Artist: Yosvany Terry, Baptiste Trotignon
Title: Ancestral Memories
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2017
Duration: 00:59:44
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: 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.


  1. The Call – 7:35
  2. Ancestral Memories – 5:38
  3. Reunion – 5:54
  4. Bohemian Kids – 4:31
  5. Basta La Biguine – 4:16
  6. Erzulie – 7:50
  7. Minuet Minute – 4:47
  8. Hymn – 8:07
  9. The French Quarter – 4:29
  10. Lost Souls – 6:41