For the first Criss Cross release under his own name,
the remarkable Venezuelan-born, New York-based pianist
Luis Perdomo has chosen to Interact with
an immensely talented pair of longtime friends ---
bassist Hans Glawischnig and
drummer Eric McPherson ---
in a program that includes eight well-crafted originals,
two compositions sourced from the Broadway stage
and a particularly memorable Bud Powell tune.
A youthful veteran, who's already shared bandstands with Ray Barretto,
Dafnis Prieto, David Sanchez, Jerry Gonzalez, Miguel Zenón, and Ravi Coltrane.
With Pathways, he demonstrates his mastery
not only on Latin-tinged material but also on straightahead jazz that is,
by turns, rhapsodic, gently propulsive and downright boppish.
Luis has previously been heard on Brian Lynch's Criss Cross
album Conclave (2005).
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Speak Low (Ogden Nash / Kurt Weill) 5:51
Unexpected (Luis Perdomo) 5:51
Shine (Luis Perdomo) 6:08
Fulia Chant (Luis Perdomo) 5:45
Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe) 6:36
Piensa En Mi (A. Lara) 5:54
Chimanta (Gerry Weil / Hector Di Donna) 6:19
Baby Steps (M. Sullivan) 5:20
Sunrise (Luis Perdomo / Hans Glawischnig) 5:00
Slap (Luis Perdomo) 5:40
Oblivion (Bud Powell) 2:35
Total Time: 61:06
June 12, 2008
Brooklyn, NY, USA