2016 Reissue, originally released in 1975
Occasionally, arrangers and bandleaders with ties to the Exotica genre revisit a certain sound or idea, not necessarily due to pressure from the upper floors of a record label or in order to cash in, but rather because there has not been said everything about a topic. This admittedly overly romantic and naïve approach culminates in clarinetist and composer Robert Drasnin’s Voodoo! (1959) which sees a resurrection a mere 48 years later in the shape of Voodoo II, a record for the Guinness Book that stands out in the realms of Exotica and is unlikely to ever be repeated, let alone beaten. By contrast, the impetus of Italian composer and film scorer Piero Umiliani (1926–2001) revisiting a specific theme is much smaller, albeit welcome.