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ERIK TRUFFAZ – Rollin’ & Clap

Club October 5, 2023 (8:00 PM)

Erik Truffaz, a top European jazz musician, returns to Olomouc with a new programme for his just released album Rollin'.

French trumpeter Erik Truffaz always looks ahead. He is known for crossing musical boundaries and incorporating different styles into his music. In the late nineties Truffaz gained cult status with albums The Dawn and Bending New Corners, with an eclectic mix of organic jazz, hip hop and drum ‘n’ bass.

Truffaz is seen by many as one of the most famous European trumpeters ever. His style is compared to that of Miles Davis -with a good sense of emotion. He performed around the world with his infamous quartet and was received with critical acclaim in every country.

 

Born in 1960, Truffaz sang rock and roll with his first band at the age of thirteen and discovered Miles Davis and his timeless album Kind of Blue. At the Geneva Conservatory he played the music of Mozart and Verdi, formed the band Orange in 1990 and a year later won the prestigious French jazz prize Prix Special. In 1994 he released his first album under his own name and performed at one of Europe’s most important jazz festivals in Montreux. He was signed by EMI France, and in 2000 he broke through to American audiences, where his recordings are released by the legendary jazz label Blue Note. Critics have compared Truffaz not only to jazz genius Miles Davis, but also to ambient pioneer Brian Eno: “using a minimum of notes to create an ecstatic sonic atmosphere,” says Rolling Stone magazine.

 

  

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