Born on December 1, 1931, in Rome, Maestro Sandro Brugnolini got his start in jazz in the '50s as a saxophone player. By 1956, he became a member of the famed Italian combo Modern Jazz Gang, arranging and writing most of the group's material. Alongside other famed members such as Amedeo Tommasi, Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa, Brugnolini led the group on their debut 1960 album Miles Before and After, which has since gone on to become a true cult classic among Italian jazz lovers.
In 1963, Brugnolini worked on the soundtrack to Enzo Battaglia's film Gli Arcangeli alongside the Modern Jazz Gang, as well as famed singer Helen Merrill.
By the mid-'60s, Brugnolini began to branch out from the world of jazz as he embarked on a solo career, and it's here where left a very lasting mark on the golden age of Italian library music.