Stefano Di Battista – Morricone Stories (2021) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Stefano Di Battista – Morricone Stories (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 49:29 minutes | 671 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © WM Germany

The new album by saxophonist Stefano Di Battista is an authentic tribute to Ennio Morricone’s film music.Di Battista plays with the master’s themes as if they were magical matter, substance of that special and mysterious area of music that almost inexplicably fills our soul. The choice in some cases falls on marginal themes, or rather less famous or forgotten films, such as Veruschka or what you did to Solange, to dig better into a repertoire still to be discovered (Morricone has worked on the music of more than five hundred films). Then of course there is the enjoyment of pure and listen to the themes that we know very well that they become perfect jazz standards, such as Metti una sera a cena, swinging and ironic, or The good the bad and the ugly, who reveals himself as a duel of improvisations, with the sax, who takes the part of that brief hint of notes that at the beginning he was inspired by the verse of the coyote, before splitting up in the emotion of the purest of the Theme of Deborah There was a time in America, which is one of the most beautiful inventions of Morricone. Not to mention the delicate reinterpretation of the mission, with an elegant passage from the original oboe to the soprano sax, until the surprise of an unpublished, a piece entitled Flora, which the Maestro gave to Di Battista.


1. Stefano Di Battista – Cosa avete fatto a Solange (From “What Have You Done to Solange?”)
2. Stefano Di Battista – Peur sur la ville (From “Fear over the City”)
3. Stefano Di Battista – La cosa buffa
4. Stefano Di Battista – Verushka
5. Stefano Di Battista – Deborah’s Theme (From “Once Upon a Time in America”)
6. Stefano Di Battista – Metti, una sera a cena
7. Stefano Di Battista – Apertura della caccia (From “1900”)
8. Stefano Di Battista – Il grande silenzio (From “The Great Silence”)
9. Stefano Di Battista – Flora
10. Stefano Di Battista – La donna della domenica (From “Sunday Woman”)
11. Stefano Di Battista – Gabriel’s Oboe (From “The Mission”)
12. Stefano Di Battista – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly