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Across the Crystal Sea

Label: Decca Music Group
Released: 2009
Track listing: Across the Crystal Sea; Rays and Shadows; Lazy Afternoon; The Purple Condor; If I Forget You; (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings; The Saga of Rita Joe; Another Autumn.

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Danilo Perez: Across the Crystal Sea

Read "Across the Crystal Sea" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


At its most basic, Crystal Sea features pianist Danilo Perez leading a quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash, supported by percussionist Luis Quintero. Cassandra Wilson radiates vocals through two standards, “Lazy Afternoon" and “(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings." Beyond these two standards, Claus Ogerman, who arranged and conducted the orchestra, contributes ...

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Across The Crystal Sea

Label: EmArcy
Released: 2008
Track listing: Across the Crystal Sea; Rays and Shadows; Lazy Afternoon; The Purple Condor; If I Forget You; (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings; The Saga of Rita Joe; Another Autumn.

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Danilo Perez: Across The Crystal Sea

Read "Across The Crystal Sea" reviewed by Doug Collette


During the course of their collaboration on Across the Crystal Sea, pianist Danilo Perez and arranger Claus German defy convention as much as they utilize it to their own ends. Like the colors in the cover painting at first seem like pastels, but upon close inspection reveal deeper tones, the contrast of the orchestration with a ...

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Danilo Perez: Across the Crystal Sea

Read "Across the Crystal Sea" reviewed by Joel Roberts


Pianist Danilo Perez' Across the Crystal Sea, his ninth album as a leader, succeeds better than most jazz with strings efforts because the orchestral arrangements, by legendary composer and producer Claus Ogerman, work with, not against the improvisations of Perez and his top-notch trio. This is no repeat of the hackneyed formula of jazz players soloing ...

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Danilo Perez: Across the Crystal Sea

Read "Across the Crystal Sea" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


The cover art is descriptive of the recording's music--gentle brushstrokes of pastel colors portraying a picturesque vista of tranquility. This visual is indicative of what's in store from pianist Danilo Pérez's most challenging release to date, Across the Crystal Sea.A pianist whose tenure with the Wayne Shorter Quartet (e.g., Beyond the Sound Barrier (2005, ...


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