A1 Open Space
A2 Green Valley
A3 Caretera Panamericana
A4 Goodmorning Sun
A5 To-Day’s Sound
A6 Free Dimension
B1 Truck Driver
B2 Blue Lagoon
B3 Wanderer
B4 Lady Magnolia
B5 Pretty
C1 Railroad
C2 Country Town
C3 Bus Stop
C4 Cotton Road
C5 Nocturne
D1 Exploration
D2 Tropical River
D3 Coast To Coast
D4 Safari Club
D5 Music On The Road

Originally released as a double album and conceived as a collection of episodes destined to various tv sonorizations, “To-day’s sound” has quickly become one of the most popular works by Piero Umiliani and it
certainly is one of the best ones composed in his career. Umiliani, here on the job with Moog, Hammond and keyboards, is accompanied by a good group of excellent and talented jazz players, like Franco
D’Andrea and Giovanni Tommaso (both in the Perigeo group), trumpet player Oscar Valdambrini, guitar player Silvano Chimenti from I Grès group, percussionist Ciro Cicco and many others.
With the original intent to offer radically different styles and atmospheres, in order to promote the use of the tracks in movies and tv series – in fact, the the psycho-funk “Open space” was used for
the opening credits of the movie “Baba Yaga” – “To-day’s sound” is the perfect example of Umiliani’s incredible and varied talent, capable of mastering diverse genres and sounds without losing his personal
touch. As stated on the cover: “Rock, rhythm and blues, beat, underground, country, pop”, we can also add electronic music and funk, in order to complete a sound palette that only very few other
composers had. It is hard to pick the best track in a record (a double album to be specific ) so rich of gems, from the title track to “Caretera panamericana” (with “virtuoso” Moog improvisations ), to “Bus stop”
and “Music on the road” , to end with the wonderful soul of “Green valley”: it is better to enjoy Umiliani at his best!


Music and arrangements: Piero Umiliani
Marcello Boschi: flute
Mario Midana, Dino Piana, Biagio Marullo: trombones
Antonello Vanucchi: organ Hammond
Franco D’Andrea: piano, clavicord
Silvano Chimenti, Sergio Coppotelli: guitars
Maurizio Majorana: electric bass
Oscar Valdambrini, Al Corvin, Marino di Fulvio: trumpets
Carlo Zoffoli: vibraphone, marimba
Sergio Carnini: organ lowrey
Piero Umiliani: moog, pianofender, Mexican marimba
Giovanni Tommaso: bass
Enzo Restuccia, Gegè Munari, Cico Ciro: percussions