Ennio Mantovanni? Must be getting warmer ( it even is out side).
Well, half right
Which reminds me. Twenty odd years ago there was an older fella in my office, who did the night shift. One night there'd been some Ennio on the radio. I came in to work and he said ' there's just been some.of that Enrico Maccaroni on the radio' , bloody heathen.
Another podcast in memoriam of Morricone. You don't need to listen to it unless you are curious about...
his relationship with Petrassi and John Cage, how he tried to hide his arranger activity when at RCA. His very first rattle sound experiments in pop songs (like IL BARATTOLO, 1960). How his film music influenced absolute music in progressive way (several Nuova Consonanza albums were released when Morricone was already worldwide famous). And how the Western Spaghetti Sound arose off a 1962 RCA revolutionary arrangement of a Woody Guthrie song for some Peter Tevis... (you Morricone experts know well what I'm talking about)