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'Morricone Segreto' expands one's awareness of Mr. Morricone's craft / jazz & blues review

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Anyone versed in film music is well aware of composer Ennio Morricone's stature and profound influence in the realm.  This assemblage of the recently departed master's works strives to display his influence beyond the world of cinema, into genres as immediate as hip-hop and electronica.  Jazz listeners should find much engaging fare as well.

Culled from Mr. Morricone's works from the late 60's to the early 80's- largely before his work graced American productions- the edgy, frequently quirky character present cohabitated space with an inclination towards sophisticated themes, romantic in character.  In the hands of the right jazz player, many of these would make for exquisite ballad interpretation.  Some present here even provide hints in this direction such as the reed-and-strings intro to "Tette e Antenne" and the odd-time piano waltz lead of "Per Dalita".

This collection will additionally expand one's awareness of Mr. Morricone's craft beyond his "Spaghetti Western" fame. Set for release December 4.                                                

 

 

 

 

Duane Verh

 

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