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Paris: Love in a Be-Bop Joint, 2005.

Be-bop originated in early 1940s Harlem when the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker started to let rip in playhouses and small jazz clubs after their more formal gigs were finished. It reached Paris during World War Two and today, arguably the smoothest hotspot for a night of dancing in the city of live is Caveau de la Huchette, a jazz cellar in the Latin Quarter.