"HJ (Hector Javier) Ayala is a free-jazz/experimental guitarist originally from Mexico who is now residing in Strasbourg, France. His new release is experimental in the most relaxed and mellow sense of the word. A truly enjoyable release, especially since not only does HJ have his own style, but he references artists such as John Scofield, John Abercrombie (may his name be eternal) and even John Fahey (also, memory eternal). Gorgeous but challenging material here." (R. Carrera). A Miscellany Of Tasteful…, January 9, 2018. 

"The Post-Decadent Singers are a group led by Mexican guitarist Hector Javier (H.J.) Ayala. Mellow, shimmering, improvisational music. H.J. is a cut above so many other experimental musicians out there. For more on Hector’s music, consider visiting his Bandcamp site." JUNE 17, 2017

"I don’t know what is going on in France that is drawing in such amazing talent from outside her borders (it’s probably the incredibly good quality of local performers who are developing massive catalogs and worldwide respect for their bodies of work), but the country is seeing a small explosion of creativity. One case-in-point is the Mexican guitarist Hector Javier Ayala. He has begun releasing some incredible CDs recently (his newest will be reviewed here soon, but this particular album was done in collaboration with drummer Cedric Lemaire. The recordings are sparse, but gel together quite nicely. A lot of the material reminded be of Derek Bailey and is free improvisations with percussionists around the world." –Rudy Carrera

« Résonances secrets des cordes. Respirations émouvantes. Le souffle d’Hector Ayala est une brise polychrome pour rêveurs mélomanes. » –Guillaume Chevreau

« HJ AYALA maîtrise un blues résonant entre montagnes du Wyoming et la Pampa argentine. » –DNA

« It was wonderful to listen to [first album]. I liked the spontaneity of it, and the freedom of the improvisations. » –Larry Polansky,

« HJ (Hector Javier) Ayala is a free-jazz/experimental guitarist originally from Mexico who is now residing in Strasbourg, France. His new release is experimental in the most relaxed and mellow sense of the word. A truly enjoyable release, especially since not only does HJ have his own style, but he references artists such as John Scofield, John Abercrombie (may his name be eternal) and even John Fahey (also, memory eternal). Gorgeous but challenging material here. » A Miscellany Of Tasteful…, January 9, 2018. 

 

Hector Javier Ayala (Post Jazz/Avant Roots/Noise/Free/ Avant Garde), guitariste culte de l'underground mexicain, vit à Strasbourg depuis 2008. Souvent classé comme un musicien de jazz, sa musique est enracinée dans des formes traditionnelles et acoustiques. Au fil de la guitare, il tire aussi ses sources du blues, du rock psychédélique, des musiques d’avant-garde pour engendrer un son métisse et pimenté.  Aussi à l’aise dans le rock, le jazz  et la musique improvisée, HJ Ayala est un guitariste syncrétique qui a su s’affranchir les étiquettes musicales.