Here is a confession: I have an overwhelming deep appreciation andÂ love for great jazz piano. Dave Peck is a local who really stands out. His playing is fresh and he knows how to bring traditional standards to life. He performs as a trio with bassist Jeff Johnson and Joe La Barbera behind the kit. EachÂ player feeds off of each other and IÂ canÂ onlyÂ imagine the chemistry translating well into a live setting.
Dave and company have a newÂ live albumÂ entitled Modern Romance and Jazz Alley not only hosts theÂ CD release show today, but was also the venue that the live recordings took place inÂ back in 2007. If you visit DaveÂ Peck’s website you can listen to his take on the 1935 classic If I Should Lose You. TheÂ level of musicianship and “play” on the keys is high asÂ I would only expect, however I was really taken in by the sound quality of the album. The drum’s are full and high notes are crisp and clean. I’m looking forward to hearing what else the trio has to offer.
Dave Peck at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue , presented by KPLU 88.5FM, NPR and the Pacific Jazz Institute. Door’s open at 6:00, set time at 7:30, $21.50. Click here to make your reservation.