Led by the charismatic vocalist Zoé Colotis, Caravan Palace stir up a merry blend of jazzy swing and pop chansons that can set dance floors spinning. But in a distinct contrast to most retro swing combos, the Parisian group power their tunes with surges of electronica, taking safely vintage jazz into a brave new century of musical possibilities. “Every day is a miracle,” Colotis declares on the opening track of the band’s latest album, Chronologic. Hip-hop and dance-music arrangements pump up such tracks as “Plume” and “About You,” a duet with Charles X. Robust synthesizers and fizzy dance beats bump up against relatively downtempo, reggae-inflected interludes like “Leena.” The record is more modern sounding than Caravan Palace’s previous releases, although the positively charming “Fargo” evokes a more traditional jazz style.
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