P E T E R Z A K
It’s difficult to believe that Peter Zak was once “uncomfortable with executing melodies,” as he said a few years ago in a DownBeat profile. When it comes to melody, few jazz pianists of his generation—he’s now 48—can equal his depth or command. Working mostly in a trio, which in some hands can be a confining format, he finds continually fresh ways to voice tunes and engage with his fellow players.
That he does, in characteristically distinguished fashion, on his latest album, The Eternal Triangle, which re-teams him with Peter Washington and Billy Drummond—the exciting bass and drum combination featured on his 2012 recording, Nordic Noon. ...
Awards$10,000 composition grant from Doris Duke Foundation, 2005.
Down EastSteepleChase Records
Blues on the Corner: The Music of McCoy TynerSteepleChase Records
My ConceptionSteepleChase Records
For TomorrowSteepleChase Records
Peter Zak TrioSteepleChase Records
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- Down East by C. Michael Bailey
- Down East by Dan McClenaghan
- Blues on the Corner: The Music of McCoy Tyner by Joel Roberts
- My Conception by Terrell Kent Holmes
- For Tomorrow by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
- Peter Zak Trio by Terrell Kent Holmes