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Buddy Terry: Awareness

Read "Awareness" reviewed by Chris May

Strictly niche in 2018, and on the margins even during his early 1970s heyday, New Jersey's Buddy Terry was among the cohort of soul-jazz musicians who, inspired by the rise of the black consciousness movement in the late 1960s, elected to recalibrate and repurpose their music. The new aesthetic became known as freedom jazz (and, later, ...

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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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 ...