The name of the project is borrowed from the supercontinent, which will possibly emerge in 250 million years: In this all current continents will merge into one unit and all territorial borders will be overcome. The band's sound anticipates this distant future and combines musical influences from all over the world - collected during my extensive musical research trips. The debut album "Espacios Abiertos" was praised as a "delightful redefinition of cross-cultural music" (Jazzthing). The recently released second album "Camino a Mictlán" is dedicated to the Mexican "Día de Los Muertos", a homage to life.
José Díaz de León - guitar, vocals, composition
Christine Corvisier - Saxes & Flute
Roman Fuchß - bass
Christian Fehre - percussion
Antoine Duijkers - Drums
We also play in XL format with guests on piano (Norman Peplow), percussion (Roland Peil), sitar (Hindol Deb), gypsy guitar (Joscho Stephan), didgeridoo (Waskhar Schneider), flute (Daniel Manrique-Smith), vocals (Natascha Young).
"Pangea Ultima is Mexican-German Latin jazz that unites the world ..."
Indie Rocks Magazine
"From Mexico to Europe to India and Australia, the ensemble hardly leaves anything out and weaves the influences into an exciting and relaxed journey around the world."
Guitar & Bass magazine
"Pangea Ultima means the encounter with the known in order to become even more familiar with it. Encounters at the crossroads of times and cultures, from European jazz to the happy result of trips through the countries in which the sun shines, that warm sun that the Coasts of Africa and the Cuban Yambú warms. "
"They pay tribute to the musical diversity".
"The songs have a tendency to joy and to life. A contrast that is important in Mexican culture and which in Pangea Ultima creates the sonorous image of different cultures that celebrate life".
"Camino a Mictlán, a musical exploration of Mexican tradition in the face of death and the celebration of life ... Pangea Ultima is a band with influences of jazz, blues, African songs and European harmonies, uniting cultures through a universal musical journey, an attribute that gives meaning to the name of the group defined as an intercultural bet ".
"Chema put together a kind of gathering of the United Nations of Music. The multicultural integration that had taken shape three years earlier burst with force in the album Camino a Mictlán".
"The cultural diversity and thus the linguistic diversity of the material generates very different sonic and sensory experiences for the listener. As in any suite, each theme is a complete individual story and the whole is a great narrative, which in the case of Camino a Mictlán is an epic. "
"Camino a Mictlán will be an album that breaks stigmas and styles. Its basis is the concept that music is universal. "
"Pangea Ultima mixes different styles, elements and cultures in one place. Camino a Mictlán manages to incorporate all these elements into perfection, making it a pleasant journey through the world in true jazz style. "