Paris Combo – 5

Jazz with a French twist. That’s 5 (DRG Records, 2013) by Paris Combo.

Paris Combo consists of Belle du Berry, lead vocals; Potzi, guitar; Francois Jeannin, drums, percussion and vocals; David Lewis, trumpet, flugelhorn and piano; and Emmanuel Chabbey, contrabass. A string trio also contributes: Renaud Guieu, cello; Floriane Bonnani, violin; and Jeremie Pasquier, viola.

“Je Te Vois Partout” has a bit of a Bourbon Street parade vibe. Like many of the songs in this set, it combines elements of jazz with French folk sounds. It’s right at home in a jazz dance club or part of the soundtrack for Casablanca.

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