PressCarola Faber, Jazz Podium Magazine, Germany
Für Liebhaber der träumerischen jazzvariante empfiehlt sich die CD des argentiniers Daniel Diaz…Sie bilden keinen Zusatz im Ensemble, sondern vervollkommnen und bereichern -auch in der Abminschung- den Gesamtklang. Eine interesante Ergansung inder CD-Samlung!
Dan Greenspan, Boston, 1995
"Daniel Díaz 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 Díaz.
'The Years Alone' has the self-assured, unassuming character of a natural merging of past and present. The 11 selections are his own compositions, based in spirit and rhythm on the folklore of his land, and feature his expressive and melodic bass playing and abilities as multi instrumentalist. Díaz's studies of jazz and classical idioms and affinity for contemporary harmony and technology are evident throughout, and put an unique stamp on his particular expression of the argentine soul.
Read MoreCliff Furnald, Roots World, New Heaven, USA.
"..there seems to be no limits to his talents: composing, arranging, and playing bass, synths, drums, and guitar. There are some sparkling moments on his albums, some new ideas, and some glimmers of real depth. Every song has a moment of brightness...."
-Cliff Furnald, Roots World, New Heaven, USA.
KVMR Program Guide, USA. (Apr 01, 1996)
"Sensual, Sweet, Somber, sad, sensational, sexy, night, fog, rain, clouds, clear skies, ....are there any other words to describe this emotive music based on non traditional structures and forms? Let me just feel this music: something different again."
Indie Music .com (May 03, 2008)
“The performance and composition on the album are undeniably impressive. Using seven different basses (upright, acoustics, and electrics), Diaz achieves many different sounds and tones from his instruments.
Read MoreR.K.K., NOVA Magazine, France (Sep 01, 2005)
Les 2 Amériques parisiennes réunies autour d'un répertoire du cône sud, avec 3 gaillards de bonne stature : Daniel Diaz, bassiste et compositeur, vient d'Argentine, tout comme Javier Estrella, percu tous terrains. Bobby Rangell, lui, vient de l'autre Amérique, celle du nord, son sax et sa flûte sont familiers à toute la galaxie latino-parisienne.