Armando Trovaioli

Armando Trovaioli

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Armando Trovajoli
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Born September 2, 1917, Rome (Italy)
Died February 27, 2013, Rome (Italy)
Trovaioli wrote more than 200 movie scores for the Italian cinema.
When he was a kid he learned to play violin, showing a remarkable musical talent. Subsequently he graduated in piano and composing at S. Cecilia academy of music of Rome. In 1937 he was engaged in the orchestra of Rocco Grasso, who will have wanted as piano player in his band during next year. In 1939 he played with Sesto Carlini's orchestra, one of the most renowned Italian jazz bands of that time. After the war he's got back to alternate between jazz playing and light music playing and, at the same time, he has improved his music studies graduating at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome (1948). In 1949 he was picked out to represent Italy at Festival du Jazz de Paris, where he played with Gorni Kramer at double bass and Gilberto Cuppini at drums. On the year after he started a long set of recordings (published with the title "Musica per i vostri sogni"). With same title, and another time with the title Eclipse, he carried out, in collaboration with Piero Morgan (Piero Piccioni), a series of radio shows, one of the first Italian experiments to present jazz piano performances with a string orchestra. At the same time Trovajoli has made his debut, with Vatro pen name, as songs author (È l'alba, Dimmi un po' Sinatra, ecc.). In 1952, invited by Alberto Lattuada writing music for "Anna"'s soundtrack, he accomplished his first worldwide best seller "El Negro Zumbon". On the same year Trovajoli performed as a concert artist playing Gershwin musics under direction of A. Rodzinsky at San Carlo theatre in Naples and of Willy Ferrero at Basilica di Massenzio in Rome. In 1953, in addition to write music for the movie "Due notti con Cleopatra", he attended as orchestra director at Festival della canzone di Sanremo (he was present in 1957, too), where with his famous "Eclipse Orchestra", he joined Cinici Angelini, in the first edition when there was scheduled a double performance of songs. He gained another international success with the song "Che m'è mparato a ffà" brought out and recorded by Sophia Loren (1958). In 1962 Trovajoli, who had previously collaborated for some variety shows, composed for the musical comedy «Rugantino» by Garinei & Giovannini, written together with Pasquale Festa Campanile and Massimo Franciosa, catching experts' eye for the research made about Roman popular themes of the nineteenth century, ably echoed back in his compositions. He has gained the same results with "Ciao Rudy" and "Aggiungi un posto a tavola" always by Garinei & Giovannini. The most striking and catchy song from "Rugantino", "Roma, nun fa' la stupida stasera", became his third worldwide best seller. To remember in his soundtracks repertoire is the collaboration with directors as Vittorio De Sica, Marco Vicario, Dino Risi, Luigi Magni and Ettore Scola, whose he has created music in practice for all his filmography. In 2007 he carried off the "Premio Speciale David di Donatello" for his career.
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Armando Trovaioli Discography

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A12P 0015 Armando Trovajoli* Una Notte A Venezia(LP, Album) RCA Italiana A12P 0015 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
LPM 10049 Trovajoli* Trovajoli Jazz Piano (Album) RCA Italiana LPM 10049 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
LPM-1755 Armando Trovajoli* One Night In Naples(LP, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-1755 US 1958 Sell This Version
LPM 10064 Armando Trovaioli Softly (Album) RCA Italiana LPM 10064 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
PML 10308 Nino Rota & Armando Trovajoli* Nino Rota & Armando Trovajoli* - Boccaccio '70 (Original Soundtrack) (Album) RCA Victor International PML 10308 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
HS1528 Armando Trovaioli Rugantino (Album) CAM HS1528 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
W 1552 Armando Trovajoli* Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Original Sound Track) (Album) Warner Bros. Records W 1552 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
CDR. 33-1 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) Cam CDR. 33-1 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
APML 10411 Trovaioli*, Marcello Mastroianni Trovaioli*, Marcello Mastroianni - Ciao, Rudy (Canzoni Della Commedia Musicale) (Album) RCA APML 10411 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
S 11 Armando Trovaioli Operazione San Gennaro (Album) RCA Italiana S 11 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
AMG 4 Armando Trovajoli* Il Grande Colpo Dei 7 Uomini D'Oro (Album) CAM AMG 4 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
KLVP 161 Armando Trovajoli* Ciao, Rudy (Album) Vik KLVP 161 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
KOLS 1005 Armando Trovajoli* Riusciranno I Nostri Eroi A Ritrovare L'Amico Misteriosamente Scomparso In Africa? (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA Original Cast KOLS 1005 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
LPJ 5095 Armando Trovaioli 7 Volte 7 (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Jolly Hi-Fi Records LPJ 5095 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
KOLS 1006 Armando Trovaioli Come, Quando, Perchè? (Album) RCA Original Cast KOLS 1006 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
KOLS 1008 Armando Trovajoli* Il Commissario Pepe (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA, RCA Original Cast KOLS 1008 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
PSL 10457 Armando Trovaioli Dramma Della Gelosia (Tutti I Particolari In Cronaca) Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film (Album) RCA PSL 10457 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
KIS 234 Armando Trovaioli Un'ora con George Gershwin(LP, Promo) RCA Italiana KIS 234 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
SAG 9037 Armando Trovaioli Permette? Rocco Papaleo (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM SAG 9037 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
OLS 7 Armando Trovaioli Homo Eroticus (Dal Film Omonimo)(LP, Album) RCA Original Cast OLS 7 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
GME 5011 Armando Trovajoli* Passione D' Amore (MiniAlbum, Maxi) General Music GME 5011 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Zslge 55069 Armando Trovaioli Conversazioni(LP) General Music Zslge 55069 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
CML 009 Ennio Morricone, Stefano Torossi, Armando Trovaioli, Nino Rota Ennio Morricone, Stefano Torossi, Armando Trovaioli, Nino Rota - Grottesco - Comico - Ironico(LP) CAM CML 009 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
33 LPA 008 Monica Vitti, Armando Trovajoli* Monica Vitti, Armando Trovajoli* - Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film "Noi Donne Siamo Fatte Cosi" (Album) Music Parade Cetra 33 LPA 008 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SAG 9052 Armando Trovajoli* Paolo Il Caldo (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) CAM SAG 9052 Italy 1973 Sell This Version