On first glance apprehension. Admittedly ashamed I was prejudiced. For on
the surface was an Argentine group, playing 'jazz', with an accordion no
less! What could they possibly do with the music in this format setting? I
would ask myself.
Suffice it to say, I found pianist/composer Adrian Iaies a world class
virtuoso. World class with a capitol C. His compatriots Pablo Aslan, bass;
Pepi Taveira, drums and Michael Zisman, a master of the bandoneon are
unequalled as well. The group is augmented by the sanguine trumpet
stylings of Juan Cruz De Urquiza.
Jazz Speak has become a universal language