Fantastic interpretations of obscure Morricone pieces.
Skip Young | Columbus, OH United States | 11/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whether you're an Ennio Morricone fan or not, this is just plain excellent music. The pianist, Enrico Pieranunzi, who played on many of the original Morricone recordings, is the arranger and band leader on this album. The pieces he chooses to cover are surprising--not always the main themes from the selected films; occasionally they're obscure tracks on already obscure Morricone albums. The result, though, is a beautiful collection of tunes that is very listenable.
Joey Baron is one of the best jazz drummers working today. Marc Johnson also has a reputation as a world-class jazz basist, composer and band leader. Morricone himself writes an endorsement of these recordings in the booklet, and he is pictured with the band."