Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Fashioned from lead vocalist Belle du Berry, guitarist Potzi, drummer, percussionist and vocalist Francois Jeannin, trumpeter, pianist and flugelhorn player David Lewis and contrabassist Emmanuel Chabbey, Paris Combo is a sleek, contemporary listen into that dishy, delightful sound particular to the French. Part cabaret, part jazz and part pop, Paris Combo offers up a sassy, seductive series of tracks on 5 that will listeners swooning and exclaiming with an accent.
Opening with the deliciously flirty "Je Te Vois Partout," Paris Combo exudes a savvy sound replete with guitar, piano and some spine tingling brass lines fronted by Ms. Du Berry's charming vocals. There's plenty on 5 to please all kinds of fans, including the extravagant "Lux," with its Middle Eastern licks and jazz soaked numbers like "Goodbye Pinocchio" and the silky "Morphee." Ms. Du Berry's vocals are so sultry on such tracks like "Les Cailloux Blancs" and "Fantome Adore" they'll sneak up on and bite you on the neck ... and you'll enjoy it."
Personnel: Francois Jeannin (vocals, drums, percussion); Belle du Berry (vocals); Potzi (guitar); Floriane Bonnani (violin); Jérémy Pasquier (viola); Renaud Guieu (cello); David Lewis (trumpet, flugelhorn, piano).
Audio Mixers: Bénédicte Schmitt; Dominique Blanc-Francard.
Recording information: Labomatic Studios, Paris; Ta-Dah Studio, Paris.
Photographer: Samuel Kirszenbaum.
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