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Options November 2, 2017: Piero Umiliani: Film Jazz, Synthi Times, Exotic Themes (Part One)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Piero Umiliani (with Chet Baker)  Smog   Options Smog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)  RCA Victor Serie Europe  1962    0:01:05 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani (with Chet Baker)  Twilight in Los Angeles   Options Chet Baker – Italian Movies  Moochin' About  1962  ext. version of composition from Smog  0:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani (with Gato Barbieri)  Lontananza e Sequenza   Options Two Pictures, Years 1965-1968  Liuto  1965  orig. from soundtrack, Una Bella Grinta (CAM)  0:10:47 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani E La Sua Orchestra ‎  Big Band Blues   Options Jazz Dall' Italia N. 2 : Big Band Blues  Omicron  1967    0:17:04 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Lui E Lei   Options La Legge Dei Gangsters (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  Omicron  1969    0:19:39 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  California in the Summer   Options Smog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)  RCA Victor Serie Europe  1962    0:22:08 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Smog   Options Smog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)  RCA Victor Serie Europe  1962  Vocal by Helen Merrill  0:25:01 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Neapolitan Phantasy   Options Smog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)        0:29:35 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Caravan   Options Jazz a Confronto 35  Horo Records  1974    0:40:55 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Sophisticated Lady   Options Jazz a Confronto 35  Horo Records  1974    0:45:46 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  My Man Duke   Options Ode to Duke Ellington  Easy Tempo  2000    0:49:08 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Blues for Gassman: Parte II   Options I Soliti Ignoti 7"  RCA Italiana  1958    0:52:06 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Type Writer Concert   Options L'Arcangelo (Colonna Sonora Originale)    1969    0:54:09 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Percussioni E Hammond   Options Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  Omicron  1969    0:56:22 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  The City Life   Options Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  Omicron  1969  with Mark David & Forever Ember  1:01:19 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Rhythme en Swing Nº1   Options Percussions  St. Germain des Prés  1972    1:04:05 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Sous Marine   Options Percussions  St. Germain des Prés  1972    1:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Rovi  Danza Arcaica   Options Storia E Preistoria  Omicron  1972  Rovi=Umiliani  1:09:12 (Pop‑up)
Catamo  Terre del Sud   Options Aria de Paese  Videovoice  1981  orig. from Omicron release, 1967 (Catamo=Umiliani)  1:10:24 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Mediterranean Nights   Options Major Mood Music Recordings  Major Records  1969    1:13:26 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Pescatrici, Perle E Pescecani   Options Il Paradiso Dell'Uomo (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)  RCA Italiana  1963    1:17:52 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Cielo di Tokio   Options Il Paradiso Dell'Uomo (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)  RCA Italiana  1963    1:20:01 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Mito Asiatico   Options Il Ponte Dell'Asia  Omicron  1967  documentary soundtrack  1:22:28 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Sicilia '62   Options Nuovi Angeli / Sicilia '62 7"  RCA Victor  1962    1:25:31 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani & Carlo Rustichelli  Cien Fuegos   Options Venere Creola EP  RCA Italiana  1961    1:27:52 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Bongos en Suspense   Options Percussions        1:29:04 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Synthi Epico   Options Synthi Time  Omicron  1971    1:41:09 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Synthi Pastorale   Options Synthi Time  Omicron  1971    1:44:16 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani Ed I Suoi Oscillatori   Fruitori   Options Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica  Liuto  1972    1:46:51 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani Ed I Suoi Oscillatori   Antiquariato   Options Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica  Liuto  1972    1:49:31 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani Ed I Suoi Oscillatori   L'Ultimo Pastorello   Options Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica  Liuto  1972    1:51:34 (Pop‑up)
M. Zalla  Produzione   Options Problemi D'Oggi  Liuto  1973  Zalla=Umiliani  1:54:06 (Pop‑up)
Tusco  Mutazioni   Options Suspence Elettronica  Telesound  1983  Tusco=Umiliani  1:57:28 (Pop‑up)
Tusco  Attesa Ansiosa   Options Suspence Elettronica  Telesound  1983    1:59:39 (Pop‑up)
Tusco   Batticuore   Options Suspence Elettronica  Telesound  1983    2:00:33 (Pop‑up)
Tusco  Schizophrenia   Options Suspence Elettronica  Telesound  1983    2:03:15 (Pop‑up)
Moggi  Prima Pagina   Options News! News! News!  Sound Work Shop  1974  Moggi=Umiliani  2:05:40 (Pop‑up)
Moggi  Elzeviro   Options News! News! News!  Sound Work Shop  1974    2:10:00 (Pop‑up)
Moggi   Edizione Estaordinaria   Options News! News! News!  Sound Work Shop  1974    2:13:41 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Cibernetica   Options Gli Italiani E L'Industria  Omicron  1967    2:16:34 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Ferrovia Sotterenea   Options Gli Italiani E L'Industria  Omicron  1967    2:18:35 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Rally Notturno   Options Gli Italiani E L'Industria  Omicron  1967    2:20:35 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Herbana 
Sotto Vela   Options Relax  Omicron  1975  Herbana=Nicoletta Bozzai? or Umiliani? or both?  2:22:57 (Pop‑up)
L'Ingegner Giovanni & Famiglia  Telstar   Options Telstar / Solaris (I Will Return) 7"  RCA Victor  1973    2:31:18 (Pop‑up)
M. Zalla  Strategia   Options Mondo Inquieto  Sound Work Shop  1974    2:33:17 (Pop‑up)
Suonano I Mark 4  Tanto Lontano   Options Paesaggi  Liuto  1971  also rel. 1980 as M. Zalla  2:35:16 (Pop‑up)
Herbana  Rientro   Options Relax  Omicron  1975    2:39:16 (Pop‑up)
Suonano I Mark 4  Porta D'Oriente   Options Paesaggi  Liuto  1971    2:42:42 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani Ed I Suoi Oscillatori   Musici   Options Il Mondo Dei Romani  Omicron  1972    2:45:12 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani Ed I Suoi Oscillatori   Delenda Cartago   Options Il Mondo Dei Romani  Omicron  1972    2:46:26 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani Ed I Suoi Oscillatori   Eliogabalus   Options Il Mondo Dei Romani  Omicron  1972    2:48:32 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani (with Gato Barbieri)  Free Theme   Options Two Pictures, Years 1965-1968  Liuto  1965  orig. from soundtrack, Una Bella Grinta (CAM)  2:51:01 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani E Il Suo Complesso  Quando Ti Penso   Options Sottofondi Musicali N.2 7"  RCA Italiana  1958    2:54:05 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Centrali Termiche   Options         2:56:43 (Pop‑up)


Listener comments!

Avatar 5:29pm Flash Strap:

Up top: the maestro himself

Below: the Sound Work Shop studio, Umiliani's private studio
Avatar 6:56pm geezerette:

Another treat!
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi there Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

oooooooooh ... umiliani!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

yay!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! Listener James! how grand to have you here in the room
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

starting off with some serious jazz before moving into the weirdness, cheescake, and synthi stuff
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

always fun to hear a young and hungry Gato!
Avatar 7:15pm hyde:

oh wow, that's Gato
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

he and Gato did two great projects together, both soundtracks but very different. we'll hear some stuff from the other one in the next installment
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

i think this one is an all-Italian ensemble
Avatar 7:19pm geezerette:

oh man, love thisl
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

he's so good with that sort of vocal!
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

speaking of vocals, the vocal on the next one is such a knockout I can't believe something so good is allowed to even exist
Avatar 7:26pm geezerette:

who's the singer?
  7:28pm zonk ludlow:

Greetings Evan and other explorers. Beautiful start to proceedings, going down a treat with my morning caffeine fix.
Avatar 7:33pm geezerette:

The clip of Baker singing that is on youtube.
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

Greetings, Zonk! Wait, where are you that it's morning?
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

@G: do you mean Merrill? I need to see that
  7:43pm zonk ludlow:

That would be Sydney, Australia.
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

I may have known that, I can't remember... Always so glad to have a friend from Australia in the room, truly!
Avatar 7:46pm northguineahills:

That was a damn good version of Caravan!
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! one of my very favorites, and boy oh boy do I have a lot of favorite versions of Caravan
Avatar 7:48pm northguineahills:

I used to think of Umiliani as a library musician.
Avatar 7:48pm Little Danny:

Evenin' Flash and all!
  7:48pm zonk ludlow:

Too kind, brings me happiness being here.
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

this is a really good Sophisticated Lady, also. What an arrangement
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!

@NGH: that, along with soundtracks which are often very similar esp. when it gets into TV, does make up the vast majority of his work. What's interesting is that he handled most of his own releases
Avatar 7:54pm Little Danny:

I have ""Blues for Gassman" on some weird comp somewhere, always reminds me of Jimmy Giuffre
Avatar 7:56pm northguineahills:

I'm trying to remember who besides Cage incorporated a typewriter in compositions early on (pre-1970).
Avatar 7:58pm Little Danny:

@NGH: Henry Jacobs did!
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

There's a really good Mancini typewriter soundtrack in one of the first Columbo episodes
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

Henry Jacobs, yeah! that's a really good one too
Avatar 7:59pm northguineahills:

That's right LD!oh, and Pierre Henry!
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

This whole soundtrack is really amazing, btw. I got one more from it cued up, it's pretty grand
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Raymond Scott too I think!
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Song is so damn catchy
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

this too is a surprisingly excellent LP, considering it's just library sketches for percussion themes
  8:07pm melinda:

Hi explorers! Ready for Umiliani.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

He did another LP for St. Germain des Prés called Effets Speciaux, but my rip is pretty bad-sounding
  8:19pm melinda:

I am in my 4th day without electricity and listening to my evening shows by candlelight, this is a good soundtrack.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

that sounds lovely, but four days is a long time! Why no electricity?
Avatar 8:25pm Little Danny:

Is the rest of Il Ponte Dell'Asia as good as this?
Avatar 8:25pm Little Danny:

I will admit to being completely overwhelmed by Umiliani's catalog
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

if i recall, yes it is!
  8:26pm melinda:

Major winds in New England Sunday night and Monday morning. I guess there were some remnants of an Atlantic storm, but they hadn't predicted the force so it was kind of a surprise. 69 mph, my front yard tree lost 3 huge branches, one of them on top of the power line.
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

me too, LD, hence the 2-parter. I'm more overwhelmed by what I DON'T have and "need" to get than what I do have, however

what a pain, Melinda!
  8:35pm melinda:

Sexadelic, haha
  8:41pm melinda:

Bring on the burbles
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Here they come!
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

the burbles on this record are really top-notch
Avatar 8:50pm northguineahills:

ha, melinda, Synthi Time made think that!
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

I love how he meanders like this
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

pretty much the same synthi stuff gets used in that Caravan: recycling is key
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm JtotheK:

hi explorers and Flash. enjoying the tunes!
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi there J–K!
Avatar 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi There C!
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

how are you two newcomers this evening?
Avatar 9:08pm hyde:

i left and it was all jazzy, came back and it's all synthy
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

story of the 20th century, baby
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

News! News! News! has some really strong stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm JtotheK:

i'm doing well, Flash - thanks for asking! you?
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

got a cold that just won't quit, but on the other hand I'm spinnin copious Umilianis, so I guess it balances out
Avatar 9:15pm coelacanth∅:

things are worse than they could be, better than they were.
sorry to hear about your cold
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

in the middle of all that synthi, News! News! News! has this headlong rush into the jazz streets of the night!
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

@C: I'll live, presumably. hope things keep gettin' better on your end
Avatar 9:23pm Little Danny:

Goddam this is so hip
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

@LD: That Herbana? yeah I wish I'd played more of it, it's extremely chill
Avatar 9:34pm Hams:

funny, just came across some Umiliani this week, the IL CORPO soundtrack; yet to put it on. never listened to him before. glad to hear it here first! a great introduction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm JtotheK:

i think i could relax to more of that herbana LP.
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

Hams! Il Corpo is one of the very best! that was a really good get
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

I'll play some stuff from Il Corpo and a few related albums next week. Might throw in some more Herbana as well
  9:38pm zonk ludlow:

Think I'm gonna have to add Telstar to my xmas playlist this year. Sleigh bells ringing in my ears. As per usual Evan groovy show, cheers for keeping me enthralled for the past couple of hours. Can't wait for more of the maestro next week.
Avatar 9:40pm Hams:

outstanding. ..yeah, i'm usually always tuned in on thursday evenings, just thought i'd speak up tonight. great show!
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

Always great to see you in the comments Hams, but even when I don't I feel your presence

@Zonk: I hear ya on Telstar
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

I think I played that Porta D'Oriente on one of my Bibliotheque Exotique shows, but it's too good not to play again
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

some crazy shit here... this is from a film soundtrack, I'd love to see what images accompany this
Avatar 9:53pm Little Danny:

I promise to keep the music playing: wfmu.org...
All, please join!
Avatar 9:53pm still b/p:

'At's what I like. Just said goodbye to a visitor, sat back down for more of the show and I read, "some crazy shit here..."
Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

Hey B/P!
Avatar 9:56pm still b/p:

Hiya. This one on now ain't crazy, it's for cheerful dancin'.
Avatar 9:59pm hyde:

thanks!
Avatar 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

You missed the crazy, B/P! thank YOU hyde! see you all next week!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

back at ya, C.
Avatar 10:14pm Hams:

indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Stanley:

Belated catch up. Thanks Evan, this show was wonderful and I've clicky-starred it so I can revisit in the future.
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