Erik Truffaz - Mantis (2001) 320 kbps

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Erik Truffaz - Mantis (2001) 320 kbps
Artist: Erik Truffaz
Title Of Album: Mantis
Year Of Release: 2001
Label: Blue Note
Genre: Jazz, Future Jazz
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 59:50 min
Total Size: 135 mb
WWW: allmusic

AllMusic Review by David R. Adler

French trumpeter Erik Truffaz began to gain U.S. recognition via two strong Blue Note discs, The Mask and Revisité. His third stateside release, Mantis, finds him again blending jazz with cutting-edge rhythms associated with drum'n'bass and hip-hop. But this time the lineup has changed, most notably with Manu Codjia's spiky, spacy electric guitar replacing Patrick Muller's Fender Rhodes piano. Double-bassist Michel Benita and drummer Philippe Garcia, also new faces, largely stick to the tripped-out rhythmic language typical of Truffaz's earlier efforts. In addition to the club music element, Truffaz incorporates Arabic influences on "Nina Valeria" and "Magrouni," the former a stark duet with oud player Anouar Brahem and the latter a showstopping feature for Tunisian vocalist Mounir Troudi. In another departure, Codjia switches to acoustic guitar for an especially lyrical duo with the leader called "Yasmina." Here, as well as on the melancholy 7/4 closer "Tahun Bahu," Truffaz seems to be going for a more organic sound, perhaps in part to shake off tiresome comparisons with electric Miles Davis. (Don't miss the hidden bonus track, a riotous instrumental version of "Magrouni.")

Erik Truffaz - Mantis (2001) 320 kbps

01. The Point
02. La Mémoire Du Silence
03. Saisir
04. No Fear
05. Nina Valeria
06. Parlophone
07. Magrouni
08. Mantis
09. Yasmina
10. Mare Mosso
11. Tahun Bahu

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