'Art Of DUO' Mili Bermejo, voice / Dan Greenspan, bass
Vocalist Mili Bermejo and bassist Dan Greenspan focus on original music, Jazz, Latin, poetry and echoes of contemporary classical in its approach. An intimate, expressive, elegant, rich in color and textures project, they are currently in the process of recording the new CD should be out in the world sometime late this year.
' To be in their audience is to be drawn into a myriad of colors, textures, flavors and sentiments. There is constant pulse in the driving force of the bass. There is poetry and meaning as Mili integrates translations into the music with soul and elegance, pulling the audience into the heart of the music. There is humor and laughter too, but LOVE is at the core of their expressive performance: love for music and life itself...'
Mili Bermejo/ Vocalist, Latin music and Jazz specialist, composer, educator: Professor at Berklee College of Music, Voice Department since 1984
" Where jazz meets Latin with elegance and soul..." Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe
"Cross-cultural projects are now commonplace, but Mili Bermejo's aesthetic has always been singular...long a fixture on the Boston scene, [;;she];; combines all manner of Latin American folk in a way that gives her music a flavor thats as up-to-the-minute as it is Old World. She has a cabaret performer's ability to get across a song, and she expressed alternating currents of sadness and humor with understated dramatic flair." Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix
At the center of Mili Bermejos recent work is her voice and bass DUO with partner bassist Dan Greenspan. Together they have developed a unique and distinctive language of their own, anchored on decades of musical collaboration. Their sound is a multicultural one, blending the aesthetics of jazz with the colors, textures, rhythms and poetic content of Latin American and classical styles. Repertoire includes a large body of Bermejos compositions, along with works of contemporary composers and standards of jazz and Latin traditions.
The elegant wanderings and improvisations of both instruments resonate in a focused, heartfelt and provocative musical dimension. Mili, a highly skilled vocal craftswoman, uses her instrument to its fullest capacity, with an exquisite purity of range and dimension. Here she joins her equal partner, Dan, a double bassist rooted in the classical and jazz traditions. Dans playing is pertinent, clear and honest, without a breath of superficiality or conceit. He dances a subtle dance between support, melody, counter-melody, and heavy groove. His command of the instrument is impeccable and moving, and at times rapturous.
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