Erik Truffaz Quartet (FR)

He might very well be the coolest trumpet player in France. On the surface his vision of jazz is not that radical, but dig a little deeper and you will find influences from reggae, bass’n’drum, house, rock, hip-hop, several ethnic musics, you name it. A sure mark that a musician is awake and aware of changes happening in his own time.

Before Erik Truffaz, whose mentor is the ambient/ethnic trumpet master Jon Hassell, has used rappers in his music. On Being Human Being (2014) he collaborated with Mexican sound manipulator Murcof. On last year’s Doni Doni Africa enters the picture through Malian singer Rokia Traore. Still, it is Truffaz’ thoughtful trumpet lines and Benoît Corbez’ shimmering Fender Rhodes that really set the mood, where the presence of nature mixes with a distinctly urban vibe in a strangely soothing way.

“Lightly swinging and thoughtful contemporary jazz that mirrors a pandora’s box of influences from ethnic and modern dance music sources.”

Libéracion

  • Erik Truffaz - trumpet
  • Marcello Giuliani - bass
  • Benoît Corboz - piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond
  • Arthur Hnatek - drums

“Lightly swinging and thoughtful contemporary jazz that mirrors a pandora’s box of influences from ethnic and modern dance music sources.”

Libéracion

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