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Interview

Peter Cincotti: Revelations Abound

Read "Peter Cincotti: Revelations Abound" reviewed by Doug Collette


Don't think for one minute Peter Cincotti is just another handsome face combined with a captivating voice. Or merely the latest in a string of mellifluous musicians reaching for a fusion of soul, pop and jazz (though he did attract the attention of Harry Connick Jr. early in his career--forestalling the competition perhaps?).

Cincotti is attempting the altogether difficult task of dissecting human emotion through music, the significance of which ambition may seem less than a ...

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Album Review

Peter Cincotti: On The Moon

Read "On The Moon" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


I listened to Peter Cincotti's set at the 2004 Playboy Jazz Festival and was blown away. Performing on June 20, 2004, Cincotti led both a small group and a big band through several pieces from his first recording, Peter Cincotti , and several from his new recording, On The Moon. In between was some Bobby Timmons ("Moanin'") and Ellington. It was an awesome set, certainly reminiscent of Harry Connick in his salad says (if that is even fair to say). ...

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A Fireside Chat With Peter Cincotti

Read "A Fireside Chat With Peter Cincotti" reviewed by AAJ Staff


I don't know if comparisons to Norah Jones are warranted (what jazz singer wants to be compared to Norah Jones), but Peter Cincotti certainly has a little something something. The kicker is his cadence. And I don't want to use this tired analogy, but Cincotti's ebb and flow is reminiscent of the king (not Elvis), Frank Sinatra. I should know, since I have every conceivable record Sinatra ever made as well as having named my dogs after members of the ...

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Album Review

Peter Cincotti: Peter Cincotti

Read "Peter Cincotti" reviewed by Jim Santella


Can a 19-year-old jazz singer interpret standards with authority?

Singer/pianist Peter Cincotti is on his way toward that goal. His eponymous album with jazz trio demonstrates the natural talent that’s been attributed to him in the press. Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” for example, rolls out as natural as a day in the park, as Cincotti speaks through his piano with authority. You begin to feel as though you already know the young artist.

When he was ...


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