ROME, ITALY - 29 OCTOBER 2020: Gianni Oddi (74) - saxophonist, arranger and composer - 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. Gianni Oddi was the saxophonist for Morricone since the
second half of the '70s. In recent years he has also played as soloist in Morricone's tournée around the world.
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 Segreto, starting from the original master tapes recovered inside the historical CAM Sugar archive. On this occasion, we will also meet Marco and Andrea Morricone, the sons of the Mestro. These musician areare the last witnesses of a unique golden age during which the Maestro expressed himself at the peak of his creativity and talent. Gathere together for this occasion, they revealed the secrets of