Italian composer and musician Marino Marini, influenced by American jazz, especially Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton and Charlie Ventura, as well as Neapolitan song, and made his first recordings on the Durium label in 1955. His compositions, like Guaglione were immensely popular the world over (Prez Prado covered it too and the song was used in The Talented Mr Ripley In 1999). His early recordings also included Domenico Modugno’s Volare, Come Prima and Ciao Ciao Bambina, and Rocco Granata’s Marina.
This collection features some of his biggest hits like Volare, Come Prima, La Piu Bella Del Mondo and many more. This is a journey back to ‘Bella Italia’, the Italy of the films of Dino Risi and Vittoria Gassman.