Evolution is not linear as paleontologist Stephen Gould often reminded us; shit happens.
An American bassist/singer from NYC living in Montreal meets a Spanish guitarist from Barcelona in Frankfurt. Worlds collide and the result is a kind of jazz; a strange blend of American and Spanish idioms purified into an organic mix reminiscent of Gilberto/Getz. Super simple and super sophisticated.
Hansford Rowe began his career in the jazz clubs of New York City. With French drummer Pierre Moerlen he reformed the jazz-rock group PM Gong. International touring soon secured Hansford a place among the world's leading bass players and work with Mike Oldfield, Allan Holdsworth, John Martyn, Bireli Lagrene, La Monte Young, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski, Gary Husband and many more.
Jordi Torrens is one of the best jazz guitarists Spain has produced. He has toured the world with Latin stars like Moncho, Dyango, Armando Manzanero and Olga Guillot (with Israel Lopez Cachao on bass). He lives in Calella (Barcelona) in his native Catalonia and has strong ties to Argentina. He is sponsored worldwide by Framus Guitars.
The Paris recordings with French percussionists Francois Causse & Benoit Moerlen (marimba) and the Montreal sessions with percussionists Max Sansalone & Joanna Peters recorded by Denis Savage (Celine Dion) sound so good you'd think heart strings were nylon...