Danilo Pérez: Panama 500

Photograph: Raj Naik and Luke Severn
Danilo Pérez
Jazz Standard, Midtown Sunday February 9 2014 19:30

Danilo Pérez, the pianist in Wayne Shorter's high-wire quartet and an esteemed bandleader in his own right, celebrates Panama 500, a new concept album themed around Vasco Núñez de Balboa's so-called "discovery" of the Pacific Ocean in 1513. Here, four players from the disc's sizable ensemble cast—bassist Ben Street, drummer Adam Cruz, percussionist-vocalist Roman Díaz and violinist Alex Hargreaves—help Pérez re-create his propulsive, handsomely intricate themes in the live setting.

Venue name: Jazz Standard
Contact:
Address: 116 E 27th St
New York

Cross street: between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
Transport: Subway: 6 to 28th St
Price: $25; Fri 7, Sat 8 $30
Event website: http://jazzstandard.net