brian allen/hernan hecht duo
The Brian Allen and Hernan Hecht Duo
creates anthems for last place soccer
teams, jams for alien big band dances, and
songs for calculus teachers.  Augmenting
their respective primary instruments of
trombone and drums, Brian and Hernan
employ all manner of electronics: 8 bit
video game sounds, samplers, melodica
and various other toys and noisemakers.  
Their southwestern U.S. tour formally
releases their debut CD "Hueipi" into the

This is the first U.S. duo performance of
Native Texan Allen and Argentinian-born,
Mexico City-based Hecht.  Their playing
has been focused in Mexico, beginning in
the Yucatan this past January with
additional tours in the greater Mexico City
area, made possible by Brian's Meet the
Composer Global Connections Grant.  
Brian has been heard with Anthony
Braxton, Mark Dresser and Roswell Rudd,
his trio with Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey,
Brainkiller, and as a composer for
chamber, jazz and wind ensembles.  
Hernan also travels wide circles, working in
a trio with Bill Carrothers, gigging with
Dave Fiuczynsky and Scott Henderson,
touring his Gru-B Project and XPression
Quartet, scoring music for documentaries,
and playing drums in pop singer Ely
Guerra's band.                                          
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