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Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes

Read "Ordinary Heroes" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Canadian jazz pianist Peter Hum has been a fixture and mainstay on the Ottawa jazz scene for three decades. A journalist by profession, covering education, crime and city hall for the Ottawa Citizen, a social conscious and music, have always been driving forces in his life. His third album as leader, Ordinary Heroes contains ten original compositions all inspired by his social and political concerns in today's society and, as such, is dedicated to those to whom we all owe ...

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Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes

Read "Ordinary Heroes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The ideals of promise and hope, and the desire to create a better world and drive out the darkness, need not be fueled or forwarded by the extraordinary. As George Takei, the legendary actor-cum-activist once noted in referencing the individuals who provided succor during the horrors of the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, it's often the “ordinary heroes" who light the way. Taking inspiration from Takei's words, pianist Peter Hum uses his third album as ...

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Peter Hum: Alpha Moment

Read "Alpha Moment" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Peter Hum's second album--Alpha Moment--was recorded back in December of 2011, but there's good reason for the fact that it's only just seeing the light of day in 2015: Hum has had his hands full, serving as the restaurant critic at the Ottawa Citizen, delivering some of the most informative and insightful jazz journalism out there via his blog, and living life to the fullest with his family whenever he puts his pen down. With all of that going ...

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Peter Hum: A Boy's Journey

Read "A Boy's Journey" reviewed by John Kelman

Some believe that to be a “real" musician it's all or nothing--no part-time venture; it requires flat-out, full-on commitment. The truth is that it is possible to be full-time in spirit, even if not always in practical terms. As writer/editor for The Ottawa Citizen newspaper, Peter Hum has been involved with music from another angle for most of his adult, with his fine Jazzblog.ca blog receiving plenty of praise. A meticulous planner, the Canadian pianist has been quietly working towards ...


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