Friday, June 27, 2008

Piero Umiliani - La Legge Dei Gangsters (1969)

La Legge Dei Gangsters (or Gangsters' Law) is a lesser known Klaus Kinski film about a con man who double crosses a group of bank robbers. I've not seen the film, but the soundtrack is a nice collection of crime jazz numbers (some of them pretty long) from the great Piero Umiliani. Check it out.

01. Crepuscolo Sul Mare (Twilight On The Sea) (2:40)
02. Genova P.zza De Ferrari Dalle 2 Alle 7 (Genova, P.zza De Ferrari From 2 To 7) (12:32)
03. Epilogo (Epilogue) (3:02)
04. La Legge Dei Gangsters (Gangsters' Law) (7:37)

05. Episodio (Episode) (2:39)
06. Very Fast (2:20)
07. Alba Sul Mare (Dawn On The Sea) (3:11)
08. Tema Dell'Addio (Farewell Theme) (2:31)
09. Lui E Lei (He And She) (2:34)
10. Epilogo (Epilogue) (4:32)
11. Sei Ottavi In Blues (Six-Eights In Blues) (3:34)
12. Apertura In Jazz (Jazz Overture) (3:55)
13. Disgelo (Snow Melting) (2:28)
14. Spiaggia Deserta (Empty Beach) (6:14)
15. Sequenze Ritmiche (Rhythmical Sequences) (6:20)
16. Swing Come Sempre (Swing As Usual) (2:48)
17. Gangster's Song (3:38)


New link in the comments.

16 comments:

Brianiac said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/125560764/Gangsters.rar

dom said...

the film is pretty good, though as usual Kinski only has a bit part in it as a rival gangster. the main characters are played by Franco Citti, who is most famous for being in Pasolini's films (he also has a small part in "The Godfather" as one of the peasants that Pacino befriends in Italy) & Riccardo Cucciolla who played the driver of the car in "Rabid Dogs". I got a cheapo dvd of it on ebay, not sure whether it's been released properly.

dom said...

correction, it's maurice poli who's in it, not riccardo cucciolla...all these italian names are confusing! cucciolla is the older passenger in "Rabid Dogs".

Michael Can't Sleep said...

Outstanding. Thank you.

Apani said...

Thank you for this!

DJ said...

Superb score--the swinging vibraphone on "Genova, Piazza de Ferrari" put me in a Melvillean space. Now if someone would kindly put up the uber-rare "Man and the City" by Umiliani, life would be good indeed!

dom said...

i uploaded Gangsters Law to rapidshare, here are the links if you want to see it-

http://rapidshare.com/files/139339371/gl.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139339369/gl.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139311680/gl.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139311675/gl.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139032495/gl.part5.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139032492/gl.part6.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139014212/gl.part7.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/139014211/gl.part8.rar

Brianiac said...

Thanks so much, Dom! I will download it when I get home tonight. I can't wait to check this one out.

dom said...

no problem brian. pic quality is quite rough, it's from a budget dvd release & is one of those VHS transfers. hope you enjoy it anyway.

Anonymous said...

Umiliani's "L'Uomo e la Citta"

Ask and thou shalt receive, baby!

http://www.zshare.net/download/500884808544808d/

Brianiac said...

Many thanks, Anon! I'll post it on the main page soon so that others can enjoy it too.

Anonymous said...

Great great !!!
Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

As ever, thankyou for your lovely blog. Thanks for sharing these tunes. Appreciated much!

Anonymous said...

i can't find the original version of Crepuscolo Sul Mare anywhere except your blog
thanks a lot!

Brianiac said...

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ankoab44z2n87br/Gangsters.rar

La Mónaco said...

Mil gracias!!!!