"Paris" is the first track being released from the European Nu-Jazz group South Froggies' CD Nu Jazz Universe. Currently, the album is only available as an EP through the following online retailers: iTunes, Amazon.com, Napster and eMusic. A music video of the track was just completed and will be available in September 2010, just prior to the release of the physical CD in October.
"Paris" springs into action with a great conga solo, while the keyboards and guitar carry the harmony. There is a nice guitar solo which is then followed by a very creative guitar solo. The melodic line reminds one of jazz mixed with tropical island music. The voiceover and sound effects add the right touch to this most satisfying groove.
Nu Jazz Universe is the South Froggies' second full length album. Nu Jazz Factory was released in September 2007 with 13 tracks. The South Froggies also released two other EPs in May 2009 - South Froggies Live Collection EP with two singles "Cantaloupe Island" and River's Stream (remix), and Unpublished Works, which boasted four tracks.
Originally from the South of France, South Froggies was founded by Dee Jay Rubio (aka Jean Luc Prosperi) in 2001. One of the band's composers and originally a trumpet player, he is also the DJ on stage. Other members of the group include 23 year old William Davood on sax, and Mr Cheb (aka Christophe Guiraud), who plays guitar.
The band was born after a meeting in a bar somewhere in the French Riviera. Describing their sound, the group says that it comes from a "electronic music fused with jazz, with black groove music touch. On stage, the South Froggies perform with a variety of other instrumentalists and vocalists. The music of the South Froggies is relaxing and exhilarating, classy and cool, and the kind of music that will make you feel good about life.
"Paris" and Nu Jazz Universe can also be purchased on the South Froggies official website at http://www.angelsweetrecords.com .
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