Other Side of the World
Interoceanico: Hiroya Tsukamoto -guitar Marta Gomez -voice Alejandra Ortiz -voice Dan Brantigan -trumpet & flugelhorn Andrew Kim -piano & melodica Moto Fukushima -electric bass Franco Pinna -drums & percussions Brian McLaughlin -percussions & drums 'Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto uses singers Marta Gomez and Alejandra Ortiz for an impressionistic journey to Latin America' -Boston Herald 'We continue to dream in soft focus of this tranquil, modest debut when faced with the harsher world outside' -All About Jazz Interoceanico is a unique blend of eight special musicians from differents countries including Japan, Colombia, USA, Argentina and South Korea. The group was formed by a composer and guitarist, Hiroya Tsukamoto originally from Kyoto, Japan. Interoceanico's music is a cornucopia of lush harmonies, lyrical melodies, driving rhythms and the first class arrangements that form their original music. Their new CD 'The Other Side of the World' is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres. Each songs on the album is executed with the utmost conviction and sensitivity by a roster of top-notch musicians.They combine elements of South American Folklore, contemporary fusion, jazz and pop music to create an overall sound that is appealing to both non-musicians and musicians.The architecture of their music is shaped by the variety of diverse influences and backgrounds that each members have. Interoceanico's inmitable sound and inventiveness are evident throughout the musical journey that The Other Side of the World takes listener on.