Orchestrazione di strategie, visione d'insieme, project planning, ricchezza, gestione efficace del tempo e superiorità competitiva. Un completissimo excursus sull'arte universale della tattica dal Sun Tzu a Steve Jobs, passando per Napoleone Bonaparte, Giulio Cesare, Confucio e per i mille segreti della saggezza samurai. …
Improvvisare su ogni tipo di repertorio. Liberarsi dalla gabbia degli accordi per arrivare alla forma libera, alla melodia pura. È la nuova sfida di Danilo Rea, che qui si confronta con i grandi compositori classici: "L'improvvisazione nasce in Europa, loro ne erano maestri. Il jazz ha riscoperto questa attitudine, smarrita da chi oggi interpreta rigidamente le loro partiture". Rea ha scelto il piano solo, per avere massima libertà interpretativa, ma in alcuni brani spicca la voce di sua figlia Oona. "Canta tre brani originali e poi The Man I Love di Gershwin, trait d'union tra la classica e il jazz, nonché doverosa dedica al suo papà". Romantico.
With Till Then, Danilo Perez pays tribute to popular composers he feels have made a difference in the world. Though the Panamanian pianist offers a few original compositions, the work of other composers - well-known, consequential people - is the main focus of this Tommy LiPuma-produced CD.
Danilo Perez has invited us to step onto Central Avenue to re-examine his musical heritage. His fourth album, named for the main boulevard in his native Panama City, Panama, serves up a mix of blues, folk singing and nostalgia. Perez's fresh, liberating piano reinterprets such jazz standards as Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and John Coltrane's "Impressions" by using new combinations of rhythms, tempos and instruments that ultimately spotlight his technique.
Pianist Danilo Perez's second recording as a leader is a real gem. Divided into "Time Past" and "Time Present," Perez performs music utilizing Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms, complex time signatures, original themes, the influence of bop, and his own very strong technique. The personnel and instrumentation changes from song to song, ranging from a septet with both George Garzone and David Sanchez on saxophones (along with two percussionists playing a wide variety of exotic instruments) to a conventional trio, a duet with drummer Ignacio Berroa, and a pair of solo piano pieces. Bassist Larry Grenadier plays very well, always sounding confident during the very tricky music, while Perez displays a highly original yet logical style.
One unknown place led to the realization of Across the Crystal Sea, an orchestral recording with Perez and a stellar quartet (bassist Christian McBride, drummer Lewis Nash, percussionist Luis Quintero and vocal stylist Cassandra Wilson on two tracks) performing with none other than arranger/conductor Claus Ogerman, whose work is synonymous with excellence. One who possesses an affinity with jazz as heard in his collaborations with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Diana Krall, Michael Brecker and others.