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Caravan Palace and The Spirit of Zazou

Read "Caravan Palace and The Spirit of Zazou" reviewed by Chris May


Caravan PalaceCaravan PalaceWrasse Records2011 Caravan Palace is a Paris-based sextet which, augmented on its debut album by seven guest musicians, is propelling manouche (French Gypsy jazz) into the digital age. It is to the genre something like the Gotan Project is to tango, but without the dark corners. Live, as AAJ reviewers have noted, Caravan Palace is big fun, heavy on the dry ice and with more lighting-state changes than Diana ...


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