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Who was Martín Carrizo, a versatile musician

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Who was Martín Carrizo, a versatile musician

Martín Carrizo was one of the drummers most exciting and innovative of Argentine rock; a musician who left his mark on different projects; He played with Gustavo Cerati and Indio Solari, among others. Composer, producer, teacher, in all these activities he put talent and passion. Unfortunately, he died of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) this Tuesday, January 11, at the age of 50.

Became known as drummer of the rock-metal band ANIMAL, where he was a stronghold within the group and stood out as a creative artist and an intelligent way of developing that style. He had a particular quality, since far from becoming a predictable musician within a very stylistic genre, sounded free within those insistent rhythms.

He was in this trio between 1994 and 1997 and participated in the albums End of a sick world (1994) and The new way of man (nineteen ninety six). With this band he made about 400 concerts in different settings in Argentina, South and Central America and the United States.

Marcelo “Corvata” Corvalán Remembers Martín Carrizo.  Photo: Instagram

Marcelo “Corvata” Corvalán remembers Martín Carrizo. Photo: Instagram

In 1997, when he left ANIMAL for strictly personal reasons, his talent already preceded him; was chosen for share the stage with Dennis Chambers and Simon Phillips on Zildjian Day, hosted by the cymbal company.

That same year, he was summoned by the guitarist from Rata Blanca, Walter Giardino, to join his personal project Walter Giardino Temple, with whom he recorded, in 1998, the only album of this project Walter Giardino Temple.

With Cerati

A year later he enters the group of Gustavo Cerati, in its first stage outside of Soda Stereo and records Puff (1999), a work that shows the ductility of this drummer who, in addition to a refined technique brought a personal sound to the different projects in which he was involved. With Cerati they presented the album in Argentina, South America, the Caribbean and some cities in the United States.

In 2001, Carrizo records his solo album Pr3ssion, where in addition to battery, plays keyboards and debuts as a producer, an activity that revealed a creativity coupled with the one he showed on the drums.

Martín Carrizo, Along With The Batteries He Sold For His Treatment Against Als.  Source: Instagram.

Martín Carrizo, along with the batteries he sold for his treatment against ALS. Source: Instagram.

In 2003 he returned to the group ANIMAL, led by Andrés Giménez, this time, not only as a drummer and composer, but also as an arranger; producer and recording and mixing technician for the album Combative that even was recorded in his home studio MC.

However, Carrizo’s hand is seen in the renovation that showed the music of the group that interested the Universal label, from Mexico, where it was released with worldwide distribution. Shows in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico followed until the band disbanded in 2005.

In the 2000s, Carrizo, in addition to being considered one of the great drummers of rock and an impeccable session player, his work as a producer and teacher was in full expansion.

On the production side, he worked with Cabezones, on the album At (2001); with Abel Pintos, in Things of the heart (2001); with ANIMAL, ANIMAL 6; with Rescue, in Remove stain (2002) and with Power of Soul, by Titi Lapolla, in Power of soul (2006), here as an electronic drum programmer, among others.

Drummer School and Indio Solari

In relation to teaching, which he had been developing since 1995, formed a school of drummers, from which musicians with a refined technique came out, among them Andrés Vilanova, drummer of Carajo.

Martín Carrizo Died At The Age Of 50.

Martín Carrizo died at the age of 50.

In 2007, it was Indio Solari who summoned him not only to play several drums from his album. Porco rex (2007), but also as a sound engineer. The following year, Solari invited him to play the final five songs of the two shows of his tour, at the La Plata stadium and incorporated him in a stable way to his band, in addition to maintaining his place as a recording engineer.

In 2010, Carrizo works almost exclusively with the Solari project; participates as a drummer and recording engineer for the album The perfume of the tempest and in the shows to present the album with Los Fundamentalistas del Aire Acondicionado; on the next Indian album, Little birds, brave little boys (2013) is back behind the drums and as a recording engineer.

In 2016, Carrizo was the only drummer in Solari’s band, but in addition to being a drummer and drum programmer, becomes the musical director of Indio Solari and The Fundamentalists of Air Conditioning.

A year later, in 2017, Carrizo announced that he was not going to be part of the Indio concerts, in Olavarría, due to a disease that prevented him from playing, soon after he reveals that he suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Martín Carrizo, was born in Buenos Aires, on January 3, 1972; he was 50 years old.

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