A Tempo di Jazz (LP)

A Tempo di Jazz (LP)

Piero Umiliani E Il Suo Complesso
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Sonor Music Editions proudly presents "A TEMPO DI JAZZ" by Maestro Piero Umiliani. This lost gem captures the formative years of Modern Jazz in late 1950s Italy - alongside the legendary Basso-Valdambrini recordings in the early 1960s, as well as the early years of Piero Umiliani's long and prolific career as a composer with over 190 soundtracks, 40 library albums, and 35 TV title themes recorded.

A TEMPO DI JAZZ includes seven original compositions by Piero Umiliani recorded in 1959. Here, at the age of 33, he lays a perfect ground with himself as a pianist, accompanied by some of the best Italian soloists at the time: Marcello Boschi on alto saxophone and flute, Ivan Vandor on tenor saxophone, Peppe Carta on bass, and the American trombonist Bill Gilmore. With plenty of room for improvisation, the sextet fuses Big Band moods with West Coast experimentation of Latin American rhythms and Modern Jazz ballads that sit perfectly between his soundtracks for the films "I Soliti Ignoti" (Big Deal on Madonna Street) from the same year that attained him international recognition, and his masterpiece "Smog" (featuring Chet Baker and Helen Merrill) from 1962.

Five compositions are outtakes from Piero Umiliani's mega-rarity "Tempo Jazz", released on RCA Custom in 1960, while 'Tema In Blues' has been published on the two - impossible to obtain - 45 releases "Moderato Swing" (RCA Camden 45CP 112) and "Tema In Blues" (RCA Custom 45 R3) from 1960 as well as the previously unreleased track 'Mezza Cottura.'

The music has been transferred and remastered from the original master tapes and lacquer cut in MONO, preserving the original sound of the recordings.

Performed by PIERO UMILIANI and his orchestra

Bill Gilmore (trombone), Marcello Boschi (alto sax, flute), Ivan Vandor (tenor sax), Piero Umiliani (piano), Peppe Carta (contrabass), and Roberto Zappulla (drums).

Tracks from A1 to B2 - © Universal Music Publishing Ricordi srl
Track B3 previously unreleased - ℗ & © 2023 Liuto Edizioni Musicali / Sonor Music Editions. Special thanks to the Piero Umiliani Estate.


A1. Marmellata Di Suoni
A2. Tempo Jazz
A3. Battesimo Dell'Aria
A4. Tipi Misteriosi

B1. Verso L'Alba
B2. Tema In Blues
B3. Mezza Cottura