Armando 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

BPM 3007 Armando Trovaioli - Love Themes album art Various Missing Love (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Love Themes(CD) BMG Production Music BPM 3007 UK 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A 4524 Armando Trovaioli - Mambo Bacàn / Nives album art Sophia Loren / Franco Giordano Och Hans Orkester* Mambo Bacàn (as Armando Trovajoli) Sophia Loren / Franco Giordano Och Hans Orkester* - Mambo Bacàn / Nives(7", Single) Knäppupp A 4524 Sweden 1956 Sell This Version
75 709 Armando Trovaioli - Boccace 70 (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film) album art Various Rock Della Ballera (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Boccace 70 (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film)(7") RCA Victor 75 709 France 1962 Sell This Version
EM-15 Armando Trovaioli - Disco Refrain N. 15 album art Various Shabadabada (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Disco Refrain N. 15(7", EP, Promo, Smplr) RCA Italiana EM-15 Italy 1964 Sell This Version

Compilations

A10V 0040 Armando Trovaioli - 10 Successi Da Film album art Various Prigionieri Del Cielo (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - 10 Successi Da Film(10", Comp) RCA Italiana, RCA A10V 0040 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
LPM 10008 Armando Trovaioli - Cocktail Di Successi - N. 2 album art Various Desiree (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Cocktail Di Successi - N. 2(LP, Comp) RCA Italiana, RCA LPM 10008 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
LC 6 Armando Trovaioli - Orseggiamo Insieme album art Various Catherine Dixie (Dal Film Il Marito E' Mio E L'Ammazzo Quando Mi Pare) (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Orseggiamo Insieme(LP, Comp, Mono, Promo) Campi Gruppo Editoriale Recording, For You (2) LC 6 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
GMS 0003 Armando Trovaioli - Magia E Mistero album art Various Un Sogno Atteso (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Magia E Mistero(LP, Comp) General Music GMS 0003 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
GMS 0001 Armando Trovaioli - Il Sorriso, La Risata, La Torta In Faccia album art Various Topo Di Campagna (as Armando Trovajoli) and 1 more… Various - Il Sorriso, La Risata, La Torta In Faccia(LP, Comp) General Music GMS 0001 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
GMS 0004 Armando Trovaioli - Suspense album art Various Pause Dei Silenzi (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Suspense(LP, Comp) General Music GMS 0004 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
CIA 5008 Armando Trovaioli - La Commedia All'Italiana album art Various Patetico Incontro (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - La Commedia All'Italiana(LP, Comp) Cinevox CIA 5008 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
803 011 Armando Trovaioli - Western - Bandes Originales Des Films album art Various I Lunghi Giorni Della Vendetta (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Western - Bandes Originales Des Films(LP, Comp) General Music 803 011 France 1980 Sell This Version
2MJP 1064 Armando Trovaioli - Italian Jazz Graffiti album art Various Afternoon Blues (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Italian Jazz Graffiti(LP, Comp) Musica Jazz 2MJP 1064 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol. 1 (A Cinematic Easy Listening Experience) album art Various Sessomatto (as Armando Trovajoli) and 1 more… Various - Easy Tempo Vol. 1 (A Cinematic Easy Listening Experience) (Comp) Right Tempo Classics Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol. 3 (Further Cinematic Easy Listening Experience) album art Various Frenesia (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Easy Tempo Vol. 3 (Further Cinematic Easy Listening Experience) (Comp) Easy Tempo Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol. 4 (A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting And Diverse Cinematic Themes) album art Various Masquerade (as Armando Trovajoli) and 2 more… Various - Easy Tempo Vol. 4 (A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting And Diverse Cinematic Themes) (Comp) Easy Tempo Italy 1997 Sell This Version
RT002MCD Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo - Pitti Immagine Uomo (Extra Lounge Special Edition) album art Various Sessomatto (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Easy Tempo - Pitti Immagine Uomo (Extra Lounge Special Edition)(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Easy Tempo, Right Tempo RT002MCD Italy 1997 Sell This Version
ET 912 DLP Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol. 6 (A Cinematic Jazz Experience) album art Various Caccia Al Ladro (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Easy Tempo Vol. 6 (A Cinematic Jazz Experience)(2xLP, Comp) Easy Tempo ET 912 DLP Italy 1998 Sell This Version
ET 911 DLP Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol. 5: A Slammin' Cinematic Experience album art Various Blazing Magnum (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Easy Tempo Vol. 5: A Slammin' Cinematic Experience(2xLP, Comp) Easy Tempo ET 911 DLP Italy 1998 Sell This Version
MET 401/403 CDS Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Experience - A New Cinematic Perspective album art Various Sessomatto (as Armando Trovajoli) and 1 more… Various - Easy Tempo Experience - A New Cinematic Perspective(CD, Comp) Easy Tempo MET 401/403 CDS Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Volume 8 (Cinematica!! - Different Musical Horizons) album art Various Vivere Felici (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Easy Tempo Volume 8 (Cinematica!! - Different Musical Horizons) (Comp) Easy Tempo Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol. 7 (Bikini Beat) album art Various FMB Shake (as Armando Trovajoli) and 3 more… Various - Easy Tempo Vol. 7 (Bikini Beat) (Comp) Easy Tempo Italy 1998 Sell This Version
STN1006DLP Armando Trovaioli - Ambiente Elegante album art Various Surf Service (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Ambiente Elegante(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Studio Uno STN1006DLP Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Red 104-1 Armando Trovaioli - (Italian Girls Like) Ear-Catching Melodies album art Various Theme For A Murderer (as Armando Trovajoli) and 5 more… Various - (Italian Girls Like) Ear-Catching Melodies(LP, Comp) Dagored Red 104-1 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Armando Trovaioli - Easy Tempo Vol.9 (The Ultimate Cinematic Compendium) album art Various Dancing For You (as Armando Trovajoli) Various - Easy Tempo Vol.9 (The Ultimate Cinematic Compendium) (Comp) Easy Tempo Italy 1999 Sell This Version