Alex Acuna drums, percussion, vocal on track 4
Jan Gunnar Hoff grand piano, keyboards
Per Mathisen el. and ac. upright bass, vocal on track 10
Track 1,1 3, 5, 8, 9 by Jan Gunnar Hoff
Track 2, 7, 10, 11, by Per Mathisen
Track 4, 6 by Alex Acuna
CD: LOS 118-2
Recorded August 2012 by Dani Castelar at Studio Barxeta, Spain
Latineando recorded by Angelo Duran September 2012 at Alex Acuna Studios, LA
Additional keyboards recorded september 2012 at Hoff Studios, Bodø
Mixed October 2012 by Dani Castelar at Studio Barxeta
Mastered October 2012 by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios, London
All Pictures by Odd Gjelsnes
Only geographically are there boundaries.
Drummer/ percussionist Alex Acuña was born in the western part of Peru and raised in Puerto Rico and the USA. Electric/ acoustic bassist Per Mathisen is from the eastern part of Norway. Pianist/synth maestro Jan Gunnar Hoff is from the northern part of Norway.
‘Barxeta’ is the second album from the band, which since forming in 2008 has toured extensively. Individually, their pedigrees are impeccable. Alex is perhaps best known for his many years with Weather Report. His encyclopaedic list of credits runs from Elvis to Ella and includes concerts and recordings with the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
and Joe Zawinul. Per is also very comfortably established on the international jazz scene. He has worked with amongst others Terry Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, Bill Bruford and Ralph Peterson. Jan Gunnar has worked with luminaries such as Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Chick Corea and John Surman.