C. Diab

“Canada’s folk-inflected epic musics sounds totally fresh in C. Diab’s hands.”
The Wire

Based out of Vancouver, Canadian bowed guitar player and trumpeter C. Diab creates music that conjures the beauty of the landscapes and awe-inspiring wilderness of his childhood home in the Vancouver Island town of Port Hardy.

Diab describes his work as ‘Cascadian guitar music’. Where Appalachian Guitar Music has a well-known musical identity, his elegant cello-bowed guitar compositions have a quality just as rare and powerful, captured with a meditative and swooping grace that’s as longing and expressive as solo cello, droning as leftfield ambient music, moving as film score and cathartic as religious song. He names the style in reference to the biogeographical (but not political) territory of the Cascade mountain region which is – just as his music – mountainous, moody, mesmeric, and filled with breathtaking majesty.

Having gained critical acclaim with the release of his debut album ‘No Perfect Wave’ in 2016 on Injazero, C. Diab has since released ‘Exit Rumination’ and played a sold-out album launch at Servant Jazz Quarters in 2018. He will be releasing his new album ‘White Whale’ in June 2020.

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