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Erik Truffaz


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.08 | 6 ratings

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4 stars One of the great nu jazz album of year 2010. Not release for progressive fusion purists, but extremely pleasant and elegant listening for wide auditory.

Album includes three quite different kind of compositions,very professionally (and successfully) mixed in one release. Opener composition is great slightly dreamy melodic and a bit melancholic song with soling trumpet,strongly influenced by Niels Petter Molvaer. There will be some more compositions in similar key on this album, and they are all big positive value of this release. Not too much original, they still really have their own signature ( let say Molvaer without Nordic clear cool air around and with warmer sound).

Second song "Let Me Go!" is quite different - it contains female vocals (Sophie Hunger) and sound more pop-oriented. There is one more song with same vocalist ("Dirge"), with leading piano sound and openly pop-song structure.

Third kind of compositions (as " Lost In Bogota" for example) is more energetic, well made jazz fusion songs with bright melodies, Hammond/Rhodes led sound and tasteful nu jazz arrangements.

In all, album is quite eclectic, but all compositions are memorable, different and far not boring. Really nice release for listener who doesn't afraid some flirt with pop-sound. Genre purists could be disappointed in part though.

This album could be really recommended for everyone entering nu jazz for himself as pleasant, tasteful and accessible listening.

My rating is 3,5,rounded to 4.

snobb | 4/5 |


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