DIPLOMAT debut on BERTHOLD records!
Dem Deutschen Jazz [To German Jazz] is both a title and a tribute. With their debut album, the band DIPLOMAT pays tribute to the high quality and versatility of the contemporary German jazz scene. An extremely successful musical tribute. The quartet’s compositions exude a high degree of creativity and seem playful and light-footed. This is not least due to the many affectionate allusions to influential jazz musicians from the bebop and swing era. Ingredients that are perfectly suited to put a smile on the faces of initiated listeners.
„Berlin is our creative home base. It has a big influence on our style. People there just don’t like to be pigeonholed. This project is therefore about consciously breaking the rules and finding the right balance between traditional and avant-garde jazz. Typical Berlin, where a lot of things sound different from the rest of the republic,“ says drummer Mathias Ruppnig. Trombonist Gerhard Gschlößl adds: „Our approach is free-spirited and emphatically non-academic, although all band members have an academic background.“