The Jazz Breakfast Reviews Children Of The Light

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Tuesday November 10, 2015


Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci & Brian Blade ‘” Children Of The Light
By Peter Bacon

“What these three musicians have learnt down the years is a way of sounding much bigger than just three. The way they structure the music, the way their instruments intertwine, gives the impression of a much bigger group. Pérez, in particular, has always used expansive harmony that suggests far more than he is actually playing, and Patitucci and Blade are just as wide-reaching in their own ways…

There are manifold joys to be had in the music here recorded, but the overall joy is a similar one we get from the Shorter Quartet ‘” that ability to blend structure and freedom that results in musical flight. It might be achieved by detailed, virtuosic musical intelligence mixed with complex emotional understanding but it results in a simple and immediately communicated feeling of soaring way up there among the clouds.”

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