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

IN LP 70001 Riz Ortolani And Nino Oliviero Riz Ortolani And Nino Oliviero - Mondo Cane (Album) United Artists Records IN LP 70001 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
INLP 70002 Riz Ortolani Women Of The World (Original Motion Picture Sound Track Music) (Album) Decca INLP 70002 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
KL 176 Riz Ortolani - Katyna Ranieri Riz Ortolani - Katyna Ranieri - Flying Clipper - Traumreise Unter Weissen Segeln (Album) Decca KL 176 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
UAL 4115 Riz Ortolani The 7th Dawn United Artists Records UAL 4115 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLK 16 239-P Riz Ortolani - Katyna Ranieri Riz Ortolani - Katyna Ranieri - Flying Clipper - Traumreise Unter Weissen Segeln(LP, Album, Mono) Decca BLK 16 239-P Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
MGM-C-997 Riz Ortolani The Yellow Rolls-Royce (Original Soundtrack) (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records MGM-C-997 UK 1965 Sell This Version
W 1600 Riz Ortolani Ecco (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Warner Bros. Records W 1600 US 1965 Sell This Version
UAS 5126 Riz Ortolani The Glory Guys (Album) United Artists Records UAS 5126 US 1965 Sell This Version
SLH 25 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 SLH 25 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
E-4376 Riz Ortolani Maya (Music From The Original Sound Track) (Album) MGM Records E-4376 US 1966 Sell This Version
ARLP 2001 Riz Ortolani Africa Addio (Album) Ariete ARLP 2001 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
OL 6670 Riz Ortolani The Spy With A Cold Nose Columbia OL 6670 US 1966 Sell This Version
ST 2800 Riz Ortolani Woman Times Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Capitol Records ST 2800 US 1967 Sell This Version
MAG 10.006 Riz Ortolani La Cintura Di Castita' CAM MAG 10.006 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
UAS 9030 Al Caiola And Riz Ortolani Al Caiola And Riz Ortolani - Sound Of Christmas (Album) United Artists Records UAS 9030 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
SE 4446 ST Riz Ortolani The Biggest Bundle Of Them All (Album) MGM Records SE 4446 ST 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
10113 Riz Ortolani Africa Addio(LP, Promo) United Artists Records 10113 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
UAL 5192 Riz Ortolani Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records UAL 5192 US 1969 Sell This Version
LP 004 Riz Ortolani Una Sull'Altra (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Beat Records Company LP 004 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
LSO-1165 Riz Ortolani Day Of Anger (Original Soundtrack) (Album) RCA Victor LSO-1165 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
OLS 8 Riz Ortolani Addio Zio Tom (Album) RCA Italiana OLS 8 Italy 1971 Sell This Version