MOLE, QUEBRANTE & MORE...
The collective project between Mark Aanderud and drummer Hernan Hecht came to life after years of playing and producing different jazz and pop-rock projects together. This duet of contemporary experimental music expands in a wide variety of ways, from what started as 4 Limones with sax icon Tim Berne, to becoming a quartet with guitarist David Gilmore or a trio with bassist Stomu Takeishi or Aaron Cruz, it eventually returns to piano-drums format.
The collective has now three albums on its own, the last two under the London based label Rarenoise Records.
Grupo Quebrante a quartet formed in Barcelona, is a group of new brazilian jazz concepts, or contemporary brazilian jazz. The members are some of Europe’s most outstanding brazilian music players starting from Jurandir Santana on guitar who has been part of groups with such as Jacques and Paula Morelenbaum, Gilberto Gil and many others. Martin Laportilla, bassist from Argentina who has an extensive curriculum, pianist Mark Aanderud from Mexico, a multi stylist pianist and composer Jefferson Otto, drummer and singer who is also featured in Quebrante as a composer and singer.
Their first album called Na Beira do Mundo can be heard in all platforms.