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Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe

Read "Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe" reviewed by Jean-Pierre Goffin

Starting very young with his own trio--Stéphane Galland (Aka Moon, Joe Zawinul, Lobi) on drums and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, bassist of the European Chet Baker's trio with Philip Catherine--Eric Legnini left jny: Brussels and has been living in jny: Paris since then, appearing first with drummer Aldo Romano, alto saxophonist Stefano Di Battista and trumpet player Flavio Boltro. His first three recordings in the European jazz sphere were Miss Soul (Label Bleu, 2005), Big Booggallo (Label Bleu, 2007) and Trippin (B.Flat, ...

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Eric Legnini Trio: Trippin'

Read "Trippin'" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Trippin', the third album from the Paris-based Eric Legnini Trio, is a stylish collection of tunes named in honor of The Meters' third album, Struttin' (Josie, 1970). When Legnini takes to the Fender Rhodes, on “Trippin'" or “Doo Goo" for example, the influence of The Meters' organ-driven sound is clear--both tunes are uplifting, dance-oriented numbers with “Doo Goo" featuring some irresistible and funky rhythms. But this album is much more than a tribute album to New Orleans rhythm and blues--the ...