Erik Truffaz

Friday Feb 7 2020 - 20:00
Botanique
Rue Royale, 236
1210 Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode
+32 2 218 37 32
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. In recent years, Erik worked with, among others, Bugge Wesseltoft , Talvin Singh , Ed Harcourt, Sophie Hunger, Anna Aaron, and released 10 albums on the legendary jazz label Blue Note. His upcoming album –‘Lune Rouge’ (Red Moon) – is going to be released in the fall 2019. Red is the moon. To see a blood moon, several factors need to combine. There needs to be a total eclipse, when the moon, the earth and the sun are exactly aligned, and the moon must be at its perigee - close to our orbit. It's a stunning combination of mineral light, promised collisions, and happy accidents. The red moon is the result of a perfect alignment. “Hypnosis at work (…) a testament to how resourceful an acoustic improviser Truffaz remains.” The Guardian