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Rebirth by Eric Terdjman

Eric Terdjman is a French guitar player and composer of Electronic Jazz, currently based in Israel. He started classical keyboard as a child and he taught himself electric and acoustic guitar. Terdjman studied jazz guitar with Gerard Curbillon and has collaborated with various singers to create everything from albums, to jingles to movie soundtracks. He played and toured extensively with bands Bodyfly and Eclyptics and also is known as the guitar player, composer and electro-rapper Rico.

He says of his first solo recording: ''Rebirth is my first music album as an independent artist; It's a melt of jazz and electronic music with acoustic instruments like jazz guitar, electric bass and synths with drum loop built on my computer. This jazz, rock and hip-hop combination has been a ‘challenging experiment’."

This album contains real guitar, bass and keyboard with programmed drum loop. The 12 original compositions were all written and produced by Terdjman. He counts among his influences the bands St. Germain, Air and Daft Punk.

The CD’s title Rebirth highlights a turning point in Terdjman’s life when he decided to focus on electronic jazz as a solo artist. The title cut has a great groove and free-flowing, carefree energy, which both reflects and affirms an apparent ease and comfort for the artist as he embarks on this path in the new jazz medium.

Other tracks of note are "Loudy," the first track, which is brash and bold, mixing elements of classic jazz style with loops, scratching and other electronic noise, and "Devil’s," which has a catchy hook and synth "horns" that are hot and scathing. Terdjman’s website features a video clip of a remixed version of "The Night" animated by Dan Mor, as well as other music clips and more information about the artist.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Eric Terdjman
  • CD Title: Rebirth
  • Genre: Electronica
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Eric Terdjman
  • Tracks: Loudy, Sunset, The Night, Hope, Mankind, Hip Jazz Jean Louis, Rebirth, Devil’s, Lonely, Paris, Cyber, No Future
  • Rating: Four Stars
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