Danilo Pérez — „Crisálida“ (March 18, 2022)

PANAMA FLAG.png                                                                                              Danilo Pérez — „Crisálida“ (March 18, 2022)
⇔  Pianista, skladatel, humanitární pracovník a aktivista Danilo Pérez věří, že sjednocený globální pohled na umění a sociální spravedlnost jsou klíčem k posunu lidstva vpřed v harmonii. Pérez kvůli tomuto albu svolal své Global Messengers — několik nadaných absolventů Berklee Global Jazz Institute, které mentoroval Danilo pocházející z Palestiny, Řecka a Jordánska — aby přispěli svými kulturními poznatky a osobními zkušenostmi s cílem vybudovat komunitu prostřednictvím hudby bez hranic.
↵   „Můžeme ‚kompromisovat‘ (spontánní kompozice) s hutnými harmonickými a melodickými formami, ale můžeme také prozkoumat krásu jednoduché harmonie,“ říká Pérez. „A můžete vidět péči, jakou každý z nás věnuje písním, které jsme přinesli.“
Born: December 29, 1966 in Panama
Location: Panama
Album release: March 18, 2022
Record Label: Mack Avenue Records
Duration:    50:04
Tracks:
1. La Muralla (Glass Walls) Suite: Rise from Love   5:55    
2. La Muralla (Glass Walls) Suite: Monopatia (Pathways)   7:04    
3. La Muralla (Glass Walls) Suite: Calling for the Dawn   6:57
4. La Muralla (Glass Walls) Suite: Muropatía   4:35    
5. Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Adrift   3:48    
6. Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al~Musafir Blues   11:57    
7. Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Kalesma (True Calling)   5:24    
8. Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Unknown Destination   4:24

Crisalida Review by Matt Collar. Score: ★★★★ 
⇔  Having spent much of 2018 through 2020 distinguishing himself on Grammy~winning projects by Wayne Shorter and Kurt Elling, Danilo Pérez broadly expands his own globally~minded, deeply cross~pollinated jazz with 2022’s Crisálida. The album is the Panamanian~born pianist’s fourth for Mack Avenue and picks up on many of the cross~cultural threads that informed 2010’s Providencia and 2014’s Panama 500.
⇔  Consisting of two four~part suites, Crisálida is one of Pérez’s most ambitious and philosophical, representing his long~standing passion for such issues as immigration, environmentalism, and social change. Showcased on the album is his group the Global Messengers, an international cadre of alumni from Pérez’s Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Among them are vocalist Farayi Malek, Iraqi~Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq, Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash, Greek laouto player Vasilis Kostas, and Israeli~born percussionist Tareq Rantisi. Also featured is Pérez’s wife, Chilean vocalist and saxophonist Patricia Zarate, as well as Greek vocalist Eirini Tornesaki. Pérez establishes his ambitious, pan~continental atmosphere from the start on the Latin~ and Eastern~inflected “Rising from Love.” Beginning with a delicate flute and piano intro, the song segues into a bright vocal section featuring the Greek Kalesma Children’s Choir of the Ark of the World. From there, it morphs organically into Sidiq and Kostas’ shimmering violin and laouto duo that eventually frames Malek’s yearning vocal melody.
⇔  The rest of Crisálida follows in equally organic fashion, straddling the line between modern creative jazz and contemporary classical, all the while making room for Pérez’s Global Messengers to add their distinctive musical voices to each track.
⇔  https://www.allmusic.com/album/crisalida-mw0003654539
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