A puzzling encounter between Argentina and Japan on the frontier of Jazz
The fiery and intense character of Argentine music, mixed with the refinement of Japanese musical tradition provide the raw materials for this exceptional quartet, created from the meeting of two major symbols of Japanese jazz and two inventive Argentine musicians from the European scene.
The mind-blowing virtuosity of the violinist Aska Kaneko a true star in her native Japan is well served by Gerardo Di Giusto's sophisticated and colorful compositions. Creating rhythms, in all their subtle distinctions, which respond to this ensemble in perfect harmony, weaving in the surprising conversation between bass player Carlos Buschini and percussionist Yahiro Tomohiro.
These four musicians are taking the art of improvisation to a whole new level, away from predictable formulas. As a matter of fact, they are shaping a new style of music. Nevertheless, its natural elegance makes it still sound surprinsingly familiar to us.
"The Argentine-Japanese ensemble with their totally new hybrid sound certainly was the most original contribution in this season of Charleville Action Jazz".
2010 Haruka feat. Paolo Fresu (Abeat Records)
2008 Udin (Abeat Records)
2007 Gaia Cuatro (Cristal Records)