Ennio Morricone was born in Rome to a jazz trumpeter and composed his first piece of music at age 6! After a short stint as a jazz musician, Morricone teamed up with his former classmate Sergio Leone in the 1960’s and composed some of the most memorable movie scores of all time. Since he got his start, he’s scored over 400 movies, including such awesome films as The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West, Once Upon A Time In America, The Untouchables, My Name Is Nobody, and The Thing. Quentin Tarantino also makes frequent use of Morricone’s music, and if that doesn’t confirm that Morricone is truly a master of the movie score, then I don’t know what will. Morricone turns 83 today, and to celebrate, here’s one of my favourite pieces of music that he’s composed.