ERIK TRUFFAZ

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Erik Truffaz (born in 1960 in Switzerland) received an early introduction into the world of a professional musician, thanks to his saxophone-playing dad. When he was ten years old, the French trumpeter began performing in his father's dance band. As he grew older, Truffaz performed with other bands in the region until he was 16 and heard Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. The great jazz trumpeter's music inspired him to learn more, and he set off for Switzerland's Geneva Conservatoire, where he became a student. Truffaz's repertoire expanded to works by Mozart and Verdi, and he performed as part of Orchestre de Suisse Romande. He also played in cover bands before establishing a group called Orange. The band concentrated on Truffaz's compositions. Among its members was Marc Erbetta, a drummer who continued to play with Truffaz as the trumpeter evolved. Truffaz's jazz fusion artistry led France's Jury du Concours read more...
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ERIK TRUFFAZ Discography

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ERIK TRUFFAZ Nina Valeria album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Nina Valeria
Post Bop 1993
ERIK TRUFFAZ Out of a Dream album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Out of a Dream
Acid Jazz 1997
ERIK TRUFFAZ The Dawn album cover 3.48 | 5 ratings
The Dawn
Acid Jazz 1998
ERIK TRUFFAZ Bending New Corners album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
Bending New Corners
Acid Jazz 1999
ERIK TRUFFAZ The Mask album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
The Mask
Acid Jazz 2000
ERIK TRUFFAZ Mantis album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Mantis
Acid Jazz 2001
ERIK TRUFFAZ Revisite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Revisite
Acid Jazz 2001
ERIK TRUFFAZ Off Course & Erik Truffaz : Tales of the Lighthouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Off Course & Erik Truffaz : Tales of the Lighthouse
Acid Jazz 2002
ERIK TRUFFAZ The Walk of the Giant Turtle album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
The Walk of the Giant Turtle
Acid Jazz 2003
ERIK TRUFFAZ Saloua album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Saloua
Acid Jazz 2005
ERIK TRUFFAZ Arkhangelsk album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Arkhangelsk
Acid Jazz 2007
ERIK TRUFFAZ Erik Truffaz / Sly Johnson ‎: Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erik Truffaz / Sly Johnson ‎: Paris
Acid Jazz 2008
ERIK TRUFFAZ In Between album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
In Between
Acid Jazz 2010
ERIK TRUFFAZ El tiempo de la Revolución album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
El tiempo de la Revolución
Acid Jazz 2012
ERIK TRUFFAZ Erik Truffaz & Murcof : Being Human Being album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Erik Truffaz & Murcof : Being Human Being
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2014
ERIK TRUFFAZ Doni Doni album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Doni Doni
Acid Jazz 2016
ERIK TRUFFAZ Lune Rouge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lune Rouge
Nu Jazz 2019

ERIK TRUFFAZ EPs & splits

ERIK TRUFFAZ Erik Truffaz / Murcof : Mexico album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erik Truffaz / Murcof : Mexico
Acid Jazz 2008
ERIK TRUFFAZ Erik Truffaz / Indrani  & Apurba Mukherjee / Malcolm Braff ‎: Benares album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erik Truffaz / Indrani & Apurba Mukherjee / Malcolm Braff ‎: Benares
Acid Jazz 2008

ERIK TRUFFAZ live albums

ERIK TRUFFAZ Face à Face album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Face à Face
Acid Jazz 2006

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ERIK TRUFFAZ Rendez-Vous (Paris / Bénarès / Mexico) album cover 2.00 | 3 ratings
Rendez-Vous (Paris / Bénarès / Mexico)
Acid Jazz 2008
ERIK TRUFFAZ Best Of 3CD album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Best Of 3CD
Acid Jazz 2011

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Live in Concert
Acid Jazz 2005
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Live At Montreux
Acid Jazz 2007

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ERIK TRUFFAZ The Dawn

Album · 1998 · Acid Jazz
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The Dawn is the third recording by the SwissBorn/French trumpeter Erik Truffaz. Recorded back in 1997 and is a mixture of Jazz with Hip Hop.Patrick Muller plays piano and Fender Rhodes. Marcello Giuliani is doing Bass and Marc Erbetta on Drums and the vocals are done by "Nya".Acid Jazz that is for sure with this fairly short prduction containing 8 tracks around 27 to 28 minutes in length only. It was not released at full price by Blue Note because of that factor.

"Bukowsk-Chaptwer" begins proceedings and is a short piece but really the album does not find any groove till the next track "Yuri's Chapter "with Nya providing vocal along with some nice piano and that snappy beat behind,Erik comes in on Trumpet and then back to Nya. By far the best track is next and that is the title "The Dawn" We get some lovely playing from Erik who has that low Miles Davis tone. No Hip Hop in this one and although the beat underneath is moving along Erik holds his own solo over it.Patrick Muller comes in on Fender as well for a short solo.Track 4 "Wet in Paris" does not quite do it. I feel more trumpet and no Hip Hop would have been preferable."Slim Pickings" is next and is straight Hip Hop unaccompanied which leads to track 6 Round Trip once again with the omission of vocals just the band with Erik and this one is the other real highlight in the album.Great atmosphere with this tune.There are 2 other tracks to go and both have vocals."The Mask" and "Free Stylin" and the title is ample description for the last track.

While I find nothing wrong with the vocalist it at times is outright annoying in places and even seems dated but yet it is the brief unaccompanied track "Slim Pickings" that I like mostby him. Erik is a lovely trumpet player and if you like the sound of Acid Jazz this is a great little album to hear in the quiet late at night and yes it does have a great feel in places but only in places.

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