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The NYC Jazz Record: Danilo Pérez at Newport 2017

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Monday October 02, 2017

From The New York City Jazz Record

Festival Report: Newport

Inside the fort, a hard-hitting ensemble directed by pianist Danilo Pérez performed Quincy Jones’ “Jessica’s Day” and Dizzy Gillespie’s “Cubano Be, Cubano Bop”, with strong solos by trumpeter Avishai Cohen, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter and conguero/vocalist Roman Díaz, after which Pérez played an amazing solo rendition of Thelonious Monk’s “Pannonica” followed by a full-band, 7/4 treatment of Monk’s “Off Minor”, featuring a powerful extended solo from Potter, who was later joined by Pérez.