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L'AMICA (1969) is an intriguing Alberto Lattuada film starring Lisa Gastoni Gabriele Ferzetti, Elsa Martinelli, Ray Lovelock, Jean Sorel and Frank Wolff.
This stunning soundtrack highlights the excellent piano technique and the jazz stylings of Bacalov mixed with exotic and erotic atmospheres characterized by extraordinary orchestration, harp, congas and the typical persuasive vocalism of those years (all by the great Nora Orlandi). It’s followed by "Rio, Zona Sul", refined samba-jazz on a massive percussive tapestry. "'Round Nassau” offers an elegant and dreamy atmosphere in Les Baxter’s style adding flute and female wordless vocals. "Swingin' easy in Tanganyika" is another extraordinary jazzy piece, primarily piano and drums with flourishes of resplendent fute. The side is closed by a previously unpublished version of the theme that was not included on the original Fonit Cetra LP.
The B-side rearranges the themes in a more melancholy and symphonic style without renouncing jazz as in the gem “Episodio in 3/4". The ballad "The Bitter Truth" is sung by Fiorenza Mormile in English.
L'Amica (Titoli) - Rio, Zona Sul - 'Round Nassau - Swingin' Easy In Tanganika - Bonus Track: L’Amica (Ripresa)
Si Finisce Così - Autunno A Milano, Ore 6 - Elsinore - The Bitter Truth (Vocal) - Episodio In 3/4 - Taxi Cab 67 - Bonus Track: The Bitter Truth (Strumentale)