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Peter Leitch

Peter Leitch has over the years, gained an international reputation for his unique personal style, rooted in tradition but recognizably his own. Of his fifteen recordings as a leader, many feature his long-time rhythm section of pianist John Hicks, Ray Drummond and Smitty Smith. Several also include a saxophonist (Pepper Adams, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz and Jed Levy have each contributed to Peter's recordings).

Self-Portrait is Peter's most recent release (April 2007) and is his first complete solo effort. It features music ranging from Mingus, Ellington and Strayhorn to several new originals performed on electric and acoustic guitar.

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”His music swings with intensity, logic and inventiveness.” --Ken Franckling, JazzTimes

“Leitch has been making finely crafted albums with an ever increasing cast for over a decade. This is his best yet (Colours & Dimensions)...septet originals, all richly orchestrated and each utterly memorable.” --George Kanzler, Newark Star Ledger

“Leitch's signature remains his warm-toned, saxophonic single note lines which he spins with fluidity, harmonic sophistication and driving swing.” --Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

“His warm, singing lines...have both a melodic grace and a rhythmic strength.” --John S

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Albums

Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Jazz House
2007
buy
Autobiography
Autobiography
Reservoir Music
2004
buy
[no cover]
Exhilaration
Free Elephant
1985
buy
[no cover]
Sometime In Another...
Free Elephant
1982
buy

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piano
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guitar
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McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner
piano
Jimmy Bruno Jimmy Bruno
guitar
Barney Kessel Barney Kessel
guitar, electric
Jim Hall Jim Hall
guitar
Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin
sax, tenor

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