As well as his fascination with Japan, Laurent has this thing about Berlin and on one of his trips there came across Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester. He came home with a five CD set which gets frequent play in our house.
Raabe and his band of musical geniuses recreate the sights and sounds of a Berlin cabaret orchestra between the two World Wars. The tongue-in-cheek world weary insouciance of the impeccably attired Raabe is a delightful contrast with the obvious joy the band takes in playing.
The style of 30s Berlin cabaret is perfectly recreated in this little number: Daisy.
And all that's missing from this next number is an adagio team - her in miles of pale green chiffon sparkling with sequins and ruffled with marabou feathers.
Raabe also does brilliant covers of current hits. His take on Britney Spears' single Oops!... I Did It Again has to be heard - beats the hell out of Spears for me. Give it a listen over here.
14 gennaio - San Felice di Nola