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Jeremy Pelt: Face Forward, Jeremy

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Venerable trumpeter Jeremy Pelt takes another step out of the modern jazz schema, expanding upon Water and Earth (HighNote Records, 2013) with his young band by forging an acoustic- electric jazz wonderland, swarming with colorful fabrications and capacious sonic environs. Featuring works abetted with strings, electronics, vocals and free-flight jazz-based improvisations, the program is heightened by Pelt's sparkling bop lines occasionally treated with echo and reverb processes. Moreover, the ensemble projects great depth, complemented by prudent implementations of electronics along with high-velocity breakouts, and vacillating cadences, tinted with a smattering of jazz-funk mechanisms. The ensemble launches an electrifying ...

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Jeremy Pelt: Water and Earth

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Change is often a precursor for innovation. After many years of straddling modern mainstream, and progressive jazz via his burgeoning solo career and first-call session duties, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt leans a few notches toward the jazz-fusion spectrum on Water and Earth. However, the artist doesn't take matters to the extreme and serves up a compellingly divergent track mix, owing patronage to bop and outlying areas of the jazz vernacular. Using trumpet effects in spots, including the dual keyboard attack of Frank LoCrasto and David Bryant, the album gels amid the artists' razor-sharp focus, robust exchanges, and variegated tonalities.

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Jeremy Pelt: A Man of Honor

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For the younger generation of jazz musicians, those in their thirties today, the path is not always as smooth and easy as we may think it is. Nobody likes to live in anybody's shadow. Jazz is populated with giants who left their mark and those who look up to them in order to be able to move on. They listen; they internalize; they create something new. That is what jazz is all about: the thrill of the unknown. Comparisons are just a waste of time and a disrespectful and rather pathetic way of unsuccessfully pointing out that nothing original can ...

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Jeremy Pelt: Men of Honor

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The title of firebrand trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's Men of Honor refers to the members of his quintet who, like their leader here, are among the foremost 30-something neo-bop players in jazz today. The album is a follow-up to Pelt's acclaimed November (MAXJAZZ, 2008), which marked this all-acoustic quintet's debut, and came on the heels of a couple of releases that explored a sort of early-1970s electric Miles Davis vibe. Heralded for years as one of the “rising stars" in jazz, Pelt has earned accolades for his staggering virtuosity, which has elicited comparisons to trumpet icons like Clifford ...

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Jeremy Pelt Threefer: Caution! Hard Hat Area!; Relentless & Twilight & Blues

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Gasper BertoncelkCaution! Hard Hat Area!Arabesque2009 Sharel CassityRelentlessJazz Legacy Productions2009 Lisa HiltonTwilight & BluesRecord Label #3Year Jeremy Pelt has become a sought-after sideman and his trumpeting has been tapped for three recording projects here: two auspicious debuts by emerging talents, the other from a veteran West Coast pianist. Drummer Gasper Bertoncelj is from Slovenia, but his musical allegiances skew more toward hard bop than ...

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Jeremy Pelt and JD Allen: New Leaders at Kennedy Center

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Since first playing together in the early '90s under drummer extraordinaire Winard Harper, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's and saxophonist JD Allen's paths have crossed several times, as they solidified their places at the forefront of modern jazz. Each now a master technician, innovative composer, and successful bandleader, Pelt recently asked Allen to contribute to the Jeremy Pelt Quintet's latest --November (MAXJAZZ, 2008). They will perform together on October 3, 2008 at the Kennedy Center's KC Jazz Club, in Washington, DC to celebrate its release.

“The first time that we ever shared a stage together was in the late '90s." ...

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Jeremy Pelt: November & Chillin' Live

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Jeremy Pelt November MaxJazz 2008 Pete Zimmer Quartet Chillin' Live Tippin' 2008

After a century of development that has involved splitting off into varied branches, each with its own complement of dedicated listeners, straight-ahead or mainstream jazz has continued to move forward with the help of young lions eager to forge their own pathways. One such trailblazer is trumpeter Jeremy Pelt who is in full force on these two recent releases. Pelt's quintet engages in an emotional outpouring ...



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