ROME, ITALY - 29 OCTOBER 2020: Edda Dell'Orso (born Edda Sabatini, 85, vocalist) poses for a portrait at the Forum Music Village (formerly called Ortophonic), the renowned recording studio founded by Ennio Morricone himself in 1970, here in Rome on October 29th 2020.
The one with Edda Dell'Orso was certainly the
most iconic and long-lasting artistic collaboration
in Morricone's career, second only to the one with
the beloved Alessandro Alessandroni (whistle, choir and guitar). Her angelic voice first stood out amongst the rows of “I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni”, then it became a soloist with C'era
una volta il West (1968). From that moment on, Edda appears in almost every single soundtrack of the Maestro, and her voice becomes an instrument amongst the ones of the orchestra, endowed with an extraordinary expressive power.
Ennio Morricone has been, without a doubt, themost important Italian artist of the last 60 years and possibly the most well-known film music composer of the 20th century. Behind the mainstream Morricone, hugely celebrated by critics and acclaimed by his audience, there is a hidden Morricone, a Morricone Segreto: an eccentric, underground genius who used his refined education to implant cultured materials in a daily, popular context.
“Morricone Segreto” is a compilation explores what perhaps is the richest creative period of the Maestro, between the end of the 60s and the early 80s.
The Morricone Segreto reunion is a special meeting with some of the key collaborators of the Maestro: the musician who originally played on the songs of the Morricone Segreto compilation.
The sit-down took place in the rooms of the Forum Music Village (formerly called Ortophonic), the renowned recording studio founded by Morricone himself in 1970. Here, Morricone’s “Dream Team” was interviewed: his jazz player, guitarist, drummer, saxophonist and electric organist - as they were invited to a group listening session of the music of the Morricone Se