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Erik Truffaz

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In the next step of his evolution as a pioneering jazz figure, French trumpeter Erik Truffaz continues his exploration of modern dance rhythms informed by drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop as well as gripping rock ‘n’ roll with his quartet on The Walk of the Giant Turtle. This CD is Truffaz’s fourth U.S. release, following up last year’s remarkable Mantis, and featuring a video on the making of the album. Joining Truffaz on the new disc are his long-time quartet, Patrick Muller on piano and electronic keyboards, Marcello Giuliani on bass and Marc Erbetta on drums. In a European interview Truffaz said that The Walk of the Giant Turtle (recorded in Lausanne in January 2003 and mixed in Paris) was based on ensemble improvisation

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Article: Radio

Miles Davis, Erik Truffaz, John McLaughlin and more

Read "Miles Davis, Erik Truffaz, John McLaughlin and more" reviewed by Len Davis


Miles Davis from the 1987 Live Under The Sky sessions, French trumpeter Erik Truffaz, saxophonist Gary Thomas and John McLaughlin. Playlist Miles Davis “The Senate-Me and U" from Live Under The Sky 1987 (Equinox Jazz) 00:00 Erik Truffaz “Tantrik" from Saloua (Capitol) 09:04 Gary Thomas “Out of Harms Way" from By Any Means Neccessary ...

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Article: Radio

Best Jazz Ghost Tracks and Other Spectral Jazz, Part 1

Read "Best Jazz Ghost Tracks and Other Spectral Jazz, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Even if ghost tracks existed well before the invention of the compact disc, they certainly became a less rare occurrence in the era of the silver disc. So, if you belong to the CD-generation, you are certainly familiar with the sense of surprise and joy that comes at the end of an album when, as you ...

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Article: Album Review

Edward Perraud: Hors temps

Read "Hors temps" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Batterista e compositore di Nantes, nel corso dei suoi cinquant'anni appena compiuti Edward Perraud si è misurato, prima che con l'universo percussivo, con chitarra e trombone, e in parallelo al jazz ha approfondito la conoscenza della musica classica e contemporanea, nonché di quella extra-occidentale, indiana in particolare. In questa nuova tappa di una discografia decisamente corposa ...

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Article: Interview

Makram Aboul Hosn: The Spirit Lives

Read "Makram Aboul Hosn: The Spirit Lives" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Music does not have the power to right the wrongs of the world, but when it works its magic, it can soothe troubled souls and uplift battered spirits like few other things. Lebanese bassist/composer Makram Aboul Hosn's second album, Transmigration (Self Produced, 2021) is proof of that. It is a fine album, steeped in ...

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Vincent Duhaime Perreault

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Created on the initiative of its leader, composer and guitarist Vincent D. Perreault, TERTIO is a Jazz- Rock band from Montréal which has recently taken the jazz scene by storm. The members of the band are all active on the local, national and international jazz scene, playing as sidemen with such renowned artists as Susie Arioli, Sophie Milman, Parc-X trio, Cecile Doo-Kingué and Elage Diouf. Tertio's eponymous debut EP was released in June, 2015 on Montreal label Multiple Chords Music (MCM). Since then the band has played a wide variety of venues in both Quebec and Ontario, presenting their adventurous material to enthusiastic and rapt audiences

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Article: Radio

On Miles' (not so) Silent Way

Read "On Miles' (not so) Silent Way" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


On 30 July 1969 Miles Davis released In a Silent Way. After influencing generations of musicians, its tracks continue to sound as modern 50 years later as when they were first recorded. This week we celebrate the musical trail blazed by that seminal album by focusing on musicians that have embraced Miles' electric ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Sur Son 31 2018

Read "Jazz Sur Son 31 2018" reviewed by Luke Seabright


October 5th marked the start of the 2018 edition of Jazz Sur Son 31 in jny:Toulouse and its neighbouring towns. If jazz is part of Toulouse's DNA, a good reminder of this comes from the legacy of one the city's most popular artists, the singer Claude Nougaro who immortalised his hometown in the ballad “O Toulouse." ...

Article: Album Review

Joshua Trinidad: In November

Read "In November" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Settimo album a nome del trentaquattrenne trombettista di origine messicana (in realtà è nato e vive a Denver) Joshua Trinidad, inciso in Norvegia nel novembre 2015 con musicisti appunto norvegesi (che peraltro collaborano con lui da tempo). Una certa sonorità nordica, controllata, parsimoniosa, evocativa, sta in effetti alla base del disco, che tuttavia è contrassegnato da ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...


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