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Riza Arshad piano, synth, organ, accordeon
Tohpati guitar
Aditya Pratama bass
Endang Ramdan kendang

Style: Contemporary Jazz


SimakDialog (to listen carefully to the dialog) is a progressive jazz group. Formed in 1993 by pianist/ composer Riza Arshad and drummer Arie Ayunir. They started the band together with guitarist Tohpati and bassist Indro as a group of a few most prominent young Indonesia musicians. Their music could be categorized on jazz adult contemporary, which influenced mostly by the global jazz style with an exotic mixture of Indonesian environment. The instrumentations of its music are a well blend of acoustic idioms.

As the richest-land and culture state in the world, Indonesia treasures a vast variety of art-forms that endures many new art and culture group/s inspiration around the world. As for its music, the eastern – Indonesian music, rhythm and culture in particular – and the western idioms blend naturally in the exploration of sD’s creative works.

The Band has released three albums entitled “lukisan”, “baur”, and “Trance/ Mission”.

SimakDialog got 2 awards from Anugerah Musik Indonesia (Indonesian Music Awards 2003)- Best Jazz/ Contemporary Jazz Album (Trance/ Mission), and Best Jazz / Contemporary Jazz Producer (Riza Arshad – Trance/ Mission).

Recent information : Riza Arshad, piano and synth, Tohpati "Bontot" Ario Hutama, guitars, Endang Ramdan, kendang and Adhitya Pratama, bass is carrying a new form of music in different texture, harmonies and sounds that could expectedly be heard on their next  project – “Jendela”, their fourth album.


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