Tommy Peltier's Jazz Corps: Live At The Lighthouse 1963-67 Vol.II (2002)
Peltier’s generally memorable original compositions convey the mindset of a musician who had a deep comprehension of the Bop movement. With his smooth-edged tone, and angular mode of execution, Peltier and saxophonist Freddy Rodriguez maneuver the band through a series of bouncy themes and up-tempo swing vamps. On “Pathfinder,” the group engages in an extended jam session, as the musicians afford themselves ample breathing room amid alternating solos. Here and throughout, the soloists including vibraphonist Lynn Blessing (appearing on selected tracks), pursue slightly understated dynamics atop lyrically rich treatments. Unfortunately, this outfit never enjoyed mass recognition, however this recording will serve as a testament to its impassioned interplay and thoroughly hip approach... Indisputably recommended!
Track Listing: 1.Headcleaner 2.One For All 3.Primer 4.Viva Vita 5.Pathfinder 6.Chilly Pepper 7.Serenity 8.Du-Be (Or Not Du-Be) 9.Le Blessing 10.Pathfinder
Personnel: Tommy Peltier: cornet
Record Label: Cadence Jazz Records