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Peter White: Groovin'

Read "Groovin'" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Some musicians simply have an affinity for certain genres. Peter White, having assumed the crown from George Benson has established himself as the gold standard for smooth jazz guitarists and this means he now has the freedom to do whatever he wants. What White wants to do with Groovin' is demonstrate how deft a touch he possesses in not simply covering classic pop and soul music, but putting an individual signature to his interpretations. There's a certain inherent ...

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A Peter White Christmas at Yoshi's

Read "A Peter White Christmas at Yoshi's" reviewed by Walter Atkins

A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair Yoshi's Oakland Oakland, CA December 18, 2014 A Peter White Christmas, featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair, was a great way to enjoy the holiday season. Both Yoshi's Oakland shows were sold out and the 8 pm show was jam-packed with folks ready for the guitarist's annual Christmas concert. The all-star group started playing Christmas classics, encouraging the audience to sing along ...

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Peter White: Here We Go

Read "Here We Go" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Make no mistake about it: Peter White is a technically proficient guitarist who blends impeccable taste and admirable fluidity in his playing. He is standing on the top of the smooth jazz food chain and Here We Go will do nothing to lessen his dominance as one of the most popular artists working today. White is a pro's pro who knows what he can do and he does it quite successfully.But there's a tad too much polish and ...

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Peter White: Good Day

Read "Good Day" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Peter White is a proficient guitarist whose albums are clean in sound and pristine in the production. It's probably not possible to even smudge the CD with a greasy fingerprint. There's so much order and control in this effort that it begs the question: does White occasionally hire out someone to sneak into his house to hide his car keys and mess up the sock drawer just to inject a little chaos in his life?This is one confounding ...

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Peter White: Confidential

Read "Confidential" reviewed by Brian Soergel

Smooth jazz guitar icon Peter White, whose pretty acoustic picking has defined the genre for more than a decade, offers eleven sometimes intimate, sometimes jubilant, always engaging slices of his heart on Confidential. You’d expect nothing less from a man who inspires a devout fan club and is eagerly welcomed onto stage and into studios by fellow musicians. Settling in with a new Peter White disc is like inviting Mr. Rogers and his Grandpa sweater and soft slippers into your ...

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Peter White: Glow

Read "Glow" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Popular smooth jazz guitarist Peter White continues his mastery of the idiom on Glow, his latest for Columbia. I have to admit, one reason I like Peter White’s work better than most smoothies these days is that his playing always does seem to emit a happy, effervescent glow. His friendly, personable style goes a long way towards trying to redeem an otherwise mechanical, non-descript program. He invites an assortment today’s leading sax smoothies to lend their talents: Kirk Whalum, Euge ...


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