“Building upon a fresh, inspiring, imaginative, and unprecedented intersection of jazz and prog rock, House of Waters reinvigorates the movement with [a] new and vibrant assemblage of creativity. Centuries in the making, Rising is a defining moment in twenty-first century fusion.”– All About Jazz
“In today’s world, there are no musical boundaries,” says Max ZT of ‘House of Waters,’ a trio that makes those words come alive as they incorporate elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound. The “Jimi Hendrix of the Hammered Dulcimer” (NPR), Max ZT is an innovator of an instrument rarely heard in contemporary music. With roots in Irish folk music, Max has studied in Senegal, where he trained with the Cissoko Griot family, and India, where he studied under the santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.
Moto Fukushima is a recognized master of the six-string bass. With a background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music and the music of South America, Moto’s playing is a combination of finesse, subtlety, and power that leaves audiences “slack-jawed in awe.” (Jazz Wise)
House of Waters’ latest album, Rising, produced by Guy Eckstine (Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti, Wayne Shorter) was released in partnership with GroundUp Music in February 2019.
House of Waters has scored an Emmy-winning documentary (ESPN), and recently re-scored three 100+ year old French Dadaist-Era silent films in partnership with GroundUP Music and Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.