Piero Piccioni (1921 - 2004) is one of the trademark names of Italian film music and of the CAM Sugar’s catalogue.
Son of Attilio Piccioni, a distinguished member of the Italian parliament during the 1950s and 1960s, Piero was a brilliant composer, arranger and conductor with a refined culture and a profound knowledge of jazz. Piccioni in fact performed in the 013 orchestra, the first jazz outfit to be broadcasted in Italy following the fall of Fascism. He is best known for what we call the “Piccioni’s touch”, a unique sound that the composer crafted offering his very own Mediterranean take on South American genres like samba and bossa nova. A dandy for his refined way of life and a maestro of all things lounge and jazz, Piccioni composed many of the shiniest gems of the CAM Sugar archive. We have been focussing on rediscovering this production with our compilation A Modern Gentleman: The Refined and Bittersweet Sound of an Italian Maestro, a compilation of both classic and unpublished treasures highlighting the role Piccioni played in portraying in music the charm and elegance of the golden age of Italian cinema. We are currently dedicated to remastering and releasing the most interesting and rare soundtracks from the CAM Sugar catalogue as digital albums.
Discover "A Modern Gentleman"
Our selection to shed a light on the refined and bittersweet sound of the Italian maestro Piero Piccioni.