in Buenos Aires in 1940. Drummer, teacher and composer. An
acclaimed percussionist with both classical and popular training.
He began his music studies at the piano and studied harmony
with Rodolfo Alchourrón, percussion with Antonio Yepes
y composition with Guillermo Graetzer, specializing in the
application of ethno-american rhythmic bases to contemporary
composition. His compositions for piano belong to this period
(go to discography).
spent seven years in Sweden (1965-1971). There he performed
with Sweden and American musicians: Ben Webster, Teté
Montoliú and Sabú Martínez, among others.
During this period he was also the permanent drum set player
in the “Dramaten Theater” in Stockholm.
He made more than 150 recordings with some of the most respected
artists in the country (Lalo Schifrin, Litto Nebbia, Luis
María Serra, Oscar López Ruiz, Mercedes Sosa,
etc.) and music for films as an improviser in marimba, vibes,
percussion and drums.
In 1981 he performed as a multi-instrumentalist in the first
American Ethnodrama “Kwaltaya” , by Iris Guiñazú
and Isabel Aretz (playing marimba, vibraphone, bombo legüero,
congas, drumset, and ethnic instruments from several American
1982, he has incorporated song and text into his musical presentations
with the various groups he has performed.
1995 he enters EL TERCETO, where he plays music a repertoire
of popular and folk music from freedom and in an improvisation
language, experimenting with Argentine and Latin American
rhythms. Owners of a unique and original concept, they are
an essential reference in Argentine music and 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. He played with EL TERCETO in the most important
places in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina, radio and
TV shows and made many international tours. (go to: Discography
– International Tours – Concerts in Argentina
(1975) “CANTO Y CLARIFICACION”, with Rodolfo Alchourrón.
(1977) “PARÁBOLA”, with Rodolfo Alchourrón.
(1983) "PRIMER MOVIMIENTO", with the “Movimiento”
Group, considered the best instrumental folk record of the
(1987) "EN TU TRANQUILO LUGAR", with the "M3"
trio (with Javier Malosetti and Norberto Machline).
(1988) “CHAMAN”, Latin American ethnic music (with
Iris Guiñazú, Ricardo Capellano and Pastor Mora).
(1990) “DESPUÉS DE ALGUNOS AÑOS”
with the Minichillo-Cevasco-Bergalli trio.
(1996) “LA MUSICA DEL SUR DEL MUNDO”, with Luis
Agudo and Pablo Bobrowicky for the “Red Records”
(1999) "BAIRES BLUE", soloist record (with Rosa
Piro, Pablo Tozzi as guests, among other musicians), for the
“Red Records” label, Italy.
9) (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)
(1999) “MENOS ES MAS” EL TERCETO. This record
is also elected as one of the best records of the year. (go
(2000) “TOCATANGó” EL TERCETO. They play
only tangos and milonga repertoire and have received excellent
reception from the and audience. (go to Press).
(2003) “PIEDRA Y CAMINO” EL TERCETO. This album
was recorded with
a new instrumentation: piano, marimba, percussion, drumset,
This production makes a great opening in the groups’
enjoyed enthusiastic responses from the press and audiences
(go to press).
(2005) “DESARTICULACIONES”, piano contemporary
music (played by Fabiana Galante).
“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,
· 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,
and Internacional tours:
International Jazz Festival "Summer Nights at MOCA"
in the Contemporary Art Museum (Los Angeles, U.S.A, august
1996), with the duet "Afrorera" with Luis Agudo,
playing piano, marimba, drums and voice, sharing the programme
with Charlie Haden and Bobby Hutcherson, among others.
· “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)
· 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.
· He has also been involved as a music, rhythm and
drum teacher, both privately and through various state-sponsored
and private institutions, since 1983 up to now (Centro Cultural
San Martín, Música Esperanza, Centro Cultural
Ricardo Rojas, Centros de Discapacitados, etc.).
· (1996) RICORDI Label publishes his book “Tambores,
un camino hacia la improvisación” (“Drums,
a path towards imptovisation”) methodology for drums
based in ethnic investigation from southamerian rhythms and
thier application in instruments and improvisation.
· Rhythm workshop – Norberto Minichillo (Mexico
- Escuela Superior de Música y Danzas de Monterrey,
2004 (Nuevo León, México)
- “Luna Dance”, Hermosillo, 2004 (Sonora, México)
- C.Cult. Cantigas y Alianza Francesa de San Luis Potosí,
- C. Cult. “Puerta 22”, Guadalajara, 2004 (México)
· Rhythm workshop in the “Buenos Aires Percusión
Festival 2005” (june 2005, Buenos Aires).
· Rhythm workshop in the project “Talentos argentinos”
(Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, november, 2005).
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 with EL TERCETO for
2006: Europe, Mexico and South Africa.
· Re-edition of “TIERRA IMPROVISADA” in
· Recording of new material: Latin American music and
Mingus’, Ellington’s y Monk’s music (with
· He is recording a soloist album playing piano, drums,
marimba and voice (jazz and Latin American music and original
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