Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Truffaz, Erik / Walk of the Giant Turtle, the
Album:Walk of the Giant Turtle, the Collection:Jazz
Artist:Truffaz, Erik Added:05/2003
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-09 Pull Date:2003-08-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:3 Aug27 Jul20 Jul13 Jul29 Jun22 Jun
Airplays:121121

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 01 Aug 03:Wedge
Memory Select
4.Sun, 13 Jul 03:otto mattick
To the Moon
2.Fri, 25 Jul 03:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Tue, 08 Jul 03:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Sun, 20 Jul 03:otto mattick
To the Moon
6.Fri, 27 Jun 03:Wedge
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