• Martín Díaz
    Martín Díaz

Martín Díaz


Fresh Sound New Talent

Martín Díaz (as, ss), Lucas Martínez (ts), Floris Kappeyne (p), Omer Govreen (b), Ilia Rayskin (d), Marti Mitjavila (cl)

Reference: FSNT-606

Bar code: 8427328436069

Under the collective name of “Identities Project,” Floris, Ilia, Lucas, Omer and I release the Downbeat Jazz Award winning album “Identities.” A monumental and exceptional work that will inspire a global audience for its formidable display of melodic compositions, inspired by traditional harmonies mixed with modern sounds.

All the compositions come from emotional experiences that I had during the transition from the city of Barcelona to Amsterdam, where this band started playing together after meeting each other in the effervescent Jazz scene.

The title of the album (Identities) has a meaning related to the compositions. My composing process is based on the inspiration from other music. I listen to the sound of my favorite recordings and I take from them what I interpret. The result of this process creates my own identity. This means that I'm made of the sum of identities that come from artists and people I admire.

I think you never stop building your own self.

—Martín Díaz

01. Tempered 7:29
02. Similar Identities 6:58
03. Crazy She Calls Me 5:59
04. Parallel Fifths 6:02
05. Sleeping Calm 4:43
06. Algo Imposible 6:48
07. Bogaloo 5:39

Album details

All compositions by Martin Diaz, except #3 by Carl Sigman

Martín Díaz (alto & soprano sax on #5), Lucas Martínez (tenor sax), Floris Keppeyne (piano), Omer Govreen (double bass), Ilia Rayskin (drums). Special Guest: Marti Mitjavila (clarinet on #5).
Recorded at -2Studio Conservatorium Van Amsterdam, December 1, 2019

Engineered by Lex Tanger & Ido Zilberman
Mixed by Sergi Felipe (Underpool)
Mastered by Pieter De Wagter
Paintings by Míriam Lanzaco. Photography by Toni Llobet

Produced by Martin Diaz & Sergi Felipe
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"Amb la complicitat de la disco-gràfica Fresh Sound, el saxo-fonista Martín Díaz ha publicat el seu primer treball, Identities, debut reconegut, atenció, amb un Downbeat, els prestigiosos premis atorgats per l'homòni-ma revista americana. Un disc enregistrat al Conservatori d'Amsterdam, nexe d'unió del músic barcelonès amb la resta de la seva banda, i la participa-ció especial de Martí MItjavilaal clarinet. Quarant-dos minuts de música d'alta volada per descobrir-nos una de les grans promeses del nostre jazz."

—Joel Codina (Gener, 2021)


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