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File under: Ost60sCool Jazz

Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero

Mondo Cane (2LP)

Label: Cam Sugar, Decca, Spikerot Records

Format: 2LP

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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*2024 stock* "Riz Ortolani, an Italian composer of dozens of film scores, whose Grammy-winning instrumental melody featured in the 1962 film “Mondo Cane” evolved into “More,” the celebrated anthem of love covered by sensuous crooners around the globe, died on Jan. 23 at his villa outside Rome. He was 87. At home in a variety of musical styles and moods — jaunty humor, buzzing suspense, lush romanticism — Mr. Ortolani was among Italy’s busiest film composers for almost half a century, working in a wide range of genre movies, including spaghetti westerns, thrillers and erotica.

Though not widely known in the United States — unlike his countryman the composer Ennio Morricone, he was not generally associated with popular American films — Mr. Ortolani wrote the scores for a number of English-language films. Among them were “The Yellow Rolls-Royce” (1964), a triptych about three different owners of the same car, with an original screenplay by the playwright Terence Rattigan; “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell” (1968), a comedy with Gina Lollobrigida, Phil Silvers, Telly Savalas and Peter Lawford about an Italian woman with a daughter who has been getting child support from three former American soldiers who return to Italy for a reunion; and “The Hunting Party” (1971), the western drama with Candice Bergen and Gene Hackman.

More recently, the director Quentin Tarantino, a fan, used Mr. Ortolani’s music in his movies “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained.” But Mr. Ortolani is probably best known, at least in this country, for two films. The first was “Mondo Cane” (“A Dog’s World”), a documentary of sorts presenting a kaleidoscope of cultural oddities and human behavior, from peculiar to perverse, that the filmmakers, Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi and Gualtiero Jacopetti, found in far-flung corners of the world. The score, consisting of several distinct musical themes repeated in varying arrangements, is credited to Mr. Ortolani and Nino Oliviero, though Mr. Ortolani’s family said Mr. Ortolani had been responsible for all the themes." - nytimes.com

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File under: Ost60sCool Jazz
Cat. number: CS002, none, SPK019LP
Year: 2021
Notes:
All tracks composed by Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero except B1, B2 by Ritz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Marcello Carciolini All tracks: publishing by Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. s.r.l. - CTC Creative Team Company s.r.l. Mastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio by Carlo Altobelli Track on LP2 are a selection of unreleased tracks taken from the original recording session by Spikerot Records Artwork and layout by Eric Adrian Lee (C) 2021 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. s.r.l. (P)1962-2021 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. s.r.l. camsugarmusic.com | decca.com | spikerot.com Distributed by Decca Records [...] Made in Italy