Amleto Armando Roelens, also known under the moniker of Puccio, had a musical career almost entirely devoted to jazz; he was one of the first in Italy to play jazz music with his orchestra at the end of World War II, a genre that at the time was regarded as a vulgar import from the states.
After some collaborations with RAI, the Italian national public broadcasting company, the fortunate encounter with the composer Armando Sciascia led him to write arrangements for many albums released by Vedette Records (Sciascia’s own label) and, in the mid-seventies, to compose some of the rarest and most revered library music ever released.
His discography includes the cult LP “Feelings”, a release signed as Jay Richford and Gary Stevan, these names concealing the collaboration between Stefano Torossi, Sandro Brugnolini and Giancarlo Gazzani.
“Musica per commenti sonori”, also known as “Lipstick” and released by Costanza, came in 1979 after a couple of memorable LPs, “Research Of Sound” and “Rock Satellite”, and is one of Roelen’s latest examples of library music before his death, which occurred in 1985. As in the two previous albums, the tracks are often characterized by a typical late-seventies funky mood, but they also feature some laidback moments that would fit perfectly an erotic movie soundtrack. ‘Music for all hours’ says the back cover, and that’s perfectly true. For those wishing to have fun dancing, there’s nothing better than putting the needle on tracks such as “Slip Back”, “Cobwebs”, “Leewards” and “Lipstick”, while for the hottest nightlife interludes we recommend “Rusty Letters” and “Effuse” without hesitations. Puccio Roelens style…