Riz Ortolani

Riz Ortolani

Real Name:
Riziero Ortolani
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Italian composer, arranger, conductor. Sometimes credited as Roger Higgins (born: 4-9-1931 in Pesaro [Marche] - died 24-1-2014 in Rome)
In the 50's, following the tracks of Stan Kenton, his model for inspiration, thanks to the innovative style and the sophisticated sonority, Ortolani founded his own Jazz band.
In 1962, he wrote, together with Nino Oliviero, his first soundtrack for the film/documentary "Mondo Cane" (A Dog's Life), directed by Gualtiero Jiacopetti, whose theme became a world-wide success through the song "More" and gained the Grammy Award as "Best Instrumental Theme".
Ortolani scored over 200 movies. Among his most important: "O' Cangaceiro" (1970), "Il Sorpasso" (The Easy Life) (1962), "Danza Macabra" (1964), "Africa Addio" (Farewell To Africa) (1966), "Addio Zio Tom" (Goodbye Uncle Tom) (1971), "Sette Orchidee Macchiate di Rosso" (1972), "Io Ho Paura" (1977) and "Cannibal Holocaust" (1980).
Musics of Riz Ortolani have been recently used for the "Kill Bill" films Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, respectively in 2003 and 2004.
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Riz Ortolani Discography

Albums

Riz Ortolani And Nino Oliviero Riz Ortolani And Nino Oliviero - Mondo Cane (Album) United Artists Records Germany 1962 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Women Of The World (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Music) (Album) Decca Germany 1962 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani - Katyna Ranieri Riz Ortolani - Katyna Ranieri - Flying Clipper - Traumreise Unter Weissen Segeln (Album) Decca Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani The 7th Dawn United Artists Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani The Yellow Rolls-Royce (Original Soundtrack) (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Ecco (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani The Glory Guys (Album) United Artists Records US 1965 Sell This Version
The Grand Film Orchestra & Chorus Conducted By Riz Ortolani, Katyna Ranieri The Grand Film Orchestra & Chorus Conducted By Riz Ortolani, Katyna Ranieri - Mediterranean Holiday London Records Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Maya (Music From The Original Sound Track) (Album) MGM Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Africa Addio (Album) Ariete Italy 1966 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani The Spy With A Cold Nose Columbia US 1966 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Woman Times Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Capitol Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani La Cintura Di Castita' CAM Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Al Caiola And Riz Ortolani Al Caiola And Riz Ortolani - Sound Of Christmas (Album) United Artists Records Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani The Biggest Bundle Of Them All (Album) MGM Records US 1968 Sell This Version
LSP-4080 Riz Ortolani Music From The Film Score The Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom(LP) RCA Victor LSP-4080 US 1968 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Una Sull'Altra (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Beat Records Company Italy 1969 Sell This Version
SAG 9015 Riz Ortolani Quel Negozio Di Piazza Navona(LP, Album) CAM SAG 9015 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
MAG 10024 Riz Ortolani Andrea Doria 74(LP) Cam MAG 10024 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Day Of Anger (Original Soundtrack) (Album) RCA Victor US 1970 Sell This Version
QUS 5001 ST Riz Ortolani Madron (Music From The Original Sound Track Of The Four Star Motion Picture)(LP, Album) Quad Records QUS 5001 ST US 1970 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Addio Zio Tom (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Riz Ortolani Confessione Di Un Commissario Di Polizia Al Procuratore Della Repubblica (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA Original Cast Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SP 8037 Riz Ortolani Nella Stretta Morsa Del Ragno (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)(LP) RCA SP 8037 Italy 1971 Sell This Version