Razmataz

Razmataz is a 2000 album, partly-animation DVD, and book by Italian jazz musician Paolo Conte.[1] The album book and animation tell the story of Razmataz, a Harlem dancer and her troupe, in the Paris of the 1920s. Conte stated that "It is a story about the meeting between old Europe and young black music."[2]

Razmataz
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Studio album by
Released2000
Recorded2000

Track listingEdit

  1. "Razzmatazz" – 2:08
  2. "Paris, les paris" – 2:30
  3. "Guaracha" – 3:12
  4. "La reine noire" – 1:41
  5. "It's a green dream (1)" – 2:56
  6. "Ça depend" – 2:09
  7. "Talent scout man" – 3:18
  8. "Aigrette et sa valse" – 1:34
  9. "The yellow dog" – 3.13
  10. "La danse" – 0:27
  11. "The black Queen" – 4:37
  12. "La java javanaise" – 2:28
  13. "That's my opinion" – 2:10
  14. "Guitars" – 1:42
  15. "La petite tendresse" – 3:56
  16. "Pasta "diva"" – 1:02
  17. "It's a green dream (2)" – 3:49
  18. "Mozambique fantasy (ouverture)" – 8:20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Contemporanea International Art Magazine - Issues 14-18 - Page 105 1990 "Onomatopoeic like jazz, Razmataz is the title of the musical book conceived, written, orchestrated, and designed by singer Paolo Conte. The musical comedy's text, script, and scores are accompanied by more than one hundred previously unpublished sketches, pencil drawings, and watercolors, completed between 1958 and 1989. The artist-dilettante shows an admirable confidence and an expressive vivacity in his representations of women in stiletto heels, singers, jazz pianists, horses, and dromedaries. Conte's comedy depicts a group of jazz singers and dancers from Harlem who bring a new music and dance to Paris of the 1920s. An eclectic cast acts out the drama of this nocturnal world which includes the mysterious disappearance of the prima ballerina, Razmataz, and the rise of a new star."
  2. ^ Animation: A World History: Volume III: Contemporary Times - Page 182 1317519884 Giannalberto Bendazzi - 2015 Razmataz is the nickname of the protagonist, an American black dancer who goes to Paris to perform. ... 'It is a story', wrote Paolo Conte,203 'about the meeting between old Europe and young black music."