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ABOVE THE CLOUD CLOSE TO THE HEART
The Saturday jazz-rock garage band, the now and then jam sessions for amateurs that's how it all began.
But at one point it wasn't enough, something we had not expected burst out that we had to play & share.
In 2006, Eric(vocals/keys), JD(percussions) with the help of Guy & Vince Duval (guitar & bass) Philippe (drums) set up STRATUS and composed, produced & realized Skytripper, the debut album (2008).
Then the Stratus Solo/Duo/Trio : Eric on the moon with a rhodes , Eric with JD &/or Jmi Mahi on electric bass, adding his soft groovy sensual touch. We took to the long well-trodden road to play wherever & whenever it chanced. From jazz to soul, from the oranges' gardens of Valencia (Spain) to New-Mexico through New-York or La Havana, Eric's music & songs travel with the fender Rhodes piano unique sound drifting upon the bass & congas as a Dozgchen pledge, a living vacuity.
The stage is the act of celebration, the magic & emotions to share, a journey into the worlds of poetry & trance.
The radio is on and as we listen we dive for the next move.
See us hear us on the road