The duo co-wrote 12 of the album's 14 tracks. "Gassi Gabbi" is perhaps best representative of the project's freewheeling musical freedom. The keys-driven cover of his father's Ry Cooder collaboration, "Diaraby," is both reverent and re-interpreted. The short but sweet "L'amour" is reflective of its title. slowed-down number "Allassal Terey" drifts by with a dreamlike flavour and uptempo "Deni Deni" leans hard on African rhythms, leavened by Raichel's electric keys.
In all, The Paris Session is awash in a jazz, blues, world music mix of guitar, keys, trumpet and flute, flowing triumphant by way of the duo's encompassing vision of cultural respect and understanding. (Cumbancha)