Diego Pinera
Odd Wisdom

VÖ: 29.01.2021

Genre: Empfehlungen, Drums & Percussion, US Jazz


ACT 9920-2, 614427992024
Diego Pinera / drums
Donny McCaslin / saxophone
Ben Monder / guitar
Scott Colley / bass

Music composed by Diego Pinera
except Blue Monk composed by Thelonious Monk, arranged by Diego Pinera

Recorded and rough mix by Chris Sulit at Trading 8s Recording Studio, New Jersey (NYC), February 07, 2020
Final mix and mastering by Klaus Scheuermann

Produced by Diego Pinera

Cover art by Jerry Zeniuk, by kind permission of the artist

Drummer Diego Piñera, with his prominently featured album "Odd Wisdom," brings together the groove and vibe of three worlds: the percussive diversity of his Latin American heritage, the freedom of his chosen home in Berlin, and the energy of the metropolis of New York where the recordings took place. Collaborating with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitarist Ben Monder, and bassist Scott Colley, three leading figures in contemporary US jazz, Piñera engages in a gripping exchange of extraordinary energy, sound, complexity, and tension.

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.