Danilo Pérez On Piano Jazz In a session from 1994, the Panamanian pianist plays tunes from Monk and Rollins, as well as his own composition, "Reminisce."

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Danilo Pérez On Piano Jazz

Danilo Pérez In The Studio

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Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez worked with Dizzy Gillespie and his United Nations Orchestra, from whom he absorbed bebop and pre-bop styles. But Gillespie also impressed upon Perez the importance of getting to the roots of his own heritage, and Perez began creating music that seeks connection and defies boundaries. In this Piano Jazz session from 1994, he demonstrated his fresh ideas in his original composition "Reminisce."

Originally broadcast spring 1994.

Set List

  • "Reflections" (Monk)
  • "Alphonsina Y El Mar" (Ramirez)
  • "Easy To Remember" (Rodgers)
  • "Threnody" (McPartland)
  • "Reminisce" (Perez)
  • "Serenata/My Funny Valentine" (Franzetti/Hart, Rodgers)
  • "Bohemia After Dark" (Pettiford)
  • "Some Other Spring" (Kitchings)
  • "Oleo" (Rollins)
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