Courtesy of our friend Daniel Ian Smith – reedman, educator and leader of THE NEW
WORLD JAZZ COMPOSERS OCTET in MASSACHUSSETTS :
D.I.A. : “Was walking down the street on my way to teach a class at Berklee (College of
Music) yesterday and who do I see standing in front of the 1140 building ?
The great pianist Luis Perdomo.
I’ve been a huge fan of his playing for many years. Was wonderful to see him and chat
for a minute. I then went to my class (Reharmonization Techniques) and asked how
many people knew who he was ?
and I think, only 2 students knew. So I immediately took out the
new Miguel Zenon CD I have been listening to lately and played a track for them.
Luis is one of my all time favorite players.
He plays with such grace, elegance, deep swing and sophistication. It’s a blessing to have
people like him in this world. Gives me hope. Thanks for your music and for taking the
time to chat. Hope to have the great privilege of making music with him someday”.
Thanks to Daniel Ian Smith.
DJ Host of The Cuban Bridge on the radio and on television