Gianni Ferrio

Gianni Ferrio

Soundtrack, italian, lounge, spaghetti western, easy listening

Italian born composer Gianni Ferrio (1924) produced film scores in the sixties and seventies of spaghetti western, crime thriller, gialli, and sex comedy genres. His music involves luxurious, jazz, funk-lounge elements with a identifiable Italian feel. Album reviewer Mark R. Hasan describes his style as "clean, organized, and melodic," similar to Lalo Schifrin and Quincy Jones. Ferrio's "One Silver Dollar" (Un Dollaro Bucato) is listed as part of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" soundtrack.