«Sato-San To» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

This Prague (CZ) music duo makes use of uncompromising and spontaneous electronic transformation. The result of their cooperation is a colorful sound whirl, peace before the storm – meditativeness alternates with massive pleasure of unsuspected possibilities. The indisputable inventive originality of the drummer and music programmer Tom Herian (other bands: Drama Jacqua, Montage, Segundo, Soil) creates the space, and the trumpet of Oskar Török (other bands: Vertigo Quintet, NUO) provides the content. The band’s style could be labeled as something between Jungle, Break, D´n´B and World music, or in terms of jazz terminology Nu-jazz or acid-jazz. Band was formed in 2008.

Free tracks can be downloaded at their offical website, www.ejazz.cz/satosanto.html.

Oskar Török - trumpet

Born 1980 in Humenné (SVK). After studies at the Classical Conservatory of Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia moved to Prague where he studied at the Jaroslav Jezek Musical Conservatory. He has been engaged in many different projects ranging from dance music to bebop: NUO, Vertigo Quintet, MUFF, DJ Blue, Jaromir Honzak, Alan Vitous, Miriam Bayle, Ondrej Stveracek quintet, Zuzana Dumkova Band, Pavel Fajt, Bucinatores tentet, Musica Vizita, Karel Ruzicka, Martin Zbrozek etc. Apart from playing the trumpet, Oskar is a fine piano player and composer.


Vertigo Quintet – Vertigo Quintet (Amplión Records, 2005)

Vertigo Quintet – Live U Staré Paní (Amplión Records, 2006)

NUO – Multimusic Minibigband (Arta 2HP, 2004)

Triny – Aven (Indies Records, 2006)

Jan Burian – Dívčí Válka (Indies Records, 2006)

Tara Fuki – Auris (Indies Records, 2007)

Tom Herian alias Drama Jacquacomes from a family of musicians. He was born on August 7, 1980 in Teplice, Czech Republic, where he also graduated from musical conservatory, specializing in drums and percussion. He has been beating the drum set since early childhood and is currently involved in several musical projects (Segundo, Feng Jung Song & Trio PUO, Montage, WNP, Skete Fotr, Soil). He currently lives and makes music in Prague. It may be said that Jacqua’s drumming specialty are grooves of broken fast-paced beats, often described as Jungle or D’n’B. He is inspired by players deeply rooted in today’s rather broad and undefined style of jazz music. Furthermore, Tom Herian is extensively engaged in composition of electronic music and working with sound. He has experimented in this field since the end of the 90’s. Herian’s solo project in experimental electronic music, Drama Jacqua, is turning out to be the theme of the day. Yet another range of electronic experiment possibilities opens with the up and coming formation Montage, a balanced duet of samples and the voice of a young and promising singer, Clarisa Vytiska. In the future, Montage is to perform as a live band, combined with an electronic backbone. It would be most unfair not to mention the Segundo band, Drama being one of its founding members, employing the skills of an electronic magician here as well. The band is built on live performance (sax, bass, drums) and computer electronic music played out of a single audio deck. Nowadays, Jacqua focuses mainly on an electro-jazz-pop band called Soil. Soil is nothing new on Prague…s jazz scene. A new album is being released in spring.