Aka Moon has rubbed shoulders with musicians from all over the world: Silvaraman from India, and Baba Sissoko and Doudou N’diaye Rose from Africa, not to mention Tcha Limberger and Nedyalko Nedyalkov from the Balkans, Amir El Saffar from North Africa, and Misirli Ahmet from Turkey.
The band has also performed with some of Europe and America’s most adventurous musicians: Marc Ducret, Benoît Delbecq, Geoffroy de Masure, Magic Malik, Robin Eubanks, David Gilmore, David Linx… and not forgetting Pierre van Dormael, who was the companion of Cassol, Hatzi and Galland in the first "Nasa Na" experimentations.
The individual musical experiences of the three members of Aka feed their personal growth, but also bring a multitude of small touches to Aka Moon: Stéphane Galland also plays with Joe Zawinul, Ibrahim Maalouf, and Axelle Red, different worlds which, each in their own way, provide different sources of inspiration. Fabrizio Cassol's passion for classical music has lead him to form projects around the works of Monteverdi, Bach and Mozart. He also inventively transposed Scarlatti's sonatas into one of Aka Moon's latest opuses, The Scarlatti Book, which received an Octave Award for best jazz CD in 2015.
These three musicians have, for the last 25 years, built their career by creating their own musical language around a common project made up of musical and especially human encounters, a rare and even unique experience which Fabrizio explains as follows: "Like me, Michel and Stéphane have an artistic vision: they may be mere musicians, but they are also great artists; their potential is that of creation, complete awareness. Every time I write a new composition, they become passionately involved in it. When I am feeling uneasy, they are there to make the music stronger. When I do not think that it is good, they are there to defend the music; there is always input from them. It is something very important to the group, as this is what has been holding everything together from the beginning".