the group

EL TERCETO was created in 1993 , owners of a unique and original concept, they are a landmark in Argentine music.
They embark from a point of freedom in an improvisatory musical language based in a repertoire of popular and folkloric music, experimenting with various Argentine and Latin American rhythms. They have managed to create their own sound, which is difficult to classify: jazz, tango, and folkloric music all live together in a unique musical combination.
EL TERCETO was originally a piano- bass- drums and voices acoustic jazz and actually they added the marimba and percussion. This work can be heard in their wide discography. They played in the most important places in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina, radio and TV shows and made many international tours (Mexico, United States, Paraguay). (go to: Discography – Internarional Tours – Concerts in Argentina – Press).


1) (1997) “TIERRA IMPROVISADA” EL TERCETO. This record receives wide acclaim from press and public and is considered one of the best records of the year. (go to Press)

2) (1999) “MENOS ES MAS” EL TERCETO. This record is also elected as one of the best records of the year. (go to Press)

3) (2000) “TOCATANGó” EL TERCETO. They play only tangos and milonga repertoire and have received excellent reception from the and audience. (go to Press).

4) (2003) “PIEDRA Y CAMINO” EL TERCETO. This album was recorded with
a new instrumentation: piano, marimba, percussion, drumset, and voices.
This production makes a great opening in the groups’ message and
enjoyed enthusiastic responses from the press and audiences alike.
(go to press).

(in the discography, EL TERCETO is formed by Hernan Rios, Norberto Minichillo and Pablo Tozzi, except “PIEDRA Y CAMINO” as a duet with Hernán Ríos and Norberto Minichillo)

Concerts in Argentina

· “El Terceto en Oliverio Allways” (1996 to 1998, Buenos Aires). (Raúl Carnota y Verónica Condomí participated as special guests).
· “Joe Zawuinul Sindicate”, opening concert (1998) in La Trastienda, Buenos Aires.
· “Festival de Jazz de Rosario” (1998), closing concert, Rosario, Argentina.
· “Buenos Aires Experimenta 1999”, in the Teatro Sarmiento, Buenos Aires.
· Festival “Buenos Aires Tango” (2001), in the Club del Vino, Buenos Aires.
· Festival “Buenos Aires jazz y otras músicas” (2002), in the Sala A – B from C.Cult.Gral. San Martín, Buenos Aires.
· Festival “Buenos Aires jazz y otras músicas” (2004) in the C.Cult.Dorrego, Buenos Aires.
· “Ciclo Músicas de Provincia”, C.C.Julián Centeya (may 2005, Buenos Aires).
· “Ciclo Talentos Argentinos”, Teatro Municipal, Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires (november 2005).
· Concerts in the interior of Argentina (Mar del Plata, Córdoba, Rosario, Jujuy, Bahía Blanca, San Luis, Entre Ríos).

Festival and Internacional tours:

· “Festival Internacional de los Siete Lagos” (Bariloche – San Martín de los Andes, Argentina, october 2000) performing sharing the programme with Dave Holland, Dino Saluzzi, Michael Brecker, Trío Fatorusso, Leny Andrade, Diane Schuur, John Pattitucci, Chucho Valdés, Lito Epumer, Javier Malosetti y Luis Salinas, among others.
· Estados Unidos (2001) “Semana Argentina en Aspen” (Colorado, Estados Unidos) making two concerts in this city.
· Paraguay (2001) “4º Festival Internacional de Jazz de Asunción” (Asunción, Paraguay) closing concert.
· México (marzo 2002) invited by Alianza Francesa, they played 10 concerts in 8 cities (Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, Saltillo, Piedras Negras, Hermosillo, Los Cabos, La Paz and Distrito Federal).
· In may and june, 2004 they make a new tour in México presenting their latest album (“Piedra y camino”) and playing duet concerts and musical improvisation and rhythm workshops in Guadalajara, Monterrey (Escuela Superior de Música y Danzas), San Luis Potosí and Hermosillo.

New projects

· NEW DVD “EL TERCETO EN VIVO” in the first half of 2006, with repertoire from the former EL TERCETO’S 4 albums and new material with the different instrumentations (piano, drums, percussion, bass and voices). It will also appear as CD album too.
· They are planning several tours for 2006: Europe, Mexico and South Africa.
· Re-edition of “TIERRA IMPROVISADA” in may, 2006.
· Recording of new material: Latin American and original repertoire and Mingus’, Ellington’s y Monk’s music in duet.

Hernán Ríos: (00-54-11) 4292 – 7277
Norberto Minichillo (00-54-11) 4522 – 7527
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