New line-up, new energy, new sound ; after 3 years of musical silence, the new Erik Truffaz Quartet is back !
Marc Erbetta, the bands first and foremost drummer, left his seat to fresh and young blood embodied by Arthur Hnatek, a young musician who lived in New York and plays with groundbreaking artists like Tigran Hamasyan.
New inspiration and influences color the new album, taken from a rich and scenic collaboration with the South African dans company VUYANI. Still standing at the frontier of jazz and instrumental pop, balancing between originality and accessibility the Erik Truffaz Quartet, faithful to a tradition established since many albums, invites two world renown and award-winning voices to this recording : Rokia Traoré and Oxmo Puccino.
The Malian singer will enchant three songs from her sweet and
mysterious timbre, while French hip-hop giant and longtime friend and collaborator (featured on the "Paris Tour" dvd) Oxmo Puccino, will add his creative and mesmerizing input on a title as well.
Two diametrically opposed characters that the music of Erik Truffaz Quartet will merge and fuse. A smooth metamorphosis that will give birth to a new album due on Parlophone in January 2016.