Baptiste Trotignon & Yosvany Terry – Ancestral Memories (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 59:48 minutes | 669 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Booklet, Front Cover | © Okeh
Cross-fertilisation has always been at the heart of jazz. And this superb album which celebrates the musical richness and diversity of the African diaspora in the USA and in the old French colonies in the Americas is further proof of this truism. With Ancestral Memories, Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon have created a kind of monument to the past, which they root in the present: the present of their personality, both human and musical. With a contained rhythm section – Yunior Terry on double bass and Jeff “Tain” Watts on the drums – their encounter takes its inspiration from the musical tradition of the French Antilles and draws deeply from the well of this music, before pushing on and taking it further. And it gives way to a fine and warmly-accented swing music. As for Trotignon, a traveller of beautiful paths and a daring adventurer, Ancestral Memories must count as one of his finest records.
01 – The Call
02 – Ancestral Memories
03 – Reunion
04 – Bohemian Kids
05 – Basta La Biguine
06 – Erzulie
07 – Minuet Minute
08 – Hymn
09 – The French Quarter
10 – Lost Souls
Recorded & Mixed by Max Ross at Systems II Studio, New York, January 2017.
Mastered by David Kutch at The Mastering Palace, January 2017.
Yosvany Terry – alto & soprano saxophones, chekere
Baptiste Trotignon – piano
Yunior Terry – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums