Perdomo, Luis / Universal Mind
Album:Universal Mind Collection:Jazz
Artist:Perdomo, Luis Added:Feb 2012
Label:Rkm Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-12 Pull Date:2012-04-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1Mar 25Mar 18Mar 11Mar 4Feb 26

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 13, 2021:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Mar 2, 2012)
Tin Can Alley
4.Apr 10, 2012:Rebop
Tin Can Alley
2.Jan 04, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum: Top Jazz of 2012
Gene's Crown
5.Apr 06, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Unified Path I
3.Apr 14, 2012:no voices aloud
Dance Of The Elephants
6.Apr 03, 2012:Rebop
Unified Path I

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-12 
LUIS PERDOMO: Universal Mind
RKM, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – This sturdy trio with pianist Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Jack DeJohnette starts from a mainstream jazz position but really asserts itself with dynamic solos that balance inward contemplation and forward thrust. Gorgeous recording quality brings out lots of detail, highlighting their chemistry. Very impressive!

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11

1. 7:57 – hard postbop swing: piano swoops & soars, strong bass, agile drums
2. 7:17 – pensive tune, serious drive: solos balance tenderness & muscularity
3. 5:50 – tight trio: hot drums trade off with and push the thoughtful piano/bass
4. 6:19 – exotic drums as piano develops a deep, beautifully rich melodic line
5. 5:58 – rolling trio, introspective but vibrant, bittersweet piano & bass solos
6. 5:39 – starts as lush piano/drum duet fantasy, turns into unspooling rhythm
7. 8:23 – swinging stroll turned upside-down, piano acrobatics, snappy rhythm
8. 5:12 – pretty waltzing tune: piano flies gracefully, falls into repetitive ending
9. 6:05 – spiralling tune with shifting tempo, downward slides, bold piano
10. 6:27 – tender ballad: warm, dappled light; first solo piano, then trio
11. 8:15 – impressionist piano vs. hard drums: really gets rolling in the middle

[ Fo ] - February 2012

Track Listing
1.Tetragon 6.Unified Path Ii
2.Langnau 7.Tin Can Alley
3.Rebellious Contemplation 8.Above The Storm
4.Unified Path I 9.Gene's Crown
5.Just Before 10.Dance Of The Elephants