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« on: October 24, 2006, 05:16:59 AM »

I am dissapointed that Allessandro Alessanrdroni and his
I Cantori Moderni have not had the recognition for all the work they have have done in contributing to the success of Ennio Morricone.The unique sound is the major success of the Morricone soundtracks.This is also true of Edda.No matter how many times you here the Good,Bad,Ugly played by an orchestra,nothing comes close to the Allessandro Alessandroni version.I think he should share equal status to Morricone. 

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 08:29:29 PM »

I am of a similar mind. My favorite Morricone soundtracks feature both Alessandro and Edda. Those without them are much less interesting.

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 08:57:14 AM »

Edda, and the musos that did the guitar, whistling and flute parts contribute most of the atmosphere. the orchestra on the soundtracks was small and probably session players rather than symphony players. the budget was low, so the ensemble was small and this contributes a lot more personality.
a lot of these guys are dead or too old to play now.
big orchestras can sound remote, and i'm glad they didn't have the budget.
i remain unimpressed with morricone's concert performances.


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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 04:22:59 PM »


a lot of these guys are dead or too old to play now.

Alessandroni came to the Leone Exhibit at Gene Autry museum with Frayling last summer. He was old but in good shape. With his guitar and magical whistle, he played all Leone western themes. It was wonderful.


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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 04:23:38 PM »

Let's not forget Allessandro Alessanrdroni's fantastic whistling in other spaghetti films.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 09:26:01 PM »

this surely is not the guy i saw featured in the 1995 EM doco. he was much younger and actually played examples from the score of GBU.
still, the bloke pictured certainly deserves props for his wonderful contribution to SL films.

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2006, 09:19:24 AM »

Rooting around in the Morricone section of the Shinjuku Tower Records today I found this recently released compilation:
http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/catalog/soundtrackdetail.php?movieid=77734

Many of the tunes were composed by Alessandroni, or are joint De Gemini/Alessandroni compositions.

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2006, 11:21:37 AM »

Rooting around in the Morricone section of the Shinjuku Tower Records today I found this recently released compilation:
http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/catalog/soundtrackdetail.php?movieid=77734

Many of the tunes were composed by Alessandroni, or are joint De Gemini/Alessandroni compositions.

I saw Gemini's harmonica used for OUTIW at the Leone Exhibit last year. The note said that Gemini taught Bronson how to play harmnica.

Try not to buy all Leone-Morricone related stuff at Towers in Tokyo. I have to get some next year. 

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