The tale here involves a disbarred lawyer, Avvocato, recently out of prison, played by Giancarlo Giannini, the ill-fated Italian cop in Hannibal. While supporting his girlfriend Milena (Raffaella Baracchi) to an overnight abortion clinic, Avvocato checks into the Snack Bar Budapest hotel. His partner Sapo (Philippe Leotard), who is also Milena's girlfriend, advises him to contact the local gang leader Molecola (Francois Negret) for some work. He agrees to help Molecola to realise his plans to found a cash mountain super-casino in town, along with his horde of bovine prostitutes, by forcing the residents to move out. At the centre of the racket and development are the gentle family running the Snack Bar Budapest
With his release of BAR DEL MATTATOIO, a challenging and irreverent fusion of jazz, classical, Tropicália, and experimental musics, SEIGEN ONO transports the listener to a place that is nearly tactile, sweaty, absolutely sensual, intellectually challenging, and maybe even a bit psychedelic, while maintaining a delicate humanity that is shadowed with melancholy. The music is bold, but never overbearing, humble without timidity, and presents an incredible trip through, what might seem a contradiction of musical terms, but is, instead, a cohesive, complex musical statement, bound together by a strong sense of rhythm and a wicked, if understated, sense of humor and good will. BAR DEL MATTATOIO is a bold and gorgeous work of music that, at times, shyly pretends to look in the other direction, but never loses focus.
Oxmo Puccino, cavalier solitaire du hip-hop français, revient avec Lipopette Bar. Cet album sort sur le label Blue Note, et Oxmo s'y présente accompagné d'une formation acoustique guitare/basse/batterie/piano, les Jazz Bastards.