Paris Combo

Paris Combo

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The debut recording by this international French-based group draws their musical influences from many sources. Cabaret and the swing and sweet bands of the '30s and '40s become immediately apparent, and upon further inquiry Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, Spanish guitar, and gypsy music are all evident. An accomplished instrumental lineup including accordion, trumpet,

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The debut recording by this international French-based group draws their musical influences from many sources. Cabaret and the swing and sweet bands of the '30s and '40s become immediately apparent, and upon further inquiry Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, Spanish guitar, and gypsy music are all evident. An accomplished instrumental lineup including accordion, trumpet, and acoustic jazz guitar helps to facilitate abrupt and frequent stylistic changes. "Moi, Mon Âme et Ma Conscience" is a Cotton Club-styled sizzler performed in the Cab Calloway tradition while "Istanbul" evokes images from its namesake. Guitarist Potzi is a superb Madagascan musician whose expertise lies in the acoustic guitar and who presumably cites Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, and Joe Pass as influences. David Lewis' muted trumpet along with Potzi's gypsy jazz guitar and Belle du Berry's colorful and expressive voice is a wonderful combination and is fully capable of interpreting the music of the world in new and unique ways.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/1998
Label:
Tinder
UPC:
0789428548423
catalogNumber:
85484

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paris Combo   Primary Artist,Group
David Lewis   Piano,Trumpet,Bugle,Choir, Chorus
Belle du Berry   Accordion,Vocals
Pascal Delalée   Violin
Mano Razanajato   Percussion,Vocals,Double Bass,Contrabass (Vocal)
Uncle Dave Lewis   Piano,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Background Vocals
Nadine Esteve   Alto,Viola

Technical Credits

Alain Cluzeau   Producer,Engineer
Paris Combo   Arranger
D. Richard Lewis   translation
David Lewis   Producer,String Arrangements
Yannick Cayuela   Engineer
Belle du Berry   Composer
Uncle Dave Lewis   Producer,String Arrangements

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