David Becker who was born in Ohio has played support for Miles Davis, Chick Corea and the Yellowjackets. As a student of guitar legend Joe Diorio, he belongs to the best guitarists within the genre for two decade and is a welcome guest at all major festivals. David Becker presents the album “Leaving Argentina”, which is inspired by his journeys to the land of the gauchos and represents a perfect symbiosis of Latin American musical culture and American-imbued guitar jazz. This ensemble, with bass Bolle Diekmann, percussionist Bruce Becker and Daria Polonara as guest on Bandoneon, shows the highest performance culture, and provides the perfect basis for Becker's elegant guitar playing. With his warm, mature tone, his fine phrasings and melodious diversity, David Becker presents 12 expressive compositions for connoisseurs of subtle guitar esthetics. “Leaving Argentina” explains why the top writer Roger Willemsen called him “one of the best jazz guitarists of all times”.
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David Becker: electric and acoustic guitars Bruce Becker: drums, percussion Tom Lilly: bass