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Discography

  • Guarda que viene el tren - Música de Flores Volúmen 1 - (2006)
  • Diatónicos anónimos - Música de Flores Volúmen 2 - (2010)
  • Al sur del Maldonado - Música de Flores Volúmen 3 - (2013)
  • Brindis - Música de Flores Volúmen 4 - (2016)

 

 

Members featured in the album

  • Guarda que viene el tren - Música de Flores Volúmen 1 - (2006)

 

JUAN “POLLO” RAFFO - Piano, electric piano, organ, synths, samplers, melodica, vocoder, Minimoog bass, toys and chorus

DANIEL JOHANSEN - Tenor and soprano sax

ANDRÉS ROT - Electric bass and double bass

TOMÁS BABJACZUK - Drums

BETO MERINO - Bombo legüero, timbals, congas, bongo, redoblantes, surdos, djembé y accesories

 

Gust musicians:

JUAN CARLOS BAGLIETTO - Vocals

VÍCTOR SKORUPSKI - Contralto flute and bass clarinet

PABLO RODRÍGUEZ - Baritone sax

JUAN CRUZ DE URQUIZA - Trumpet and flugelhorn

GREGORIO RAFFO - Vocal samples

GIGAENSAMBLE CHACARITA - Strings

LUCHO GONZÁLEZ - Criolla guitar

SEBASTIÁN PRUSAK - Violin

CARLOS NOZZI - Cello

JUAN DARGENTON - Bandoneon

FRANSISCO "Cicatriz" y "Artigaz, mano izquierda" RIVERO – Electric and criolla guitar

 

Rataplán:

Cuerda de tambores de candombe

Pablo Belmes, Lele Carroll y José Ureta: Chicos

Lucas Helguero y Néstor Rijo: Repiques

Santiago Lemos y Agustín Traversa Moré: Pianos

 

Banda de Semáforo:

Luis Bacqué: Trumpets and trombones

Juan Raffo: Redoblante and tube sinth

César Borra: Bombo

Juan Junca: Dishes

 

Coro de advertencia:

Tomás Babjaczuk, Paola Hidalgo, Juan Junca, Luciano Maldonado, Beto Merino, Emiliano Messiez, Matías Ortiz, Alan Plachta, Juan Raffo, Luis Serna

 

Members featured in the album

  • Diatónicos anónimos - Música de Flores Volúmen 2 - (2010)

 

JUAN “POLLO” RAFFO - Acoustic piano, electric piano, Rhodes, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, electric piano CP80, Minimoog, accordion, melodica, claps, sampled percussion, celesta sampler, snap fingers, and chorus

MARTÍN RUR - Soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and comments

PABLO MARTÍN - 6 strings electric bass, fretless bass and double bass

RODRIGO GENNI - Drums and redoblantes

BETO MERINO - Percussion, timbals, congas, derbakes, flexatone, whistle, surdos, djembé, repique, cajón, udu, triangel, tubular bells, pandeiro, shakers, agogó, caxixi, carillón, espátula, cencerro, woods, chinese box, snap fingers, effects and clips

 

Guest Musicians:

RICHARD NANT - Trumpet and flugelhorn

DIEGO URCOLA - Trumpet and trombones

MARCELO “BEBE” FERREYRA - Trombone

FEDERICO MARQUESTÓ - Criolla guitar and guitarrón

MARTÍN PANTYRER - Comments do Brasil

FERNANDO LERMAN - Flute

VÍCTOR SKORUPSKI - Clarion

FERNANDO CHIAPPERO - Horn and clarion

LUCIANO JUNGMAN - Bandoneon

SEBASTIÁN PRUSAK - Violin

SERGIO POLIZZI - Violin

ELIZABETH RIDOLFI - Violin and viola

MARÍA EUGENIA CASTRO - Cello

NICOLÁS ROSSI - Cello

FABIÁN KEOROGLANIÁN - Vibraphone

TOMÁS BABJACZUK - Drums

PABLO RODRÍGUEZ - Baritone sax

LILIANA JAKUBOWICZ - Violin

ALEJANDRO SCHAIKIS - Violin

SERDAR GELDYMURADOV - Violin

BANJAMÍN BRU  PESCE - Viola

PEDRO CRUZ - Vocals

PABLO MARCHETTI - Vocals

CLAUDIO ORELLANO - Locution

 

Grupo Coral Cabernet:

Marcos Lozano, Diego Mercado (Sapucai), Manuel Moreira, Ale Dolina, Diego Pietropalo y Pol González

 

Members featured in the album

  • Al sur del Maldonado - Música de Flores Volúmen 3 - (2013)

 

JUAN “POLLO” RAFFO - Acoustic, electric and digital piano, organ, synthr, accordion and melodica

MARTÍN RUR - Tenor and soprano sax, clarinet and claron

TOMÁS PAGANO - 6 strings electric bass

RODRIGO GENNI - Drums and loops

 

Guest Musicians:

BETO MERINO - Tumbadoras, caxixi, tambor chico, wankara, pezuñas, shaker, cajón and bells

JONATAN SZER - Pandeiro

CÉSAR SILVA - Electric guitar

SEBASTIÁN PRUSAK - Violín

 

Members featured in the album

  • Brindis - Música de Flores Volúmen 4 - (2016)

 

JUAN “POLLO” RAFFO - Acoustic piano

MARTÍN RUR - Soprano sax, clarinet and claron

TOMÁS PAGANO - Electric bass

RODRIGO GENNI - Drums

 

Guest Musicians:

MARCELA GALVÁN ALBERTI - Flute and claps

FERNANDO LERMAN - Contralto flute, piccolo and claps

BETO MERINO - Percussion

NORA SARMORIA - Accordion and vocals

 

 

Biography

Juan “Pollo” Raffo (Buenos Aires, 1959) is a composer, arranger, conductor, keyboardist and music teacher. He exercises all these activities at once, making efforts so they not interfere with each other but become mutually reinforced. He began his piano studies at the age of 8, learning “The First Loss” (“Erster Verlust”) by Robert Schumann. Such initiation prompted him to seek after a tragic sense in music. This he has accomplished sometimes, while others he has achieved the opposite, attaining not quite as desirable humorous results.

He has had the good fortune of having great teachers, starting with his own family. In the academic field, he has received a Summa Cum Laude Diploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Master of Arts degree in Composition from New York University (NYU), having pursued this graduate study under the auspices of a Fulbright scholarship.

In 2015 he received the Konex Platinum Award to popular music as the prime exponent of the decade 2005-2014 in the discipline “Instrumental / Fusion”.

He has led various cult groups in the Argentinean contemporary popular music scene, such as Trigémino (Trigeminal) in the 70’s, El Güevo (“The Egg”) in the 80’s and Monos con Navajas (“Monkeys with Knives,” co-led with bassist Willy González) in the 90’s, which was commended by the Konex foundation as one of the top five jazz ensembles in the decade spanning 1985-1994.

Simultaneously, he has worked as an arranger, keyboardist and/or musical director for some of the most outstanding representatives of the Argentinean popular music: Juan Carlos Baglietto, Soda Stereo, León Gieco, Los Piojos, Divididos, No Te Va Gustar, Fito Páez, Manuel Wirzt, Ratones Paranoicos, Ciro y Los Persas, Juanse, Vox Dei, Miguel Cantilo, Los Gardelitos, El Bordo, Nito Mestre, María Rosa Yorio, Moris, Roque Narvaja, Fontova, Sueter, Celeste Carballo and Julia Zenko. In 2003 he produced the album “Soundances”, by trumpeter Diego Urcola, who won twice Grammy nomination (USA Grammys and Latin Grammys) in the category “Best Latin Jazz Album”. In 2006 he composed music for the album “Viva” by the same artist, which also involved Paquito D’Rivera and Dave Samuels. This latter work was also nominated for a Grammy in the same category.

Since 1990, he has been carrying out extensive teaching activities in the areas of arranging, composition, keyboards, ensemble workshops and music appreciation, making idle efforts not to arouse in his students his own obsessions. He is currently teacher at the Academic Center for Global Education at the University of New York (NYU), the Escuela de Música Contemporánea (EMC, member of the Berklee International Network) and the Tamaba institute.

Since 2003 he leads “Raffo”, the group dedicated to the interpretation of his own compositions that combine the rhythms and the character of South American music with the spirit of jazz improvisation. These elements flow through formal structures and compositional developments that are usually associated with academic music, resulting in an unstable blend of erudition and unruliness.

To date the band has released three albums, the volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the series “Music from Flores” (after the Buenos Aires neighborhood of the same name). These are “Guarda que Viene el Tren” (Watch Out! The Train is Coming!, 2006), “Diatónicos Anónimos” (Diatonic Anonymous, 2010) and “Al Sur del Maldonado” (South of the Maldonado, 2013). They are currently presenting the material in their upcoming fourth album “Brindis / Música de Flores Vol. 4” (Toast/Music from Flores Vol. 4).

Simultaneously with his activity with the group, Juan Raffo plays his compositions and arrangements in solo piano format. In addition, he performs in duo with guitarist Alan Plachta, integrates the collective of composers and performers Ensamble Real Book Argentina and is a guest composer and conductor for the Boris Big Band. He has also premiered several works of symphonic and chamber music, some of them in the city of New York and some others in Buenos Aires.

 

 

Information

* Juan “Pollo” Raffo official site