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).
|1.||Speak Low (Ogden Nash / Kurt Weill) 5:51|
|2.||Unexpected (Luis Perdomo) 5:51|
|3.||Shine (Luis Perdomo) 6:08|
|4.||Fulia Chant (Luis Perdomo) 5:45|
|5.||Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe) 6:36|
|6.||Piensa En Mi (A. Lara) 5:54|
|7.||Chimanta (Gerry Weil / Hector Di Donna) 6:19|
|8.||Baby Steps (M. Sullivan) 5:20|
|9.||Sunrise (Luis Perdomo / Hans Glawischnig) 5:00|
|10.||Slap (Luis Perdomo) 5:40|
|11.||Oblivion (Bud Powell) 2:35|
Total Time: 61:06
Recorded June 12, 2008 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano