Born as an online project in the middle of the pandemic in 2020, Dàien5 is a quintet composed by Cesare Mecca (trumpet - Turin), Casimir Ekman (tenor sax - Suomi/Finland), Giuseppe Blanco (piano - Milan), Matteo Padoin (double bass - Treviso) and Daniele Patton (drums - Trento). Very young musicians, with a background of prestigious studies between Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Berklee College of Music in Boston, Conservatorium Van Amsterdam and Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan.
The ensemble has recorded First Pick in October 2021, an album of 9 tracks in which is perceptible the stylistic influence that comes from the "Blue Note sound" and the hard bop language of Horace Silver, Art Blakey and Cannonball Adderley. The compositions are all original, written specifically for the project, and composed by the five components. The sound comes from the tradition to evolve in the current jazz influences.
The album was released by BACÀN label the 8 April 2022.
Cesare Mecca, trumpet
Casimir Ekman, saxophone
Giuseppe Blanco, piano
Matteo Padoin, doublebass
Daniele Patton, drums