Erik Truffaz (3/5): “Music is like cooking, it’s like love: it’s alchemy”

In this third interview, Erik Truffaz recounts his work, the different groups he plays with and his plans. Portrait of a musician still in search.

Henri Salvador came to see us in concert, he loved the band, and it made him want to go back on stage

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May 7, 2022, Erik Truffaz Quartet at the Tournai Jazz Festival, Belgium
June 24, 2022, Erik Truffaz Quartet Festival in Slunovrat, Opava, Czech Republic
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Last Album: Red Moon (2019)

Even its air is lunar. It is a studio buried, very deep, in the bowels of a Swiss city, the walls reflect. Erik Truffaz donned a white shirt that instantly wrinkles, his glasses hanging at the end of a cord. There’s an older microphone in front of him in a secluded cabin – he’s blowing a trumpet older than him. Everything breathes patina. The weather. The trick. Then he starts singing. A wheeled child’s song. A song of the soul rendered. Truffaz’s trumpet is connected to underwater worlds, frequented peaks, prayers and nursery rhymes. He pretends nothing. He does not play the poet. But in this song, “Red Moon,” he draws the sound of the breath. Red is the moon. To see a blood moon, several factors must be combined. At the time of a total eclipse, the moon, earth, and sun must be in focus. The moon must be at its perigee – it is nearing our orbit. It’s a game of mineral lights, promised collisions, happy accidents. The red moon comes from a perfect alignment.
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Lune Rouge, Erik Truffaz Quartet (2019)
Lune Rouge, Erik Truffaz Quartet (2019)

– Erik Truffaz

Music programming

Henri Salvador “Performance!”
Winter garden
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Erik Truffaz “Face to face”
Magrouni (Mounir Troudi)
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Erik Truffaz “Face to face”
King B (Erik Truffaz, Patrick Muller, Marcello Giuliani, Marc Erbetta)
Blue note

Erik Truffaz “Doni Doni”
The fat city (Erik Truffaz, Benoit Corboz, Marcello Giuliani, Arthur Hnatek)
Parlofon

Erik Truffaz “The Time of the Revolution”
The time of the revolution (Erik Truffaz, Benoit Corboz, Marcello Giuliani, Marc Erbetta)
Blue note

Erik Truffaz “Red Moon”
Tanit (Erik Truffaz, Benoit Corboz, Marcello Giuliani, Arthur Hnatek)
Foufino

Erik Truffaz “In the Middle”
Between (Erik Truffaz, Benoit Corboz, Marcello Giuliani, Marc Erbetta)
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First part of the public show on Monday, January 27, 2020 the Carreau du Temple in Paris

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