With their three voices and instruments – guitar, piano, and percussion – the Aca Seca Trio has found the heart of South America in the sublime possibilities of its folkloric and popular music. In songs written by their own Juan Quintero and esteemed composers from Uruguay, Brazil, and their native Argentina, the trio’s vocals blend and glide over Latin rhythms to create a thoroughly modern sonority that echoes the spirit of their continent’s rich heritage. [+]
JUAN QUINTERO| VOICE · GUITAR
ANDRÉS BEEUWSAERT | VOICE · KEYS
MARIANO “TIKI” CANTERO | VOICE · DRUMS · PERCUSSION
… the music is very representative and sparked my interest. What wealth our continent has! I congratulate the trio — beautiful music realized by the best of musicians. This CD represents a part of the strong roots that keep us on our continent.
“Someone recently sent me a bunch of links of you and the Aca Seca Trio. You all sound so great! What a nice combination. And those guys seem to be great musicians, so nice to hear so many chords!
And you all doing “Mas Alla” – yeah!
Really nice bass playing and solo too. Yeah, Pedro!
Anyway, you sound just as spectacular as ever. (…) Are you guys gonna play together up here anytime? (…). I would love to hear that live”.
[In 2009, Pat Metheny wrote this email to Pedro…]
“I already performed with Aca Seca in Sao Paulo. What a concert! Andres (Beeuwsaert, Aca Seca’s keyboardist) is a genious. He is one of the great pianists-composers of today (…). Andres is following my same pianistic school, that one coming from Bill Evans and going to the Keith Jarret’s side”.
[On April 2015 (interview with newspaper La Nación, regarding some new concerts with Aca Seca Trio). ]
“(…) Their music is well nourished -and a lot- and very happily by Egberto Gismonti, by the Brazilian Bachiana, by The Beatles, by Keith Jarrett…by a lot of things. (…) and their are a look toward the future. (…) Congratulations!