Friday, October 17, 2008

a musical vacation

I had an exceptional treat last night - seeing the Danilo Perez Trio at Jazz Showcase. If you've never experienced the music of Danilo Perez, it's sophisticated jazz with classical bones - at times lyrical, often intensely rhythmic, heavily syncopated, with complex interaction between the players. When you hear a familiar tune, such as the Beatles' Yesterday or a jazz standard, it is creatively and refreshingly interpreted. Listening to them was like mentally traveling to many destinations in the space of a few hours, escaping from the mundane.

If you want to see three first-rate performers at the top of their game giving an extraordinary performance, GO! If you haven't been to Jazz Showcase in their new space, GO! The Danilo Perez Trio is in town thru Sunday 10/19.

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