Compilation: Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! (2015) Penny Records featuring composition by Sandro Brugnolini, Massimo Catalano, Franco Tamponi, and Stefano Torossi

Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! has just been released as a limited edition LP-CD bundle and digital download by Penny Records, the digital imprint of Italy’s legendary Flippermusic family of record labels. The album showcases music from library and soundtrack luminaries that includes Alessandro Alessandroni, Massimo Di Cicco, Paolo Ferrara, Gerardo Iacoucci, Nino Rapicavoli, Stelio Subell, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck, among others.

Criminale, Vol. 4 - Violenza! (2015) Goodfellas_

Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! (2015) Penny Records

The eighteen 1960s and 1970s-era tracks compiled by David Nerattini come from the vaults of Flipper, like the three earlier installments in the series Criminale, Vol. 1 – Paura (2013), Criminale, Vol. 2 – Ossessione (2013), and Criminale, Vol. 3 – Colpo Gobbo. Violenza! and Colpo Gobbo are available 26 May in most markets–a digital download is already available at iTunes, Amazon, and most other major online music sellers.

Criminale, Vol. 3 - Colpo Gobbo (2015) Penny Records

Criminale, Vol. 3 – Colpo Gobbo (2015) Penny Records

Among standout cuts on Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! is “Fuorilegge,” a composition by Sandro Brugnolini, Massimo Catalano, Franco Tamponi, and Stefano Torossi that first appeared on Tamponi’s Un volto una storia LP released on Flowerin in 1972–and reissued as a digital download in 2011 by Pinball Music. Featuring a full orchestra, the large scale production was arranged by Tamponi, who also conducted the piece in the studio.

Franco Tamponi - Un volto una storia (1972) Flower

Franco Tamponi – Un volto una storia (1972) Flower

Sandro Brugnolini, Massimo Catalano, Franco Tamponi, and Stefano Torossi’s “Fuorilegge” is on YouTube

Composers Daniela Casa, Stelvio Cipriani, and Piero Montanari each have a pair of compositions on Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! The Montanari tracks, “Lupin” and “Saigon Night,” are also on 1970s Pop Maniacs (1999), a Primrose Music album by Sandro Brugnolini, Franco Tamponi, and Stefano Torossi that contains a dozen Montanari originals plus four remixes.

1970s Pop Maniacs (1999) Primrose Music

1970s Pop Maniacs (1999) Primrose Music

Remigio Ducros has three selections on Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza!, including “Baterasso,” “Lunedi ore 7.45,” with Massimo Catalano, and “Canottaggio.” This last track was also on Le Sport, Vol. 1, an LP released in 1971 on the Union label.

Remigio Ducros - Le Sport, Vol. 1 (1971) Union

Remigio Ducros – Le Sport, Vol. 1 (1971) Union

Remigio Ducros’ “Canottaggio” is online:

More 2015 Releases Featuring Music by Stefano Torossi

Golden Fingers: The Best Solos Collection Ever (2015) Decibel Music

Golden Fingers: The Best Solos Collection Ever (2015) Decibel Music

In addition to today’s LP-CD compilation on Penny Records, Stefano Torossi has music on digital albums on at least six other labels in the first five months of 2015, including a track with Maurizio Furlani on Golden Fingers: The Best Solos Collection Ever on Decibel Music and another with Federico Ferrandina on Spanish Memories: The Best Of Flamenco & Mediterranean Guitar Compositions on GB Music.

Spanish Memories: The Best Of Flamenco & Mediterranean Guitar Compositions (2015) GB Music

Spanish Memories: The Best Of Flamenco & Mediterranean Guitar Compositions (2015) GB Music

Five Torossi compositions are found on a pair of compilations by Relaxing Music, Just the Best Music, Vol. 6: Sweet Lullabies for Your Pregnancy and Best Music For Shiatsu, Vol. 1 – Deep Relaxation, the latter released in May. See the Relaxing Music section under Labels at the top of the window for specific track and album information.

Piero Montanari’s “Orbit,” produced by Stefano Torossi, is on YouTube:

“Orbit” first appeared on Piero Montanari’s mid-1990s album Ulysses: A Traveller Through Time and Space, produced by Stefano Torossi. Stay tuned for an upcoming feature on the Primrose Music album. An interview with Montanari that includes a selection of music and videos is HERE.

Music for Cooking: Delicious Recipes To Surprise, Vol. 5 - Chinese Cuisine (2015) Lounge Music Cocktail

Music for Cooking: Delicious Recipes To Surprise, Vol. 5 – Chinese Cuisine (2015) Lounge Music Cocktail

Stefano Torossi has a dozen tracks on six digital albums by Lounge Music Cocktail, including a trio released in May, all part of their Music for Cooking series of compilations. Specific track information and album titles are located under the Lounge Music Cocktail page under Labels above. In addition, ExtraBall Records has licensed Torossi compositions on more than twenty albums released online including Get Focused: Guitar Melodies To Improve Concentration, a May compilation featuring “Sweet Tropics,” with Federico Ferrandina.

Get Focused: Guitar Melodies To Improve Concentration (2015) ExtraBall Records

Get Focused: Guitar Melodies To Improve Concentration (2015) ExtraBall Records

Besides compilations, Stefano Torossi has also released a full length album in 2015, Planet Woman: Documentary – Drama – Lifestyle on Deneb Records. The nineteen tracks feature Torossi with a cast of familiar musical partners including Federico Arezzini, Pierluigi Campili, Francesco Demegni, Fabrizio Fornaci, Alessandro Forti, Claudio Gizzi, David Nerattini, Luca Proietti, Letizia Romeo, Marco Vannozzi, and Alessandro Varzi. This 2015 digital album was originally issued by Costanza Records in 1998 in CD, part of their Musica per commenti sonori series.

Planet Woman (2015) Deneb Records (DNB 808)

Stefano Torossi et al. – Planet Woman: Documentary – Drama – Lifestyle (2015) Deneb Records

And one last cut from Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! by saxophonist-composer Enzo Scoppa, who along with Sandro Brugnolini, was one of the founding members of the Modern Jazz Gang in 1958.

Enzio Scoppa’s “Raggio Zero” from Mirage (2014) on Pinball Music is online:

“Leopoldville,” a composition by Sandro Brugnolini from the Modern Jazz Gang’s Il Jazz in Italia (1959), an out of print EP on RCA, is one of a handful of the band’s tracks to recently be uploaded to the Internet.

Modern Jazz Gang picture from Miles Before and After (1960) CD booklet

Modern Jazz Gang picture from Miles Before and After (1960) CD booklet with Sandro Brugnolini, Metal Carlo, Alberto Collatina, and Enzo Scoppa

Featuring Sergio Biseo on bass, Sandro Brugnolini on alto saxophone, Leo Cancellieri on piano, Alberto Collatina on trombone, Carlo Metallo on baritone saxophone, Roberto Petrin on drums, Francesco “Cicci” Santucci on trumpet, and Enzo Scoppa on tenor saxophone, the piece, which was also arranged by Brugnolini, is on YouTube:

“Leopoldville” is also available on The Milestrane 1959-1964 Vol. 1 (2014), an Il Giaguaro Records release available in CD and as a digital download at major online music retailers including iTunes USA.

Modern Jazz Gang - The Milestrane 1959-1964 Vol. 1

Modern Jazz Gang – The Milestrane 1959-1964 Vol. 1 (2014 Reissue) Il Giaguaro Records

A closer look at Sandro Brugnolini and the Modern Jazz Gang, including several tracks, is found in an interview HERE.

Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza! Compiler David Nerattini with La Batteria

Besides selecting the tracks on Criminale, Vol. 4 – Violenza!, Flippermusic’s David Nerratini is involved in several music-related projects including as a drummer and co-composer on La Batteria’s eponymous debut album.

La Batteria (2015) Penny Records

La Batteria (2015) Penny Records

An online video LP for La Batteria, written and performed by guitarist Emanuele Bultrini, drummer Nerattini, bassist Paolo Pecorelli, and organ-keyboard player Stefano Vicarelli, is on YouTube:

Information on upcoming live performances is available on the band’s Italian facebook page.

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