"The Sound of NY" is the exploration of the musical world of a new generation of artists based in NYCity. These musicians hail from different countries, with their own stories and diverse experiences, are giving birth to a new musical wave that takes shape influencing worldwide the artistic scene.It's right in NY today that this impulse is stronger than ever: the sounds come from a deep integration of music of the past and today, interacting with other artistic forms. It's a modern concentration of African-American music influences, including classical and contemporary, as well as more mainstream styles such as Jazz, Hip-Hop, R'B, Rock...10 musicians internationally known will lead us into this world walking along the streets of NY. We will see the places where they live & listen to the music they compose to know their artistic essence.
Luis Perdomo (born in Caracas) is an American jazz pianist and composer. His style is directly & indirectly influenced by B.Powell, O.Peterson, McCoy Tyner, P.Bley, H.Hancock. "The biggest lesson I received from Gerry Weil in Venezuela, was to keep my mind open to all types of music" (L.Perdomo)
He has played with R.Irizarry and Timbalaye, Ray Barretto's sextet, D. Sanchez, J.Patitucci, D.Douglas, B.Lynch, T.Harrell, D.Gilmore and D.Weiss & "The Cookers"... He has been a long-standing member of Miguel Zenon's quartet & was a member of Ravi Coltrane's quartet for 10 years. Mimi Jones (Miriam Sullivant) is an American bassist, vocalist, composer, bandleader, education & founder of Hot Tone Music (lin 2009) & now filmaker.Born in NY city, she was raised in the Bronx. She attended The harlem School of the Arts, Fiorello H.LaGuardia Hight School and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory, NY.Her vastwork as a sidewoman includes Gigs with L.Hampton, R.Coltrane, R.Hargrove and L.Perdomo.
The Sound of NY, Luis Perdomo & Mimi Jones
Recording: Documentaire I Documentary
Director: Gloria Rebecchi