Jon Garelick's of the Boston Globe released his year end list of 2014's top jazz albums. AT the very top of his list is Panama 500.
Here's what Jon had to say about the album - "Pianist, composer, and Berklee prof Pérez commemorated the 500th anniversary of Balboa’s “discovery” of the Pacific Ocean on Panama’s west coast, as well as the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, with this vibrant exploration of varied musical languages, from ancient dance rhythms to modern jazz. Deploying various ensembles, Pérez conveyed history as living memory."
To see the rest of the list click here