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Ennio Morricone


Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on 10 November 1928. His long artistic career includes a wide range of composition genres, from absolute concert music to applied music, working as orchestrator, conductor and composer for theatre, radio and cinema. In 1946, Ennio received his trumpet diploma and in 1954 he received his diploma in Composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia under the guidance of Goffredo Petrassi. He wrote his first concert works at the end of the 1950s, then worked as arranger for RAI (the Italian broadcasting company) and RCA-Italy. He started his career as a film music composer in 1961 with the film Il Federale directed by Luciano Salce


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Madeleine Peyroux, Mikael Máni, Marco Tiraboschi, Andrew Bird & More

Read "Madeleine Peyroux, Mikael Máni, Marco Tiraboschi, Andrew Bird & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The return of Madeleine Peyroux, the narrative qualities of modern guitar players, hypnotic violins, and an unepxected John Zorn--Nino Rota--Ennio Morricone astral alignment are some of the reasons which make this playlist intriguing.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Madeleine Peyroux “Please Come On Inside" ...


Article: Live Review

Joey Alexander Trio at Chris’ Jazz Café

Read "Joey Alexander Trio at Chris’ Jazz Café" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Joey Alexander Trio Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA March 8, 2024 All musical genres, and specifically jazz, have produced any number of musicians who blossomed in childhood and already in their teens were performing and competitive with the masters. The greatest historical example of course was Wolfgang Amadeus ...


Article: Album Review

Piero Umiliani: A Tempo Di Jazz

Read "A Tempo Di Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

Considering how many stylish movies were made in Italy in the 1950s and early 1960s, surprisingly few have jazz or jazz-based soundtracks of note; back at the ranch, jazz was Hollywood's go-to cool music. A handful of composers including Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone included jazz in their palettes but jazz was not their primary inspiration. ...


Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Martin Longley

Dom Omladine / MTS Dvorana Belgrade, SerbiaOctober 24-29, 2023 Following the financial turbulence of 2022's Belgrade Jazz Festival, this year's edition, the 39th, resounded with a sturdier sureness, getting back to a confident momentum. Its programme was as reliably impressive as ever, particularly in the quality of its international bookings. We ...


Article: Live Review

Atlantis Trio at MutaMenti HK

Read "Atlantis Trio at MutaMenti HK" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Atlantis Trio Tsuen Wan Town Hall MutaMenti HK Hong Kong September 27, 2023 A lot of flak is (fairly) laid on the often clumsy, jarring aesthetics of “global-beat," “world fusion," or whatever you want to call it (terms I use sparingly and with reservation). But the ...


Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2023

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2023" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2023 Varie sedi Fano 22--30.7.2023 Partecipare a un festival di prestigio storico non significa soltanto ascoltare una serie più o meno coerente di concerti. Equivale anche ad immergersi in un'atmosfera cangiante ed unica, vuole dire vivere una situazione di incontro, in cui si ...


News: Recording

Guitarist Oscar Penas' New Album Release, 'Chicken Or Pasta' Is A Fun Listen Right Out Of The Gate

Guitarist Oscar Penas' New Album Release, 'Chicken Or Pasta' Is A Fun Listen Right Out Of The Gate

Coming on the heels of 2022’s Almadraba, his deeply evocative suite drawing on Andalusian culture and brimming with Iberian, classical, and flamenco flavors, Oscar Penas’ latest finds him returning to his jazz roots. Once again accompanied by 6-string electric bassist Moto Fukushima and drummer Richie Barshay, his regular rhythm tandem for the past 14 years, and ...


Article: Album Review

Kings of Strings: Live in Belgrade

Read "Live in Belgrade" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Initiated by the Guitar Art Festival in Serbia in 2012, Kings of Strings was a project that brought together three exceptional guitarists: Vlatko Stefanovski, Tommy Emmanuel and Stochelo Rosenberg.. At the festival, and on a string of tour dates throughout Europe, they showcased their abilities and talents in exceptional performances. The Guitar Art Festival is a ...


Article: Album Review

Sam Gendel: Cookup

Read "Cookup" reviewed by Scott Gudell

Saxophonist Sam Gendel has sent out an invitation to an unusual sonic Cookup. So what is he serving? Who will be there? Will beat poets merge with experimental musicians in a smoky jazz grotto? Will it be a cryptic musical labyrinth or a collection of meandering songs? Is it a transcription of ancient African organic rhythms ...


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