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Peter Zak

There are few jazz pianists performing today who excel in the art of the straight-ahead piano-bass-drums trio as brilliantly as does Peter Zak. The empathy that he, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Willie Jones III achieve on all 10 tracks of The Disciple—the Los Angeles-born, New York- based pianist’s tenth album in 10 years for SteepleChase Productions and eighth such trio recording for the esteemed Danish label—is nothing short of breathtaking.

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(Eternal Triangle) “The pianist's light touch and rhythmic poise make the set something of a standout” - Mike Hobart, Financial Times

(Eternal Triangle) “Peter Zak has developed into a pianist who knows what to leave out when playing, giving his music a buoyancy often lacking in piano trio CD's.” - Ken Dryden

(Down East) “You can’t help but be drawn in by his deep swing, mastery of tempos, horn-like phrasing, orchestrative savoir faire, and ability to conjure melodic pathways through harmonic thickets.” - Ted Panken, DownBeat

(Down East) “Classy set by Peter Zak, accompanied by the stellar rhythm tandem...together they strike a swinging accord...” - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

(Down East) “The kind of trio date many aspire to but few reach so effortlessly, Zak and his pals are on the money throughout

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