Peter Yellin once again steps out with an
album filled with agressive straight ahead bebop jazz in Peter's own
bright, energetic and emotional style.
Pete is joined by world renowned jazz artists
including Bob Mintzer, Rennee Rosnes, Harvey S, Sheila Jordan, and Peter
The album contains Pete's salute to Charlie Parker "CP" and many other new
compositions and several standards including "Lover Man" and "How Long Has
This Been Going On?".
Yellin has worked with jazz luminaries including
Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Herbie Hancock, Buddy Rich, Eddie Palmieri,
and Freddy Hubbard.
Peter Yellin- Alto and Soprano Sax
Bob Mintzer- Tenor Sax - tracks 1, 6, 7
Rennee Rosnes- Piano
Michael Wolfe- Piano - track 5
Dwayne Burno- Bass
Harvey S- Bass - track 5
Peter Leitch- Guitar - tracks 4, 6
Winnard Harper- Drums
Billy Hart- Drums - track 5
Sheila Jordan- Vocalist - track 8
It's been a while since I recorded a new CD (Mellow Soul- 1999-2000). Since that time I moved out to the West Coast (East Bay Berkeley, San Francisco area) and a lot has 'been going on'. I've had the opportunity to play with many of the great musicians on the West Coast and there are tons of them, including the great Louie Bellson. Being out here has allowed me to focus more on playing and less on surviving the rough and ready New York life style. That's why I feel this CD is a winner.
Since so many East Coast musicians have moved out here at one time or another (Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Freddy Hubbard , Cedar Walton, Joe Henderson, etc., etc.) the styles are merging and this CD reflects that:
Pianist Renee Rosnes is Canadian born, lives in the N.Y. area and is a member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective...Drummer Winnard Harper is an East Coaster who plays out here regularly...Saxist Bob Mintzer is also a New Yorker who plays with the West Coast based Yellow Jackets...Bassist Dwayne Burno also lives in NY but is a member of West Coast vibist Bobby Hutchersons group...Singer Sheila Jordan and Guitarist Peter Leitch are East Coast dyed in the wool beboppers.