Diego Pinera „Berlin Odd Wisdom“

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Diego Pinera „Berlin Odd Wisdom“

Diego Pinera (dr/comp), Igor Osypov (g), Peter Ehwald (sax),
Marcel Krömker (b)

Jazz

With „Berlin Odd Wisdom“, the uruguayan drummer has gathered around him a very special selection of Berlin musicians. The formation has existed since 2019 and has since developed its very own sound. The pieces composed especially for this formation create a modern synthesis of European and Latin American aesthetics. The rhythmic concept of Pinera’s compositions is based on the clave principle and is transferred in a virtuoso manner by Pinera into the world of odd time signatures. In addition, there is the harmonic understanding of jazz with its large space for improvisation, which allows each musician to add his personality and sound as an important ingredient to the formation. Pinera’s first document with this new musical approach was released by ACT Music in 2021. The album „Odd Wisdom“ was recorded in New York with Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley and Ben Monder and was included in the list of Grammy Nominees 2021. However, the Berlin band is now continuing this development. While the album production shows a strong influence of a US jazz, the Berlin formation now expands the music with the influence of European classical modernism. Above all, the work of Béla Bartók currently plays a leading role in Pinera’s compositions. A first live session, which also adds a string quartet to the formation, can already be found on YouTube. The band plans to record its own debut album in February 2023.

Diego Pinera, was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but left the country in his early teens to begin his studies at Berklee in Boston. He attracted particular attention in 2017 when he won the ECHO Jazz award for Best Instrumentalist National with his album My Picture feat. Mark Turner & Ben Street. Since 2017, his collaborations with renowned jazz musicians* from the USA have intensified, with his latest and current album Odd Wisdom being recorded with Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder and Scott Colley. In 2021, the album was officially included in the Grammy selection. He teaches at the University Of Music Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden.

Igor Osypov, is with his guitar both as a sideman and as a band leader part in a number of major jazz festivals and events around the globe such as NPR Tiny Desk, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival and others. He won awards in many different contests in Europe such as Montauban Jazz, Smietana jazz guitar competition and Jazz nad Odra.

Peter Ehwald is well known in the german jazz scene. He writes and performs music, along the tangency of Jazz and contemporary music. With his approach to rhythm rooted in the Jazz tradition, he uses unusual instrumentations and modern concepts of harmony to project the “here and now” in his energetic and yet elegiac improvisations.

Marcel Krömker won several prizes at Jugend jazzt and Jugend musiziert as a youth. He studied bass at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and at the Jazz Institut Berlin. He took courses with Avishai Cohen, Bobby McFerrin, John Ruocco, Joey Baron, Kenny Werner and John Scofield, among others. He is equally on the road as a composer and sideman.

Daniel Lindenblatt
Daniel Lindenblatt

Mit „Berlin Odd Wisdom“ hat sich der uruguayische Schlagzeuger eine ganz besondere Auswahl an Berliner Musikern um sich herumversammelt. Die Formation besteht seit 2019 und hat seitdem einen ganz eigenen Sound entwickelt. Die für diese Formation speziell komponierten Stücke erzeugen eine moderne Synthese aus europäischer und lateinamerikanischer Ästhetik. Das rhythmische Konzept der Kompositionen Pineras beruht auf dem Clave-Prinzip und wird in virtuoser Weise von Pinera in die Welt der ungeraden Taktarten überführt. Dazu gesellt sich das harmonische Verständnis des Jazz samt seinem großen Raum für Improvisation, welcher jedem Musiker es ermöglicht seine Persönlichkeit und seinen Sound als wichtige Zutat mit zur Formation hinzuzufügen. Pineras erstes Dokument mit diesem neuen musikalischen Ansatz wurde 2021 von ACT Music veröffentlicht. Das Album „Odd Wisdom“ wurde in New York mit Donny McCaslin, Scott Colleyund Ben Monder aufgenommen und wurde in die Liste der Grammy Nominees 2021 aufgenommen. Die Berliner Band führt nun aber diese Entwicklung fort. Während die Albumproduktion einen starken Einfluss eines US-amerikanischen Jazz aufweist, erweitert die Berliner Formation nun die Musik um den Einfluss der europäischen klassischen Moderne. Vor allem das Schaffen Béla Bartóksspielt aktuell eine tragende Rolle in den Kompositionen Pineras. Eine erste Livesession, die die Formation zudem um ein Streichquartett erweitert, findet sich bereits auf Youtube. Für Februar 2023 plant die Band ihr eigenes Debut-Album aufzunehmen.

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