Zaz, the internationally acclaimed, multi-million selling chanteuse takes on the most iconic songs about Paris with a little help from legendary producer Quincy Jones. This new studio album includes duets with Charles Aznavour, Nikki Yanofsky and Thomas Dutronc. Over the last four years, she has been one of France's top-selling artists worldwide. Fans in over 50 countries have snapped up over 3 million copies of her first two albums. She has enjoyed international success marked by many achievements, including a Felix (ADISQ) in Canada, a Victoire de la Musique Award in France and a European Border Breaker Award. "Paris Sera Toujours Paris", the first single from her forthcoming third album, emphasizes the link between the Paris of yesteryear and the same city of today.
This is an enjoyable date of Dixieland, emphasizing familiar warhorses. Trumpeter Bob Scobey is in his usual consistent form and is assisted in the frontline by trombonist Jack Buck and clarinetist Bill Napier. Banjoist Clancy Hayes has six excellent vocals (particularly "Curse of an Aching Heart" and "Travelin' Shoes"), and the spirit and high musicianship overcome the familiar repertoire.