Fresh off a very busy and globetrotting 2018 which saw House Of Waters lauded through 4 tours of Europe, their first tour in India, and numerous shows and festivals in the USA, the ground breaking and genre bending Brooklyn-based world fusion ensemble return to Joe’s Pub to celebrate the release of their new album!
Released in partnership with GroundUp Music and Produced by Grammy winning producer - Guy Eckstine, their new effort focuses on the unique interplay between the band and the results are spectacular. The album features the tight rhythm section of Japanese bassist, Moto Fukushima; Argentinian drummer and percussionist, Ignacio Rivas-Bixio; and hammered dulcimer virtuoso, Max ZT. The resulting mix of world class improvisational skills, compositional acumen, and downright hire wire musical acrobatics create a sonic thunderstorm of supernatural delights!
Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to India, where he received a grant to study under the santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.
Moto Fukushima has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Accompanying such greats as Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, and Dave Weckl, he has redefined the role of the bass. With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music and the African inspired musics of South America, Moto's playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.
Drummer Ignacio Rivas Bixio mixes South American rhythms with powerful fusion beats. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ignacio moved to NYC after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and is one of the most sought after drummers on the scene.
House of Waters has scored an Emmy winning documentary for ESPN, and has shared the stage with some of the most influential musical leaders of the century including: Pandit Ravi Shankar, Victor Wooten, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, Snarky Puppy, Karsh Kale, and more.
Their newest record - House of Waters - released on Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP Record Label, and debuted at #2 on the iTunes World Music Charts. All About Jazz calls it., “A rare and beautiful gem,” while TimeOutNY calls their performances “A sight to behold.”
“...Grasping for definitions is useless with this band. Their genre can only be described by other words like fresh, calm, serene, and bliss. Hearing something this new to me feels like I'm hearing music for the first time all over again.”
Paste Music and Daytrotter
“One of the most unique groups you will ever come across . . . I can only describe their sound as being a sound which one has longed to hear without truly realizing it.”
“London's new favourite band.”
“House of Waters is a band that is bending the very fabric of the musical universe as we know it.”