Alessandro Alessandroni – “Sangue di Sbirro”

Perhaps not everyone knows that Alessandro Alessandroni, the Master of Italian library music, had also composed several original soundtracks from late ’60s to early ‘80s, especially for many “genre” movies such as poliziotteschi, sexy comedies, spaghetti western, horror and thriller.
Among them, “Sangue di Sbirro” (“Bloody Avenger“), is certainly one of the most prestigious works made for Italian cinema in the 70s: an Italian noir set in Philadelphia, where the jazz-funk libraries background of the Maestro meets deep soul & black music. An obstinate rhythm which opens to jazz, funk and disco, with moments of pure easy listening (“Tema di Susie” is one of the best Alessandroni film themes).
Sounds and arrangements typical of blaxploitation (including an original reinterpretation of Shaft’s theme) but with a proudly Italian touch.
As always, many excellent soloists were involved in the recording session, including a young Enrico Pieranunzi on Fender Rhodes, Dino Piana on trombone and Silvano Chimenti on the electric guitar.
A five stars soundtrack for the first time ever on your turntable.

Vinyl version released by Four Flies Records on October 31, 2016.
Digital distribution by Kutmusic, 2017.

music composed and arranged by Alessandro Alessandroni

piano: Enrico Pieranunzi
guitar: Silvano Chimenti
trombone: Dino Piana

recorded on November, 15th, 1976 at Ortophonic Studio (Rome) by Sergio Marcotulli

restored from the original master tapes by Riccardo Ricci at Ultrasonic Studio | Pescara
remastered by Fabrizio De Carolis at Reference Mastering Studios | Rome

edited by Andrea Fabrizii and Pierpaolo De Sanctis

produced by Four Flies Records

© Copyright 2017 Alessandro Alessandroni / Four Flies Records

Released: May 2017 (digital version)
Artist: Alessandro Alessandroni
Title: Sangue di Sbirro
Catalogue number: FLIES 15
UPC: 0885007616535
Label: Four Flies Records (digital version distributed by Kutmusic)

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