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Erik Truffaz

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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Vincent Duhaime Perreault

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Like A Jazz Machine 2017

Read "Like A Jazz Machine 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Like A Jazz Machine Centre Culturel Regionel Opderschmelz Dudelange, Luxembourg May 25-28, 2017 Size, as Like A Jazz Machine knows, isn't everything. The audience in the Centre Culturel Regionel Opderschmelz amounts to just four seated rows downstairs, with a small standing section to the rear, and ten rows ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"

Read "Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Dopo due album come sideman, al fianco di Andy Sheppard, il tuo primo album da leader con l'ECM. Com'è andata? Michel Benita: La prima registrazione con Andy Sheppard, Trio Libero, mi ha in effetti offerto l'occasione di incontrare Manfred Eicher. La comunicazione con lui è stata subito facile. Aveva già ascoltato ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "River Silver" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Algerian born bassist, Michel Benita, has been an active presence on the European jazz scene for three decades. Now Paris-based, he has played with guitarist Marc Ducret, Dino Saluzzi and Archie Shepp among many other well known artists. At the end of the 1990s he cofounded the ELB Trio with French guitarist Nguyên Lê and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Rigas Ritmi 2015

Read "Rigas Ritmi 2015" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigas Ritmi Riga, Latvia July 1-4, 2015 The 15th anniversary of Rigas Ritmi was celebrated in fine style in Latvia's beautiful capital city. Māris Briežkalns, the festival's artistic director, had programmed Latvian artists and internationally-known musicians in a mix of large and small, old and new, venues. From the mediaeval ...


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