A. Trovajoli

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Armando Trovajoli
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Armando Trovajoli (born September 2, 1917, Rome, Italy - died February 27, 2013, Rome, Italy) was an Italian film composer and pianist with over 300 credits as composer and/or conductor. He was married to the italian actress and singer Pier Angeli.

As a child he learned to play the violin, showing a remarkable musical talent. In 1937, he became a member of orchestra Rocco Grasso and in 1939, he played with Sesto Carlini's orchestra, one of the most renowned Italian jazz bands of that time.

After the Second World War, he resumed his musical career, alternating between playing jazz and light music. In 1948, he gained further academic qualifications, graduating in piano and composing from Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. In 1949, he was chosen to represent Italy at Festival du Jazz de Paris, where he played with double bassist, Gorni Kramer and drummer, Gil Cuppini. In the following year he began a long series of recordings titled "Musica per i vostri sogni". In collaboration with Piero Morgan (also known as Piero Piccioni), he made a series of radio shows, one of the first Italian experiments to present jazz piano performances with a string orchestra. About the same time he began to have success as a popular songwriter, using the pseudonym Roman Vatro. In 1952, he was invited by the film director Alberto Lattuada to write the music for his upcoming movie Anna. One of the songs "El Negro Zumbon" became a worldwide best seller. In the same year, Trovajoli performed as a concert pianist playing Gershwin music under the direction of Artur Rodzinski at San Carlo theatre in Naples and Willy Ferrero at Basilica di Massenzio in Rome. In 1953, in addition to writing the music for the film "Due notti con Cleopatra", he served as the orchestra director at Festival della canzone di Sanremo, repeating this role in 1957. He gained more international success with the song "Che m'è mparato a ffà", recorded by Sophia Loren in 1958.

In 1962, Trovajoli, who had previously worked on some variety shows, composed the score for the musical comedy "Rugantino".

Travajoli wrote the soundtracks for many movies, working with film directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Marco Vicario, Dino Risi, Luigi Magni and Ettore Scola.

In 2007, he was awarded the "Premio Speciale David di Donatello" in recognition of his achievements.
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Albums

LPM - 10026 Armando Trovaioli - Songs By Night album art Trovajoli* Songs By Night(LP) RCA Italiana LPM - 10026 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
ZSLGE 55069 Armando Trovaioli - Conversazioni album art Armando Trovaioli Conversazioni(LP) General Music ZSLGE 55069 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Seamist album art Armando Trovajoli* Seamist (Album) General Music Italy 1978 Sell This Version
CNLP 002 Armando Trovaioli - Il Profeta album art Armando Trovajoli* Il Profeta(LP, Album, Ltd) Cinedelic Records CNLP 002 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
GDM 4201 Armando Trovaioli - Boccaccio '70 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Nino Rota / Armando Trovajoli* / Piero Umiliani Nino Rota / Armando Trovajoli* / Piero Umiliani - Boccaccio '70 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) GDM, Legend (4) GDM 4201 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
C02002LP Armando Trovaioli - Ieri Oggi Domani  (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) album art Armando Trovajoli* Ieri Oggi Domani (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Contempo Records C02002LP Italy 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRC 5036 Armando Trovaioli - Quando Ero Un Bebè / I Love You (Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film Don Giovanni In Sicilia) album art Armando Trovajoli* Quando Ero Un Bebè / I Love You (Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film Don Giovanni In Sicilia)(7") Parade PRC 5036 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
AMP 39 Armando Trovaioli - Amare Per Vivere (Colonna Sonora Originale) / Col Cuore In Gola (Colonna Sonora Originale) album art Romuald (5) / A. Trovajoli* Romuald (5) / A. Trovajoli* - Amare Per Vivere (Colonna Sonora Originale) / Col Cuore In Gola (Colonna Sonora Originale)(7") CAM AMP 39 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
J 20448x45 Armando Trovaioli - La Famiglia Benvenuti (Colonna Sonora Originale Della Trasmissione Televisiva) album art Armando Trovajoli* La Famiglia Benvenuti (Colonna Sonora Originale Della Trasmissione Televisiva)(7", Single) Jolly Hi-Fi Records J 20448x45 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
FM-2075 Armando Trovaioli - 黄金の七人 / 黄金の七人・レインボー作戦 album art A. Trovajoli* 黄金の七人 / 黄金の七人・レインボー作戦(7", Single) Seven Seas FM-2075 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
GM 30004 Armando Trovaioli - 'N Sai Che Pacchia! album art Enrico Montesano - Armando Trovajoli* Enrico Montesano - Armando Trovajoli* - 'N Sai Che Pacchia!(7") General Music GM 30004 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
CANG 84 Armando Trovaioli - Un Due Tre / Cangurino Cipollino album art V. Buffoli*, A. Trovajoli* V. Buffoli*, A. Trovajoli* - Un Due Tre / Cangurino Cipollino(7", Single) Il Canguro Edizioni Musicali CANG 84 Italy 1984 Sell This Version

Compilations

3996610 Armando Trovaioli - Dottor Jekyll E Gentile Signora / Mystere (Original Soundtracks) album art Armando Trovajoli* Dottor Jekyll E Gentile Signora / Mystere (Original Soundtracks)(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Saimel Bandas Sonoras 3996610 Spain 2005 Sell This Version
KICP-3201/3 Armando Trovaioli - 7 Uomini D'Oro / Seven Golden Men Golden Box album art Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro / Seven Golden Men Golden Box(3xCD, Comp, Ltd + Box) King Records, Seven Seas, CAM KICP-3201/3 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CD CLUB 7040 Armando Trovaioli - Le Bambole / I Complessi (Colonne Sonore Originali Dei Film - Edizione Speciale) album art Armando Trovajoli* Le Bambole / I Complessi (Colonne Sonore Originali Dei Film - Edizione Speciale)(CD, Album, Comp, RM) GDM CD CLUB 7040 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
DDJ040 Armando Trovaioli - Dottor Jekyll E Gentile Signora / Basta Che Non Si Sappia In Giro! album art Armando Trovajoli* Dottor Jekyll E Gentile Signora / Basta Che Non Si Sappia In Giro!(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Beat Records Company DDJ040 Italy 2015 Sell This Version