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Basso Valdambrini Octet with Lars GullinNew Sound From Italy ... LP
Jolly/BTF (Italy), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A definite new sound from Italy – served up by one of the hippest groups on the scene at the time! The combo of trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini and tenorist Gianni Basso was easily one of the best of their generation – and here, they're working in a slightly expanded octet mode that features guest work from Swedish baritone sax giant Lars Gullin! The album's great proof of Gullin's ability to slide into any sort of a setting – and his baritone provides a great bottom to the already-dextrous horn interplay between Basso and Valdambrini. Gullin arranged about half the numbers in the set – the rest were scored by George Gruntz or Piero Umiliani – and titles include "Blues For Gassman", "Indiana", "Fascinating Rhythm", "There Will Never Be Another You", "How About You", and "Peter Of April". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pino DonaggioCorruzione Al Palazzo Di Giustizia (180 gram red vinyl pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
BTF (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 28.99
Some of the warmest work we've ever heard from Pino Donaggio – a great little soundtrack scored for an Italian political thriller of the mid 70s, and done with some really wonderful touches! There's a really subtle sense of drama in most of the tunes – a style that's never overblown or too orchestral – and which comes mostly from the simple juxtaposition of notes that create a deep feeling without doing much. Many themes get a bit dynamic in their rhythms – not really funky, but nicely driving – and the instrumentation features some nice keyboards tucked inside strings and woodwinds – which themselves are often used in really fresh ways too. A nicely unique soundtrack from the time – one that occasionally echoes other Italian work of the period, but which stands alone with a boldness of its own! Titles include "Tema Di Elena", "Indagine", "Al Palazzo Di Giustizia", "Solitudine", "Trasferimento", "Finale", and "Notturno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – on red vinyl!)

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Remigo DucrosAmerica Giovane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leo/BTF (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A groovy set of sound library tunes from Remigio Ducros – a set dedicated to the liberated young Americans of the early 70s, who get a mighty nice soundtrack from the man himself! The tunes are a mix of full-on funk and laidback numbers – the latter of which still have a current of funk in the rhythms, but mixed with a bit more rock at times – sometimes acoustic, sometimes fuzzy and Hendrixy, a few points even with some harmonica – all with a more dynamic range than you might guess from a faceless sound library set! Ducros really spans the spectrum in his styles – as you might guess from titles that include "Campus Sit In", "Village Blues", "Black Congregation", "Country Feeling", "Sunday In Central Park", "Weekend Down Town", "Ride ON", "Hendrix Memento", "Black Not Coloured", and "The State Of Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco Mannino & Sergio MontoriIdentikit (180 gram splattered colored vinyl) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Ariete/BTF (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 28.99
A very cool lost Italian soundtrack – for an obscure film starring Elizabeth Taylor, and which has a cool cover painting of her lying on the sidewalk in a crowd! Mannio & Montori compose in a slinky early 70s Italian mode – with lots of cool mellow keyboards, some organ, some harpsichord, and some piano. The best cut is the funky groover "Liz Five", which is part of the groovy "Elizabeth Suite" that takes up all of side one. Side two features the "Identikit Suite", which is mellower and darker, with lots of spare piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – on splattered colored vinyl!)

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Giuliano SorginiElettroformule (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leo/BTF (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A fantastic little record, and one that really lives up to the "elettro" promise in its title – as Giuliani Sorgini uses lots of offbeat electronics, in a mode that's almost a link between the musique concrete experiments of the 60s, and some of the more electronic-based sound library material of the time in which the album was recorded! There's lots of dark moments and strange noises on the record, but Sorgini does a good job of balancing tuneful sections with more abstract passages – in a way that moves beautifully between darkness and light, but with maybe a bit more time in the shadows overall. Titles include "Marker", "Loudspeaker", "Solitudine Venusiana", "Maracas Nell'Atmosfera", "Fabbrica Spaziale", "Dinamica K", and "Malinconia Magnetica". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Basso Valdambrini QuintetBasso Valdambrini Quintet (1959) ... LP
Jolly/BTF (Italy), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sharp-edged session of tremendous trumpet and tenor interplay – served up by the legendary quintet of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini! The album's got a sound that's as hip as it looks – a great approach to 50s modern jazz, done in a style that's equally influenced by west coast cool and east coast hardbop! Valdambrini's trumpet is beautifully measured throughout – with echoes of both Kenny Dorham and Chet Baker – offset by some deeper grooving on tenor from Basso, who plays with a strength and command that few American players of the time could match. Titles include "Come Out Wherever You Are", "Lo Struzzo Oscar", "Lotar", "Gone With The Wind", "Parlami D'Amore Mariu", and "Fan Tan". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniRitmo Dell'Industria #2 ... LP
Grand Prix/BTF (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The sound of industry, circa 1969 Italy – which means that everything sounds a heck of a lot groovier than you might expect! Soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni handled the album – and it's completely fantastic right from the very first note – nothing like an industrial album, nor even some of the peppier "industry themed" sound library sets of the European postwar theme – and instead, the music is full of jazzy elements and cool wordless vocals – especially those scatting styles you'd know from Alessandroni's work with I Cantori Modern! Tremendous throughout – and quite possibly one of the grooviest albums the composer has ever given us. Titles include "Moto Blues", "Dialogando", "Circolazione", "Basso Regime", "Vie Motrici", "Escursione", and "Numero Uno". LP, Vinyl record album
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Terry & The PiratesDoubtful Handshake ... CD
Line, 1980. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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