Daniel Diaz

Composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist (bass, guitar, keyboards). Born in Lanus , Argentina in 1963 , Daniel Diaz began playing bass in 1980. In 1983 he started to study theory, harmony, and bass and a year later he was working as a professional, backing several singers in small clubs around Buenos Aires. During the eighties he kept studying (harmony, counterpoint, ear training, etc.) attended to several courses and clinics such as: orchestration with Carlos Franzetti, Improvisation with Gary Burton, Production and Bass with Pedro Aznar, Tango History and Language with Horacio Salgan, and Argentine folkloric rhythms with “Cuchi” Leguizamon.

In 1993 he traveled the USA where he studied improvisation (with Bruce Gertz and Oscar Stagnaro at Berklee College of Music In Boston) and bass (with Mark Egan and Percy Jones in New York City and Alexis Skjlarevsky in LA.).

He played professionally in Argentina from 1983 until 1997 (playing other instruments among with bass) and toured and recorded with many local rock, fusion, folklore and tango bands.

He developed a career as session player, composer, arranger and producer both in Buenos Aires and Paris. His solo productions have been released in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Solo Career

From 1992 to 1997, in Buenos Aires, he played live with his electric quintet “Maquina Dura” (bass, keys, drums, sax, and percussion.) and his acoustic quartet “Maquina Blanda” (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, tabla, and flute).

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”Daniel Diaz is Argentinean. Listen to his debut recording 'The Years Alone' and you will hear the rhythms of the zamba and the chacarera. You will also hear how the musical heritage has been informed by the composer's absorption of the “outside” influences, particularly the jazz, rock, and music synthesis technology of North America. This is a new music, shaped by the irresistible influence Argentina has on her children, and by the perspective and know-how of its creator, Daniel Diaz.

'The Years Alone' has the self-assured, unassuming character of a natural merging of past and present

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

Paris

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Discography

Swan Song

Swan Song

Self Produced
2016

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Swan Song

Swan Song

DedeLand Records
2015

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Themes

Themes

DedeLand Records
2013

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Maquina Blanda

Maquina Blanda

DedeLand Records
2012

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Musique Mecanique

Musique Mecanique

DedeLand Records
2010

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Low Volume 1

Low Volume 1

DedeLand Records
2007

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