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Hernan Hecht

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975, he studied the career of drums performance at Argentina’s Technological Institute for Contemporary Music (ITMC). Took private drum lessons with Pablo LaPorta and Fernando Martinez, and has taken master-classes and internacional seminars with musicians like Fred Frith, Alex Acuña, Will Kennedy, Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto, Allan Holdsworth, Gary Husband, Danny Gotllieb, Mike Stern, Joey Heredia, Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson, Makoto Ozone, John Scofield, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Weckl and Clarence Penn. Hecht has been an instructor since 1994, teaching music classes at Argentina’s ITMC and the schools G

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Adam Pieronczyk: Monte Alban

Read "Monte Alban" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Most CD reviews don't start like this, but here it is: author Erik Von Daniken came up with the “ancient astronauts thesis," laid out in his popular book, Chariots Of the Gods? (1968), speculating on the extraterrestrial meddling in early human cultures, claiming that those Earth people at those particular times lacked the requisite know how ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mark Aanderud, Hernan Hecht And Stomu Takeishi As Molé Present A New Take On The Piano Trio With Their Highly Evocative "RGB" On RareNoiseRecords

Mark Aanderud, Hernan Hecht And Stomu Takeishi As Molé Present A New Take On The Piano Trio With Their Highly Evocative "RGB" On RareNoiseRecords

Freedom, experimentation and telepathy are the watch words for RGB, the latest transcendent collaboration of pianist-composer Mark Aanderud and drummer Hernan Hecht under their collective name of Molé. Joining the two longstanding partners on their second RareNoise outing is the inventive Japanese bassist and longtime New York resident Stomu Takeishi, whose highly expressive and adventurous low-end ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brainkiller: Colourless Green Superheroes

Read "Colourless Green Superheroes" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Al secondo album dopo il pirotecnico debutto di The Infiltration, il trio denominato Brainkiller colpisce ancora (in senso figurato, s'intende...) licenziando un album che definisce ulteriormente la loro schizofrenica e multicolore visione musicale. Colourless Green Superheroes, è un frullatore dove tutto è concesso, dove gli ingredienti base--il gusto per l'improvvisazione del jazz, l'energia epidermica e immediata ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brainkiller Pushes The Envelope On Genre-defying Second Album Colourless Green Superheroes

Brainkiller Pushes The Envelope On Genre-defying Second Album Colourless Green Superheroes

On the creative instrumental music scene today there are a plethora of fresh-sounding new bands that artfully blend jazz, classical, rock, electronica and the avant-garde. Add to that list the renegade trio Brainkiller, which has been flying under the radar with a potent sound that is steeped in structure while pushing the envelope on audaciousness. With ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Tyler Mitchell

Read "Take Five With Tyler Mitchell" reviewed by Carla Parisi

Meet Tyler Mitchell: Chicago born Tyler Mitchell studied the bass with Don Rafael Garrett (John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Rahsaan Roland Kirk) and Malachi Favors (Art Ensemble of Chicago). He played with Von Freeman before moving to New York in 1984.In 1985/86, he joined the Sun Ra Arkestra, with whom he played and toured Europe ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mole: What's The Meaning?

Read "What's The Meaning?" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Mole evolved via Mexican pianist Mark Aanderud and Argentinian drummer Hernan Hecht's alliance back in the early 2000s. With eminent New York City-based guitarist David Gilmore and Mexican bassist Jorge “Luri" Molina rounding out the energized quartet, What's The Meaning is an inspiring debut outing. Briskly moving amid some high-impact detours and buoyant time signatures, the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric Touring Spain - Midwest through September

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric Touring Spain - Midwest through September

Ropeadope Records Artist, guitarist Todd Clouser continues touring behind his new release, the quintet's self titled debut, which the Philadelphia Inquirer recently called “A gem of an album, Clouser spices the All- American vibe of Bill Frisell with some Jimi Hendrix Fire, 3.5/4." The exhilarating modern jazz based quartet, with its roots in electric era Miles ...

A Love Electric Announce Summer Tour

A Love Electric Announce Summer Tour

Ropedope Records artist Todd Clouser and his quintet, A Love Electric, have announced their summer tour, spanning the upper midwest and east coast. The band's press release “A Love Electric, on leave from touring overseas and under the border, take their genre bending, “blistering neo-jazz rock (The Prague Post, June 2011)," “sporting avant flourishes and grooves ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brainkiller: The Infiltration

Read "The Infiltration" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

With a name like Brainkiller, it's easy to imagine a punk band thrashing the noise to a frenzied crowd of head-bangers. While the idea is not entirely a stretch in terms of The Infiltration's energy, there are clear differences: first, instead of the usual guitar or piano-led ensemble, there's an uncommon trio of trombone, keys, and ...


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