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Erik Truffaz: Saloua

Read "Saloua" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

I am pleased and saddened to report that this is one of the best pieces of music I have heard in 2005. It is a pleasure to have discovered the fifth album in the US for Blue Note, and ninth album overall, by this French composer, bandleader, and trumpet player. Yet it is also sad, because ...

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Erik Truffaz: Saloua

Read "Saloua" reviewed by Jim Santella

Erik Truffaz ensures that jazz will continue to grow. On Saloua, he incorporates a world view of the genre, picking up where Miles Davis left off. Tradition remains a part of his music; however, it's been disguised by modern concepts that affect all forms of popular music. Truffaz's horn swirls with the kind of moody melodicism ...

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Erik Truffaz: Saloua

Read "Saloua" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Jazz is by nature an act of continual fusion, the conflation of disparate styles, instrumentation and techniques into one dynamic whole. Nevertheless, one small subgenre--specifically the blending of rock and jazz--is most often applied with the “fusion" label; and though Miles Davis' name isn't exactly synonymous with the term, on the strength of his pioneering efforts ...

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Erik Truffaz: Saloua

Read "Saloua" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A disciple of Miles Davis' fusion/electric years, trumpeter Erik Truffaz has provided his own sounds of fusion for many years and quite impressively by cultivating many influences into this “not so new wave of jazz that younger artists are now discovering. His new release, Saloua, finds him back with a signature style that uses everything from ...

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Erik Truffaz: Saloua

Read "Saloua" reviewed by Paul Olson

French trumpeter Erik Truffaz's sonic world is a benevolent, positive one, fusing elements of Arabic and African musics, hip-hop, groove, dub, and pop into one electronically seasoned stew. Saloua, his first CD since 2003's The Walk of the Giant Turtle, continues its eclectic synthesis of the above musical ingredients, but with new musicians. Here Truffaz's group ...