Danilo Perez on the 'Panama Suite'
Courtesy of Danilo Perez
From Berklee College of Music in Boston, pianist Danilo Perez and his big band give the broadcast premiere of "The Panama Suite," a rollicking, percussive work written in celebration of his homeland.
Perez started off with a trio performance and then brought out his big band, featuring 11-year-old hand percussion phenomenon Milagros Blades, to present the three-movement composition, combining jazz inflection with Panamanian folkloric rhythms.
The concert is presented by WGBH Boston, with host Eric Jackson.