This Was Indeed Global Jazz!
When Danilo announced the band members, he told us their nationalities – I recall Brazil, Cuba, and Honduras, and I know there were others. It reminded me at the universality of the language of music.
The band was composed of many pieces, especially on the smallish stage. Danilo is a pianist, and I loved watching his hands glide across the keys. There was a drummer (who I believe is Adam Cruz), percussionist (whose first name is Roman), bass, guitar, saxophone (for a couple of numbers), and violin (which isn’t the first instrument that comes to mind when I think about Latin jazz). There could have been more as well!
This was a CD release show; I would recommend purchasing “Panama 500” to add to your jazz collection.
The show opened with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and I really enjoyed their brief set. What struck me most about them was the Israeli harmonica player. Yes, a jazz harmonica player. We spoke with him after the show – he’s about to embark on a European tour with Danilo. He made the harmonica sound almost like a violin at times. Very impressive!
A wonderful performance was enjoyed by all!
Posted on February 19, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Berklee Global Jazz Institute, boston, concert review, Danilo Perez, jazz, Latin jazz, music, Scullers Jazz. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.