For most trumpeters in jazz today it must be difficult to walk the tightrope stretched between the pits of history and progress but Jeremy Pelt has been doing it with ease. From his first professional gig with the Mingus band through his 10 CDs as a leader, Pelt has maintained remarkable forward momentum. Today, at the peak of his powers, his bands have been lauded for their intense interplay which calls to mind Miles, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams. It is the spirit of the 1969-70 Miles Davis that is conjured with this, Jeremy's latest ensemble and newest recording. Using some electronics — including the Rhodes, Prophet and trumpet effects — the band defies categorization and, in Jeremy's words, "isn't about a change in direction as much as it's about strengthening my commitment to my art at present."
JEREMY PELT, trumpet • Roxy Coss, reeds • Burniss Earl Travis, bass • David Bryant/Frank LoCrasto, keyboards • Dana Hawkins, drums • Jeffrey Haynes, percussion • Ra-Re Valverde, vocal (one track)
TRACKS: Reimagine the World • Mystique • In Dreams • Boom Bishop • Meditations on a Conversation We Had • Stay (featuring Ra-Re Valverde) • Pieces of a Dream • Prior Convictions • Butterfly Dreams
Reimagine the World
Meditations on a Conversation We Had
Pieces of a Dream