Erik Truffaz: Rollin’

French Trumpeter Erik Truffaz obviously spends lot of time studying Miles Davis. In his latest release, Rollin’, Truffaz channels Davis’s fusion as well as film scores. With mysterious synthesizer and distorted electric guitar backing him up, Truffaz plays like Miles on Bitches Brew, particularly on “Route de nuit” and “Thème de Fantômas.” “Quel temps fait-il à Paris” harks back to Davis’s Ascenseur pour l’échafaud. Sandrine Bonnaire’s reading in French sounds so damn sexy. I enjoyed this short album.