Trumpeter Erik Truffaz has always had a continental approach. He is French, after all, and his career has kept his recordings on that side of the pond. Yet his chill vibe has always been something desireable, perhaps even seek for importing. So for Europeans, a new album from Truffaz and his quartet of bassist Marcello Guiliana, pianist, Benoit Corboz, and drummer Arthur Hnatek is cause for excitement couched in chillness. The new album, Doni Doni, inspired by Malian music and featuring vocals from Rokia Traoré and Oxmo Puccino, has the same vibe Truffaz has always maintained but has a little more of that continental vibe. Check out the first single, “Djiki’n” featuring the aforementioned coos of Rokia Traoré after the jump.
Erik Truffaz – trumpet
Marcello Giuliani – Bass
Benoit Corboz – Piano, Fender Rhodes
Arthur Hnatek – Drums
Doni Doni, the new album from the Erik Truffaz Quartet, is out January 15th on Parlophone France/Warner.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.