Paris Combo – Tako Tsubo (2017)

Paris Combo - Tako Tsubo (2017)
Artist: Paris Combo
Album: Tako Tsubo
Genre: Chanson, Swing, Pop-Jazz, Cabaret
Origin: France
Released: 2017
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Bonne Nouvelle
Je Suis Partie
Tako Tsubo
Anemiques Maracas
Notre Vie Comme Un Western
ID D’Heidi
Mon Anatomie Cherche Un Ami
Vaille Que Vaille
Cuir Interieur


Taking sounds and moods from vintage France to the 21st Century, the Paris Combo team of Belle du Berr/voc, Potzi/g, Francois Jeannin/dr-voc, David Leis/tp-key, and Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac-Oliver Smith/Emmanuel Chabbey/b come off as a fresh baguette of sounds on this recent album. Du Berr is both crystal clear and Left Bank bohemian in her delivery of lyrics, sensuous on the lilting “Anemiques Maracas” and vaudevillian “Specimen” and delivering a rich jazz lilt on the lovely “Orageuese.” The team gets a bit synthesized on the keyboard heavy “Cur Interieur” and deliver a modern film noir shadow during the moody “Mon Anatomie Cherche un Ami.” Potzi’s guitar produces the Django touch on the hot jazz of “ID D’Heidi” while Leis’ horn is two beat bouncy on the cabaret title track with accompanying vocals by Barcella. This is a fun band that also shows that art can be enjoyable.
by George W. Harris