- Cinema a Mano Armata (Original Soundtrack)
- Artist: Franco Micalizzi
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 12/2/2014
There are two categories of artist: the ones who follow trends and integrate them, and the ones who create trends; Franco Micalizzi is one of the latter. Composer, arranger, and conductor, Micalizzi has contributed more than anyone else in Italy to the birth and formation of what has come to be known as pulp music. This LP is a summary of the musical soundtrack cult of the '70s re-imagined with great new arrangements written by the maestro for his group, The Big Bubbling Band. Includes pieces from the films La banda del gobbo; Italia a mano armata; Napoli violenta; Il cinico, l'infame, il violento; and many more, concluding with a trinity drawn from Lo chiamavano Trinita', later repurposed by Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained (2012). The strongest abilities of Franco Micalizzi? An amazing band, spacey grooves, a bit of jazz atmosphere, timeless brass-crescendo, the charm of 70's funk and... The untamable talent of the maestro!