The Danilo Pérez Trio tribute to Dizzy Gillespie was many things, including an invitation to relax. It was also a showcase and world première for Camino de Cruces, Pérez’s contribution to the 500th anniversary celebration of the founding of Panama.
The Cecilia String Quartet players were required to relax their strictly classical trainings to accommodate a fusion of jazz, blues, African, Latin and native Panamanian musical languages. The model of relaxation and its main invitation came from the performance by Jon Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums who, joined Pérez for a first-set tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. READ THE FULL REVIEW