Diego Pinera

VÖ: 26.01.2018

Genre: Jazz, Drums & Percussion


ACT 9854-2, 614427985422
Diego Pinera / drums, percussion & steel drum
Tino Derado / piano & accordion
Omar Rodriguez Calvo / bass
Daniel Manrique-Smith / flutes
Julian Wasserfuhr / trumpet & flugelhorn

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

The ACT debut of Pinera, who won the ECHO Jazz award for best drummer in 2017, is a retrospective but also forward-looking portrait of the artist. After more than 17 years since leaving his native Uruguay, he returns to those roots and influences that have shaped him and made him the musician he is today.

Diego Pinera
Diego Pinera studied percussion at Berklee College of Music (USA), at the University of Music in Havana (Cuba) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. In 2017 he was awarded the ECHO Jazz as best national drummer. Pinera's encounters with the music of Latin America and the breadth of jazz serve as an artistic filter for his music. His characterful personal style is characterised by an advanced rhythmic playing concept, a jazz sound with a Latin touch as well as the urge for freedom in improvisation. However, Pinera's musical complexity and virtuosity always remain subtle, and a special freshness and lightness permeates his artistic work.