Erik Truffaz – Rollin’ & Clap
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
After two years, European jazz legend Erik Truffaz returns to Prague with a new program for his just released album Rollin'. This album contains nine cover versions of famous movie tunes. Performed by the original jazz artist, we can expect musical themes from the films Fantomas, The Road and Prey. There is also a tribute to Truffaz's great role model Miles Davis in the form of music from the French New Wave classic film Elevator to the Gallows.
Truffaz has recorded nearly 20 albums and has made a name for himself all over the world. “Jazz with juice and soul, and lots of open space,” wrote Rolling Stone about him. “Intelligent, uncompromising contemporary music played by virtuoso players with a wealth of imagination and courage,” said JazzTimes magazine. 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.
Erik Truffaz (trumpet); Marcello Giuliani (bass, double bass); Raphaël Chassin (drums); Alexis Anérilles (piano, Fender Rhodes).
Admission: presale seating CZK 1400, standing CZK 700. At the door: seating CZK 1500, standing CZK 750.
No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.
Club open at 7pm.
Band website: www.eriktruffaz.net