Picking up the baton of Fusion greats like Weather Report, Chick Corea's Electric Band, Herbie Hancock, Sixum, and Zawinul Syndicate, PATAX includes the influences of Jazz artists such as Irakere, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Hermeto Pascoal, and Paco de Lucia.
We began with the ambitious goal of taking Fusion to a new place, where a communion between Flamenco, Funk, and Afro-Cuban influences is the key ingredient in a complex and magical recipe.
It is rare to experience a percussionist assuming the leading role and composer's seat in a Jazz band.
Jorge Perez, with both American and Spanish citizenships, presents a fascinating new mix that incorporates the blend of cultures with his outstanding knowledge of each of their roots.
In his quest he has put together an exceptionally gifted band composed of the new generation of international Jazz players located in Spain.
Some listeners have described PATAX as the band that the Fusion scene in Europe has been waiting for