Way more than just a conventional live album from trumpeter Erik Truffaz – as the package offers two totally different slices of Erik's work – one disc with his Ladyland group, and one with his more conventional quartet! Truffaz first caught our ears way back in the 90s, when his electric, atmospheric approach to funky jazz reminded us a lot of the best 70s modes of Miles Davis and Eddie Henderson – but also had a leaner, sometimes funkier groove that breathed new life into the sound of Blue Note
on the European scene. That style is explored strongly here with Erik's regular quartet – matching fierce trumpet lines with funky drums, guitar, and some warm keyboards – and it's also expanded on even further by the Ladyland group, who bring in Eastern influences to their music, and echo the rapidly changing ethnicities on the current French scene. Between both discs, there's a whopping amount of work here – 26 tracks that include "Sweet Mercy", "King B", "Wilfried", "Bending New Corners", "Walk Of The Giant Turtle", "Arroyo", "Saloua", "Gedech", "Dubophone", "Ghost
Drummer", "Yabous", "Outlaw", and "Big Wheel".