Thanks for the link Gorbadoc I'm not into most of the comedy scores myself but some of them have great music it is always worth looking for samples. Sometimes it is not always easy to find and hear score samples in some of the films luckily many of these titles turn up as digital downloads on Amazon or on I tunes.
Other News SAE have relisted UN DOLLARO BUCATO (LIMITED REISSUE) Superb score and expansion by Ferrio not to be missed I picked this one up first time already owned the older triple CAM cd Un Dollaro Bucato/ Sentenza Di Morte/ Vivi O Preferibilmente Morti.
The last score on that old cam cd is a comedy Vivi O Preferibilmente my least favorite Ferrio score I gave the Digitmovies expanded disc a miss, Hopefully they will expand Sentenza Di Morte next possible my favorite Ferrio western.
The jazz of Blue Nude shares the gritty backstreets of New York with some funk and country digressions, antithetical genres that the Maestro proficiently joins into the same concept. A sample of this unique contamination are the two cues 'Blue Nude' and 'Life Goes On,' sung by the Rome-adopted New York vocalist Charles William Cannon. Due to the bankruptcy of the production company Euro International, the movie was released in only a few theaters in Italy and was pulled shortly thereafter, a circumstance that contributed to the mystery that still surrounds the film today. Finally, after more than thirty years, the score for Blue Nude is finally released thanks to Beat Records. It's another important chapter in the art of Piero Umiliani, the most versatile of our composers and the one who is known by fans everywhere simply as 'The Maestro.' (Francesco Argento)
Maybe it was pulled due to the erotic asphyxiation suggestion ala the cover art.
After an initial run through, I thoroughly recommend BLUE NUDE if you are partial to New York jazz styles reflecting the city in '77. Not quite as "seedy, gutter trash, distopia" Herrmann worked out in TAXI, however it's a marvellous effort showcasing Umiliani's jazz talent working with the main theme. I'm not overly keen on the sung numbers, a country like affair.
A friendly shout-out to Josh Mitchell (the English language 'editor' for Beat Records) on Piero Umiliani and Chet Baker. Their collaborations on 5 albums have been packaged together in an "Icon Series" within the Jazz On Film production line from a British label called Moochin' About.
One of the 5 titles is INTRIGO A LOS ANGELES (which is probably my current favorite soundtrack by Umiliani). While I'm glad to see such an interest in a vintage C.A.M. album which - prior to Beat's 2013 CD reissue - existed for almost 50 years in rare vinyl obscurity, I'm not sure this packing is legit.
Does Beat Records know about this Moochin' About? Does Mr. Umiliani's Estate know of this, too? Perhaps C.A.M. also licensed this material to this U.K. label and all of this is legit, but it seems that Moochin' About is another entity such as El or Cherry Red or Harkit which take advantage of vintage LP album programs that are 50+ years old and under a public domain category.
For whatever it's worth, the sound quality of these Moochin' About CD sets are (purportedly) greatly improved over previous incarnations...
As long as Beat is aware of it, then I expect everything should be OK.
I've noticed that some of the sold-out/OOP soundtracks (such as the 2006 CD of Trovajoli's ERCOLE) have been re-licensed by C.A.M./Sugar for internet download apps, iTunes, etc., so it's possible for INTRIGO A LOS ANGELES and the other titles to be simultaneously available from more than one vendor.
Does somebody have informations about an album called "musicaleggera" published some years ago by Easy Tempo? It seems that this album is the only source for the wonderful song "oltre cuba" by Piero Umiliani. The album is not listed in any shop. Maybe it was just available for download and has now been deleted from the download platforms?