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Providencia [CD]

Danilo Perez Audio CD

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DANILO PÉREZ
PANAMA 500

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama, becoming the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean and founding the first permanent European settlement in the Americas. Those events continue to resonate five centuries later as Panama celebrates the landmark anniversary.
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Listen  1. Daniela's Chronicles10:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Galactic Panama 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Historia De Un Amor 4:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bridge Of Life, Part I 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Providencia 5:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Irremediablemente Solo 6:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Oracle (Dedicated To Charlie Banacos) 5:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bridge Of Life, Part II 1:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Maze: The Beginning 1:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cobilla 5:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Maze: The End 1:250.99  Buy MP3 


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Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz has attracted critical acclaim whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters such as Wayne Shorter and Roy Haynes. Providencia is his debut on Mack Avenue Records and musically crosses streams of jazz, classical and Latin American folk music - which Perez refers to as "hearing music in three dimensions".

The ensemble Perez has assembled for this album is itself an expression of his concept of "global jazz", an idea he carries on from his stint with the legendary Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra. Alongside the Panamanian leader, the group includes Indian-American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lebanese-American percussionist Jamey Haddad, Colombian conga player Ernesto Diaz, Portuguese vocalist Sara Serpa and a Boston-based woodwind quintet. Joining them are Perez' longtime trio-mates, bassist Ben Street and drummer Adam Cruz.

Perez' conceptual farsightedness is expressed in a variety of ways on the album - from the dynamic "Galactic Panama", where Perez' insistent percussiveness and Mahanthappa's tense lines combine to great effect, to his two-part chamber piece for woodwind quintet and the trio, "Bridge of Life", a reference to Panama's role as a land bridge between North and South America. The pianist claims that it took him 25 years to create this exemplary music - it has been well worth the wait.


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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Adventures 21 Sep 2010
By Dr. Debra Jan Bibel - Published on Amazon.com
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Danilo Pérez composes and plays a wide style of mainstream jazz, all highly inventive with classical, global, and especially Latin influences but unique to his own. The musicians of this album are of diverse ethnic or national background, Indian and Lebanese, Colombian and Portuguese, and American. Consider also the instruments of his ensemble -- bass, drums and steelpan, congas, alto saxophone, flute, oboe, French horn, bassoon, clarinet, and Pérez's piano, percussion, and Fender Rhodes. Thus, this very modern jazz album has a classical chamber music or suite quality to it. Each track is an adventure, sometimes cruising, sometimes frantic, some with passion, some with deep intellect. From romance to hard bop, they produce various moods. Even some Ethiopian dissonance appears in Galactic Panama, perhaps because both nations share the same latitude. The more accessible tracks are Daniela's [his daughter's] Chronicles; the joyous Bridge of Life, Part I; and the somewhat avant-garde classical Bridge of Life, Part II. All tracks, however, are striking. They capture our curiosity and interest.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Open mind 7 Nov 2010
By Chema - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first time that I listen to any of his production is fascinating the depth and music knowledge displace in this production. Every number have his own creation is not a series but a very unique effort in every song in the album.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up for Danilo 16 Jun 2013
By Luis E. Castaneda - Published on Amazon.com
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It is one of the best assemblies of jazz performances by Danilo. I bought two, one to give to a friend.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Uplifting And Colourful Masterpiece! 27 May 2014
By RH - Published on Amazon.com
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Signing his next major recording contract with Detroit’s Mack Avenue Records,
Danilo Perez would successfully enter the 2010’s just as confident and innovative
as ever when he released this highly ambitious project in 2010 that solely present
an eleven-track suite which consists of globally-conscious music that successfully
fuses the true elements of jazz, classical and Latin American folk music. Inspired
by the wonderment and challenges for contributing to the healthy future of his two
daughters, Providencia places his longtime trio (Ben Street and Adam Cruz) right
alongside an eclectic cast of guest musicians where this chemistry resulted into a
genre-defined success. Beginning with the opening track Daniela’s Chronicles (a
loving ode to one of his daughters), the melodic track set proceed on other mem-
orable compositions, including Galactic Panama, Bride Of Life- Part I, The Oracle
(dedicated to Charlie Banacos), The Maze and the title track to whom Danilo and
the band performs with grace and integrity. Hailed as another of his greatest and
most important achievements, the success of Providencia had resulted in a genre
defining foray heightened by intense improvising and encouraging responsibilities.
A seamless melding of styles, subdued undercurrents and true rhythmic intensity,
Danilo leads his band through the music with commanding control at the piano as
guests star Rudresh Mahanthappa brings in a flurry of energy with his saxophone
on several tracks (notably Galactic Panama and The Maze—a duet in two parts),
which tosses the solo lines back and forth played over with instable Latin-inspired
groove, which made this such a time-honoured success. Now here is yet another
landmark hit that the great jazz pianist-composer will always be immortalized for.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - if you like Chick Corea 15 Mar 2014
By Patrick Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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The reviews on this album are up and down. This is not smooth jazz. This is not easy listening. If you like and collect Chick Corea, you are very likely to give this album five stars, and if you avoid Chick Corea, you are likely to rate this album very low. The low ratings on this album would be the same complaints about Chick Corea's music. It's not for everyone.

This album includes female voices used in unusual ways, flutes all over the range like random birds, discord, dramatic changes in tempo, sudden shifts in and out of clichéd phrases, sudden shifts in and out of modal improvisation that has nothing to do with the chord they were just in.

It is inventive and pushes the envelope of what is considered music, which to me, is reason enough to upload it into my brain, so that my own mind may be made larger.
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