", "Theme For A Murderer", "Louise", "Tony's Magnum", "Who Killed Louise", and "Black Pearl Necklace". CD
 
 
 



⇑ Top