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Luis Perdomo: Universal Mind

Read "Universal Mind" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While pianist Luis Perdomo has earned plenty of praise for his work in Latin jazz settings with different artists such as percussionist Ray Barretto and saxophonist Miguel Zenón, classifying him as a “Latin jazz pianist" would be a mistake. Perdomo may earn his daily bread playing piano with many Latin luminaries and legends-to-be, but his work ...

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Graham Haynes: Full Circle

Read "Full Circle" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Graham Haynes ha ormai maturato un’esperienza ricca, diversificata nei suoi capitoli. Se come strumentista ha saputo costantemente farsi valere sia in contesti d’avanguardia che in quelli più convenzionali, come leader-compositore ha intrapreso strade sperimentali tuttora in divenire, come dimostra questo recente Full Circle, opera in otto atti densa di riferimenti, proiettata idealmente in un futuro ancora dai contorni ...

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Robin Eubanks + EB3: Live Vol. 1

Read "Live Vol. 1" reviewed by Jim Santella

Trombonist Robin Eubanks believes in staying up with the times. Not that electric trombone, trumpet or saxophone are anything new but relatively few jazz artists use them in concert since the looping and the pedal work can be quite complex. The opportunity to see it done live or on DVD is always something special. Eubanks' contemporary ...

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Robin Eubanks & EB3: Live Vol. 1

Read "Live Vol. 1" reviewed by John Kelman

While ongoing developments in the area of technology have made it possible for artists to create a big band sound on a small band budget, you'd be hard pressed to find a group integrating it as seamlessly and interactively as trombonist Robin Eubanks' EB3 on Live Vol. 1. Thankfully Eubanks, rather than leaving listeners scratching their ...

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Luis Perdomo: Awareness

Read "Awareness" reviewed by Budd Kopman

From the very first notes, pianist Luis Perdomo's Awareness demands attention because of its enormous energy: this record simply will not fade into the aural background.

As shown by his debut release, Focus Point, Perdomo is a very thoughtful and intense musician who refuses to be pigeonholed in any single genre among the ...

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Luis Perdomo: Awareness

Read "Awareness" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Awareness is a resolute work of progressive jazz by one of today's emerging pianists, Luis Perdomo. The Venezuela native has memorably contributed to recordings of bright jazz names like Ravi Coltrane (In Flux, Savoy, 2005), Miguel Zenon (Jibaro, Marsalis Music, 2005) and Dafnis Prieto (About The Monks, ZOHO, 2005).

Where his 2005 debut ...

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David Gilmore: Unified Presence

Read "David Gilmore: Unified Presence" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

David Gilmore
Unified Presence
RKM Records
2006

Let's break it down. You won't find this statement in David Gilmore's bio or on his website, but here it is: Gilmore is one of the baddest guitarists on the planet. Here's why--rhythmic acuity. If I were to write a book on jazz, ...

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Luis Perdomo: Awareness

Read "Awareness" reviewed by John Kelman

Venezuelan-born pianist Luis Perdomo is one of a new breed of Latin artists (also including saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Edward Simon) who, while remaining true to their cultural roots, are equally informed by broader interests--including modernistic jazz concepts and European classical music. His debut, Focus Point (RKM, 2004), confirmed his forward-thinking ability to find the ...

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Luis Perdomo: Focus Point

Read "Focus Point" reviewed by John Kelman

A focus point refers to the place where many things, often disparate, converge into one. Venezuelan pianist Luis Perdomo, who has emerged onto the vibrant and cosmopolitan New York live scene in the past few years, provides an apt example. His début release of the same name exposes a player who, while unquestionably rooted in Afro-Cuban ...

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Luis Perdomo: Focus Point

Read "Focus Point" reviewed by Russ Musto

Luis Perdomo's maiden voyage as a leader is as impressive a debut disc as any released by a young musician in recent memory. The pianist/composer presents ten original compositions (eight by himself) in a variety of settings (solo, duo, trio, quartet and quintet) that clearly demonstrate how woefully inadequate the term Latin jazz is in describing ...