Miles-inspired French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz leads his Ladyland Quartet to premiere songs from his Mantis (Blue Note) disc as part of the JVC Jazz Festival at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage Friday (June 21) at 9:30 pm.
PATRICIA BARBER Verse "She's playing interesting grooves in a minimalist way and creating a real atmosphere in harmony with her voice. Fresh and unusual."
CUONG VU Come Play With Me "I like the album's musical colour, which sounds like ambient electronica. The trumpeter's melodies are simple and beautiful, proving it's possible to create exciting music without lengthy solos."
DIEDERIK WISSELS, DAVID LINX, PAOLO FRESU Heartland
"The songs are wonderful, Fresu's solos are unbelievable, Linx's singing is beautiful and Wissels is a talented arranger. This album is amazing!"