Erik Telford grew up in Steinbeck country in a sleepy town called Pacific Grove, located on the central coast of California. As a teenager he was closely associated with the Monterey Jazz Festival and as a senior in high school, he became the first recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship given by the Monterey Jazz Festival to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts
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Kinetic represents everything that is right with
contemporary jazz... Telford announces himself as a
vehemently original voice. --Steve Greenlee, The Boston
Rather than attempt to re-create Davis’ “Aghartha,”...Telford
brings his own twist to
the tale on “Kinetic,” by blending straight-up
funk workouts with sparse, lyrical ballads
and tunes that blend well-arranged horn
charts with a loose, swanky “jam-band” feel. --Jeff Miers, The
Wow! I'm truly blown away by this CD.
Wonderful tunes and slamming horn charts.
And the playing! Erik's such a beautiful trumpeter/soloist