Sunday, November 21, 2010

Danilo Perez @ Jazz Standard 11/18/20

This is a great jazz trio.  They had a special guest female vocalist that sat in for a couple.  She has a good voice and didn't sing words and was very much another instrument - just how I like it.  Most of the music was rather mellow yet still interesting and rich enough to keep me engaged.  There was also some more lively pieces and moments where it was hard to stay seated.

A great show!

The listing:
  • Danilo Pérez – piano
  • Ben Street – bass
  • Adam Cruz – drums
“When the dust settles, the pianist Danilo Pérez will be looking like one of the best things that happened to jazz around the turn of the millennium,” The New York Times declared in 2006. Providencia, his Mack Avenue label debut, crosses streams of jazz, classical and Latin American folk music in a creative process Pérez describes as “hearing music in three dimensions.” Alongside the Panamanian leader, the group includes Indian–American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lebanese–American percussionist Jamey Haddad, Colombian conga player Ernesto Diaz, and Portuguese vocalist Sara Serpa. Danilo Pérez returns to Jazz Standard this week at the helm of his long–time working group featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Adam Cruz. “With the firmness of his keyboard attack and the limitlessness of his rhyth¬mic and harmonic fancy, Pérez has the stuff of a still-forming giant,” wrote David Adler at Jazz¬ “This trio allows him to thrive.”

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