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Peter Chase Wetherill

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...of the total freedom of expression it allows. I was first exposed to jazz...with my fathers Sidney Bechet album. I met hundreds of musicians from Aaron Copland to Ray Charles and performed with many of them The best show I ever attended was...Steps (before being called Steps Ahead) at Clarion College Pennsylvania. RIP Michael Brecker. The first jazz record I bought was...J.J. Johnson Proof Positive My advice to new listeners...Listen to everything. Or whatever else you have in mind. Play from your heart, from inside your head, not just your intellect.

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