|Years active 1979–present||Website www.strunzandfarah.com|
|Origin Los Angeles, California, United States|
Genres Flamenco, World, Jazz, Latin, Instrumental
Labels Selva, Milestone, AudioQuest, Mesa
Members Jorge StrunzArdeshir Farah
Albums Primal Magic, Wild Muse, Strunz & Farah Live
Strunz farah nightjams
- Strunz farah nightjams
- Strunz farah caracol
- Studio Albums
- Jorge Strunz
- As featured artists
- Other Compilation Appearances
Strunz farah caracol
Jorge Strunz, born in Costa Rica, and Ardeshir Farah, hailing from Iran, met in the United States in 1979. Jorge Strunz was one of the founders of the Latin jazz band Caldera. Caldera combined jazz, funk and rock with a wide variety of Latin music, influenced by 1970s fusion explorers like Return to Forever and Weather Report. The four albums Caldera released (none of which have been reissued on CD) did not sell, and the band called it quits in 1979.
Having both played guitar professionally since their early teens, Strunz and Iranian guitarist Ardeshir Farah soon teamed up and released their self-produced first album, "Mosaico", in 1980, which started their own label, Selva Records. They soon caught the attention of Richard Bock, an important figure in jazz radio, who helped the duo land a contract with the jazz label Milestone.
Strunz & Farah have since released nineteen recordings together, several albums as a duo and collaborating with Rubén Blades ("Joseph and His Brothers" BMG, 1993) and with L. Subramaniam on two tracks ("Confluence" and "Shadow of Heaven") on their debut recording, "Mosaico".
Their latest album, "Moods and Visions", was released in April 15, 2014.
As featured artists
Other Compilation Appearances
El JaguarAméricas · 1992
Heat of the SunHeat of the Sun · 1995
Ida Y VueltaPrimal Magic · 1990