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PensamientoTrova Spirituana ... CD
Unicornio (Cuba), 2002. Used ... $8.99
(Out of print.)
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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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Marc 4I Solisti Di Armando Trovajoli (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderfully groovy! This is the first-ever album by the legendary Marc 4 studio group – a funky Italian combo that featured Armando Trovajoli on keyboards, plus backing by guitar, drums, and bass. The keyboards vary from funky organ to jangly electric harpsichord to sharp-edged piano – and the group's sound is often augmented by some extra horn work. Things are nicely funk and nicely groovy throughout – and although you may have a few tracks by Marc 4 on other comps, this is a great complete release of their work, with plenty of tracks that we've never heard before. Titles include "Silouette", "Jockey", "To Pedal", "Trafalgar Square", "Soho", "Love Theme", "Mato Grosso", "Lua Linda", and "Gare". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – new versions of "Alex" and "Mato Grosso", and the track "Just Simple". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Evelyn Petrova & Alexander BalanescuUpside Down ... CD
Leo (UK), 2007. Used ... $8.99

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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... CD
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy ... $7.99
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". CD

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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.)

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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

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✨✧ 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

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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

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✨✧ VerdiIl Trovatore – Jussi Bjoerling/Zinka Milanov/Fedora Barbieri/Leonard Warren/Renato Cellini/RCA Victor Orchestra/Robert Shaw Chorale ... CD
RCA, 1952. Used 2CD ... $3.99
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousCine Bossa – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Sweet bossa nova from the European scene – almost all of it from the kinds of late 60s Italian soundtracks that took the best elements of the style from Brazil, then expanded it into a whole new groovy style of its own! The music here certainly has lots of the snapping rhythms and breezy melodies you'll know from classic bossa nova – but the arrangements are often a lot more ambitious, and add in all these cool, groovy, and mod touches – including bits of organ, electric guitar, scat vocals, and other musical elements that resonate strongly with the best modernist vibe of the Italian 60s world of film. Titles include "Anice Nuraghi" by Luis Bacalov, "La Matriarca" by Armando Trovajoli, "Mr Dante Fontana" by Piero Piccioni, "Samba In Tribunale" by Ennio Morricone, "Bob & Hellen" by Piero Umiliani, "Bikini Bossa" by Gianni Dell'Orso, "Il Colpo" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Bossa In California" by Marcello Gigante, "Pedone L'Africano" by Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis, and "Aspetto Ancora Un Giorno" by Piero Piccione. CD

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VariousCine Jazz – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Great jazzy moments from the best years of European cinema – a collection that starts out with the French New Wave, then moves into a range of great sounds from the Italian and French scene of the 60s and early 70s! Most of the music here isn't straight jazz – and instead, the cuts mix some strong instrumental solos with groovy, swinging, and upbeat arrangements – that fantastic use of jazz in film scores that the European scene of the 60s really took up and ran with – into places that were often much cooler, much more interesting than American soundtracks of the time! The collection's filled with great little gems that really work well in each others' company – and titles include "Those Lazy Days" by Armando Trovajoli, "Number One Superman" by Piero Piccioni, "Jazz Interludio" by Giorgio Gaslini, "La Preda" by Vince Tempera & Franco Bixio, "Astaroth" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Eva" by Michel Legrand, "Una Gita Mancata" by Ennio Morricone, and "Fiacre" by Georges Delerue. CD

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✨✧ VariousEsterno Giorno – Open Air Jazz & Psych Beats, Daytime Breaks, Latin & Bossa From The Italian RCA Film Music Vaults 1964 to 1976 (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $36.99
A killer compilation of rare Italian soundtrack treasures from the mid 60s to mid 70s – a decade's span of time with myriad groovy influences! Esterno Giorno is the second in a pair (so far...we're hoping for a series) of lovingly assembled soundtrack funk compilations put together by the Four Flies label, who were granted access to long neglected corners of the RCA archives. It's a stylistically fruitful period to say the least, with shades of the mod, psych, funk, soul, prog eras – smartly put together here with common elements holding it together in a cohesive whole – thanks in large part of driving percussion throughout. It's fantastic stuff, most of which has gone unreleased since the films screened back in the day! 16 tracks in all: "Stasera Mi Butto" by Gianfranco Riverberi, "Amore Formula 2" by Guycen, "Nell'Anno Della Luna" by Gino Conte, "Lovemaker" by Armando Trovajoli, "Nude Calde E Pure" by Piero Piccioni, "Un Posto Ideale Per Uccidere" by Bruno Lauzi, "Le Belve" by Nico Fidenco, "Femmina" by Carlo Savina, LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes the complete album on CD!)

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Armando TrovajoliAcquarelli Vol 4 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), New Copy ... About May 5, 2016
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Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo ... LP
Black Cat (Italy), 1966. New Copy 2LP ... About April 1, 2016 (delayed)
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando TrovajoliSesso Matto – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Duse/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... About June 10, 2016
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, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Maria BethaniaEncanteria (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Quitanda (Brazil), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Maria Bethania – a set that's often quite spare and understated, with less of the drama than her classic years – but in really great way! Maria's got a warmth here that we really like – not that too-smooth style that some older Brazilian artists get in a commercial setting – but almost a more back-to-basics approach – earthier than Bethania ever was at her start. Arrangements are by Jaime Alem, Cristovao Bastos, and Mauricio Carrilho – and instrumentation is usually handled by a small group, which keeps things lean, and almost adds a folkloric touch behind the vocals. Titles include "Encantaria", "Coroa Do Mar", "Feita Na Bahia", "Sete Trovas", "E Senhora/Batatinha Roxa", "Estrela", and "Minha Rede". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliI Pianeti Contro Di Noi ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Black FireCream ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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!)

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