Veteran saxophonist Peter Vircks, co-founder of acclaimed Minneapolis jazz outfit Moveable Feast, has released a self-produced debut album of original music entitled What You Believe Is True. Fresh off a tour that included eight weeks in China, three weeks in New York at Times Square’s New Victory Theater a month at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and a month in The Netherlands, Vircks has been busy plying his unique reed work nationally and internationally with the award-winning Rhythmic Circus show Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, yet he has also managed to keep the home fires burning hotly, harnessing some of the Twin Cities’ heaviest musical talent in an elegant, decadently captured jazz recording.
With eight compositions written by Vircks and one by master bassist Roman Evaniuk (Harry Chapin, Source Code, Bill Carrothers), What You Believe Is True fuses funky, incisive rhythms with rich, unpredictable melodies and an extraordinary production aesthetic. Featuring Evaniuk, drummer and Moveable Feast cohort Kevin Washington and pianist Brian Ziemniak (Yohannes Tona Band, fDeluxe), the lineup also includes special guest guitarist Schoen Oslund (Liars’ Club, Self Help) and trombonist Michael Nelson (Hornheads).
Peter Vircks nimbly crosses stylistic boundaries on his saxophone.
- City Pages
...one of the best releases of the last year: saxophonist Peter Vircks' What
You Believe Is True.
- Minnesota Public Radio News
What You Believe Is True is sure to be one of my favorites among local
releases of 2014
- Jazz Police
...[What You Believe Is True] has everything: great writing, playing, band,
spirit and soul.
- Bebopified / 2014 Twin Cities Critics Tally
Buy WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE. I did after heard Peter play just once, and I
have not regretted it for an instant