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Diego Pinera

Despertando - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9854-2
  • Barcode: 614427985422
  • German Release: 26/01/2018
  • Genre: Jazz

It was the awakening (Despertando) of a tinge of longing which inspired Diego Pinera to record this album. More than seventeen years after having left his native Uruguay, he re-visits his roots, the influences which first left their mark on him, and the legacy which made him the musician he is today.

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It was the awakening (Despertando) of a tinge of longing which inspired Diego Pinera to record this album. More than seventeen years after having left his native Uruguay, he re-visits his roots, the influences which first left their mark on him, and the legacy which made him the musician he is today.His choice of compositions is highly personal: tunes by Gato Barbieri and Ernesto Lecuona are clear cultural references to Argentina and Cuba (Pinera also studied in Havana). His own composition “Osvaldo por Nueve” is a homage to his first teacher and mentor Osvaldo Fattoruso. It is also Pinera’s modern take on the ‘candombe’ folklore tradition, popular in Uruguay. The track “Yakarito Terere” is personal too: a composition by his father, inspired by a memory from childhood, of regular excursions into the hinterland of Montevideo.Pinera’s en...

line up

Diego Pinera / drums, percussion & steel drum
Tino Derado / piano & accordion
Omar Rodriguez Calvo / bass
Daniel Manrique-Smith / flutes
Julian Wasserfuhr / trumpet & flugelhorn


Recording Information

Produced by Siggi Loch

Recorded by Klaus Scheuermann
at Hansa Studios Berlin, April 24 & 25, 2017.
Assistant: Nanni Johansson
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art by Nathan Carter, Fascinator For For Gene Genie, 2016
Acrylic on aluminum, 74 x 63.25" / 188 x 160.7cm
Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York