Identity

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Identity 1:14:07 $11.98
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1 Re-Invention 06:45 $1.49 Buy
2 Eddie's Story (Dedicated to Dr. Eddie Henderson) 08:56 44.1/16 Album only
3 Seek 05:14 $1.49 Buy
4 Suspicion 07:40 44.1/16 Album only
5 Eye Of The Beholder (Dedicated to the memory of James Williams) 07:43 44.1/16 Album only
6 Celestial 05:31 $1.49 Buy
7 Angular 04:45 $1.49 Buy
8 Haiku 06:33 $1.49 Buy
9 Scorpio 11:44 44.1/16 Album only
10 Dusk 09:16 44.1/16 Album only

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Over the last year and a half Pelt has been writing compositions that would help define his musical direction. These compositions were written specifically for various acoustic and electric configurations. Identity features a core band of Frank LoCrasto (piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 & Clavinet), Vicente Archer (bass), and Eric McPherson (drums). Guest artist appearances are by Mike Moreno (guitar), Warren Wolf (vibes) and Myron Walden (soprano saxophone & bass clarinet).

The recording presents over 70 minutes of fresh repertoire. Pelt's upbeat "Re-invention" opens the session with the quartet. The group slows things down with "Eddie's Story" dedicated to Dr. Eddie Henderson. This piece allows Pelt to exhibit his fluid phrasings on the flugelhorn. The pace quickens with the first electric offering titled "Seek". The vibrant composition "Suspicion" follows, giving Pelt a chance to improvise while the rhythm section vamps before guitarist Mike Moreno slows it down with a tasty, straight-ahead solo. Pelt then pays tribute to the recently deceased pianist, James Williams, with "Eye of the Beholder", a ballad that features subtle effects between the trumpet and Fender Rhodes. The quartet becomes a quintet with the addition of vibist Warren Wolf on the straight-ahead composition "Celestial," that features a nice solo from bassist Vicente Archer. Wolf and the quartet pick up the pace on "Angular," which is a roller-coaster of a ride highlighted by trading between Pelt and Wolf. The pace slows dramatically for the beautiful ballad "Haiku" that showcases Pelt's breathtaking use of space as well as his delicate sound on the muted trumpet. "Scorpio" and "Dusk" close the session with the help of Myron Walden and Moreno. The two compositions are filled with effects, and the music moves into an electric freefall as the inventive and eclectic session comes to a close.

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"It is the beat of Jeremy Pelt's heart that underscores the future of jazz." - The Wall Street Journal