Reviews of Latina
In 2014, gaita virtuoso Cristina Pato comissioned "The Latina 6-8 Suite" for her album latina. In addition to composing the suite, Perez performed on the album and directed. Upon it's realease in 2015, it received a four star review from Downbeat magazine. The review can be found on page 62 or the Jan 2016 issue.
Perez was later asked to arrange the piece for the Silkroad Ensemble and his arrangement for gaita, string quartet, bass, and percussion has been performed in venues including The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Massey Hall, and Chicago Symphony Center.
The concerts received great critical acclaim:
The year of two sUmmers
Upon it's release, Perez's album "The Year of Two Summers" was selected as album of the week by Latin Jazz Corner.