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17 Sep 2016

Piero Umiliani “To-Day’s Sound” 1973 Italy jazz- rock-rhytm and blues-beat-undergroud -country

Piero Umiliani  “To-Day’s Sound” 1973 Italy  ultra rare excellent jazz- rock-rhytm and blues-beat-undergroud -country  recommended..!
Fantastic very rare and beatiful dooble LP of Piero Umiliani with top italien jazz - rock musicians, very interesant and innovative sound, jazz- rock-rhytm and blues-beat-undergroud -country -pop musiciens : Marcello Boschi - flute , Mario Midana,Dino Piana,Biadio Marullo -trombones, Antonello Vannucchi - organ hammond, Silvano Chimenti, Sergio Coppotelli - guitars, Maurizio Majorana - electric bass, Claudio Budassi - sound engineer, Oscar Waldambrini, Al Corvin,Marino di Fulvio - trumpets,Carlo Zoffoli- vibraharp,marimba, Sergio Carnini - organ lowrey , Giovanni Tomasso - bass, E.Restuccio , G.Munari,C.Ciro - percussions, F.Meloni - mastering Piero Umiliani - moog,piano fender,mexican marimba 21 tunes ……
What can I say? I’m obviously a huge fan of Piero Umiliani. This has to be the 3rd review I have done of his work, but honestly I could go all day! First off, it’s difficult to say which record of his is my favorite. But this one is definitely high on my list of top records period! To-Day’s Sound was recorded in his Luito studio and micro-pressed (300 or less) in the early 70’s. Some would consider this background music or a “library record” but I consider it more background music than anything. Note: The song “Open Space” was used for the 1973 movie Baba Yaga (check the trailer below). Each song is very expressive and demands the listeners full attention. Umiliani was definitely in his prime and the way the arrangements are written shows it bluntly, that I couldn’t even fit all of the material on one sound clip. HIGHLY recommended!! Enjoy ….
Originally released as a double album and conceived as a collection
of episodes destined to various tv sonorizations, To-day’s sound has
quickly become one of the most popular works by Piero Umiliani and it
certainly is one of the best ones composed in his career. Umiliani,
here on the job with Moog, Hammond and keyboards, is accompanied
by a good group of excellent and talented jazz players, like Franco
D'Andrea and Giovanni Tommaso (both in the Perigeo group),
trumpet player Oscar Valdambrini, guitar player Silvano Chimenti
from I Grès group, percussionist Ciro Cicco and many others.
With the original intent to offer radically different styles and
atmospheres, in order to promote the use of the tracks in movies and
tv series - in fact, the the psycho-funk Open space was used for
the opening credits of the movie Baba Yaga - To-day’s sound is
the perfect example of Umiliani’s incredible and varied talent, capable
of mastering diverse genres and sounds without losing his personal
touch. As stated on the cover: Rock, rhythm and blues, beat,
underground, country, pop, we can also add electronic music and
funk, in order to complete a sound palette that only very few other
composers had. It is hard to pick the best track in a record (a double
album to be specific ) so rich of gems, from the title track to Caretera
panamericana (with virtuoso Moog improvisations ), to Bus stop
and Music on the road , to end with the wonderful soul of Green  valley: it is better to enjoy Umiliani at his best!…..TO-DAY’S SOUND (1973)….
Bass – Giovanni Tommaso
Cover – Sandro Lodolo
Electric Bass – Maurizio Majorana
Engineer [Sound] – Claudio Budassi
Ensemble [Complesso] – The Soundwork-Shoppers
Flute – Marcello Boschi
Guitar – Sergio Coppotelli, Silvano Chimenti
Liner Notes – Stefano Gilardino
Mastered By – Francesco Melloni
Music By, Arranged By – Piero Umiliani
Organ [Hammond] – Antonello Vannucchi
Organ [Lowrey] – Sergio Carnini
Percussion – Cico Ciro*, Gegè Munari, Enzo Restuccia*
Piano, Piano [Clavichord] – Franco D'Andrea
Synthesizer [Moog], Electric Piano [Pianofender], Marimba [Mexican] – Piero Umiliani
Translated By [English Translation By] – Elisabetta Umiliani
Trombone – Biagio Marullo, Dino Piana, Mario Midana
Trumpet – Al Corvin*, Marino Di Fulvio, Oscar Valdambrini
Vibraphone [Vibraharp], Marimba – Carlo Zoffoli

Side A
A1 Open Space
A2 Green Valley
A3 Caretera Panamericana
A4 Goodmorning Sun
A5 To-Day’s Sound
A6 Free Dimension

Side B
B1 Truck Driver
B2 Blue Lagoon
B3 Wanderer
B4 Lady Magnolia
B5 Pretty

Side C
C1 Railroad
C2 Country Town
C3 Bus Stop
C4 Cotton Road
C5 Nocturne

Side D
D1 Exploration
D2 Tropical River
D3 Coast To Coast
D4 Safari Club
D5 Music On The Road

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