Truffaz, Erik / Walk of the Giant Turtle, the
Album: Walk of the Giant Turtle, the   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Truffaz, Erik   Added:May 2003
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-09 Pull Date: 2003-08-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jun 29 Jun 22
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 01, 2003: Memory Select
4. Jul 13, 2003: To the Moon
Scody Part 2
2. Jul 25, 2003: Memory Select
Belle De Nuit
5. Jul 08, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
Belle De Nuit
3. Jul 20, 2003: To the Moon
6. Jun 27, 2003: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-06-09
A live set of modern hipster jazz from trumpeter Truffaz, mostly mellow but with some surprisingly loud tracks.

As usual, Truffaz shows an affinity for slow BPM kinds of grooves (played out on an acoustic drum kit). He also puts lots of atmospheric echo on his trumpet, as well as the occasional electronic manipulation of his sound.

On a couple of tracks, the band breaks character and rocks out, fuzzing up the electric bass to sound like a guitar. You'd expect these tracks to turn out embarrassing, but they're actually not bad (3,6,9).

1/2* - Ambient intro, then a retro funk groove
3*- Midtempo loud guitar rock-out.
4- Slow, floaty
5*- Cool-grooving repetitious piano riff, like they're emulating dance music.
6- A classic-rock kind of groove, with a bit of funk.
7- Slow, warm. Drifty electric piano.
8- Small, mellow
9- A milder rock-out than 3, with borderline smooth-jazz trumpet lines
10- Slow & pretty

Track Listing
1. Scody Part 1   6. Next Door
2. Scody Part 2   7. Belle De Nuit
3. King B   8. Wilfried
4. Flamingos   9. Seven Skies
5. Turiddu   10. The Walk of the Giant Turtle