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Acuna-Hoff-Mathisen Trio

Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, now distributes Alex Acuña: Acuña-Hoff-Mathisen Trio in Concert, a DVD package of the world-class trio performing the high quality sounds, colors, and textures they orchestrate, from DrumChannel.

Flanked by two world-renowned music luminaries, keyboardist Jan Gunnar Hoff and guitarist Per Mathisen, Acuña has assembled an outstanding jazz-fusion group on the Acuña-Hoff-Mathisen Trio in Concert DVD. Footage includes over 60 minutes of the live, in-studio performance, commentary from the band members on their collaborative and creative efforts, and an in-depth interview with the trio by legendary drummer Terry Bozzio. The DVD package also comes with a bonus audio CD of the trio’s performance.

Voted the best Latin/Brazilian percussionist in Modern Drummer magazine's Readers Poll for five consecutive years, Alex Acuña has a vast knowledge and expertise of percussion rhythms. His South American and Caribbean roots, combined with his understanding of contemporary and classical music, make him a complete and skilled master musician—one of the most sought after of our time. Best known for his work with artists such as Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, and the band Weather Report, he is a player that exhibits innovation, energy, and pure heart.

Alex Acuña: Acuña-Hoff-Mathisen Trio in Concert DVD is now available for $24.95 at music retail stores or online today through the Drummer Cafe.

Alex Acuna joins with accomplished musicians Per Mathisen and Jan Gunnar Hoff to perform in a Jazz trio that has Alex saying, "I haven't felt this way since I played with Weather Report." Here's what Terry Bozzio has to say about the Acuna-Hoff-Mathison Trio: "I was party to this improvisation here at Drum Channel and was transported to a place of excitement, joy and awe as I listened to it all go down. I don't think I have heard anything this wonderful since Weather Report disbanded & Joe Zawinul passed on. First of all the musicianship was beyond most experiences I have seen or heard. Secondly, they all excel at Orchestrational Scope, each has a wide variety of high quality sounds, colors & textures at his disposal. I truly envied Alex for having this vehicle to express himself in! But he, more than anyone else, deserves it, as a rightful heir to the Weather Report Legacy! And he does it better than anyone could! His touch, feel, choices, musicality and ideas are of the highest level. Flanked by two Norwegian geniuses Jan Gunner Hoff & Per Mathisen, Acuna has assembled a World Class Performing Trio that will soon captivate audiences everywhere with cutting edge, yet accessible new music that draws the listener in & affects a transcendent experience."

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