White is a smooth jazz icon with an incredible radiance. He combines
stunning stage presence with musical professionalism. Steadily he
extends and cultivates his huge fan community with releases like
Reveillez-Vous (Wake up).
Excusez-Moi (1991), Promenade (1993), Reflections
(1994), Caravan of Dreams
(1996), Songs of the Season (1997), Perfect Moment (1998),
Glow (2001), Confidential (2004), Playin' Favorites
(2006), A Peter White Christmas (2007) and Good
Here We Go is his upcoming
album on Heads Up International,
a division of Concord Music Group. Peter's specialty is working on an
emotional base. “When I start recording, I don’t have a vision,” White
freely admits. “I just go with the moment – what feels good, what
sounds good. The vision comes out of the music. The music doesn’t come
out of the vision.”
Recording crew on Peter's new project are Philippe Saisse (piano,
keyboards), David Sanborn, Andrew Neu, Mel Scott, Kirk Whalum (sax),
Nate Phillips (Bass), Roberto Vally (upright bass), Gabriel the Gun
(flugelhorn, trumpet), Charlotte White (violin), Ramon Yslas
(percussion), Kiki Ebsen (vocals) and multi-instrumentalist, remixer,
producer DC, with whom Peter collaborates since years.
that’s really weird, you can attribute to DC – that’s why I really
love working with him. He’ll come up with stuff that I never would
have thought of. The stuff that I come up with is usually melodic",
comments Peter shrouding the real name of this musician in mystery.
The opener Night After Night was
unearthed by Peter out of his profound vaults. The Croatian Pro Tools
wizard DC helped Peter to create something breathtaking new.
Significant element is the particular rhythm with cap sound, which
reminds me of the late George Jinda (Special EFX).
The romantic Time Never Sleeps
was composed by
Philippe Saisse and re-arranged with Peter to an intimate ballade. To
the end Philippe flies of the handle and goes jazzy to my great
pleasure. Peter composed the up-tempo title song with the intention to
invite David Sanborn as lead sax player. The infectious song with a
stomping beat will be certainly Peter's upcoming hit on many
smooth jazz radio stations.
The combination of acoustic guitar and
sitar on If Ever... conjures great pictures of fantasy. Is that
a little wink to Pat Metheny? Peter White invites to a swaying waltz
with Our Dance featuring Philippe Saisse on piano and Kirk
Whalum on sax. White's soothing guitar melody embodies all of the
qualities of a romantic guitarist.
Desert Night is a return to the
Spanish guitar culture. Providing a great ambiance of romance is the
result of his inspiring performance. The uplifting Joyride
melts disco sound with smooth jazz and a pinch of Spanish Flamenco.
This is really pure joy. Peter White has a special relationship with
Costa Rica. Many fans will remember the trip to this fantastic
venue listening to Peter's performance in a homely environment. Peter
pays tribute to the last year trip with a wonderful song.
Peter White has dedicated My Lucky Day to Bob Marley. The
reggae tinged song enthuses with a haunting melody. In particular, the
accordion will increase the emotional touch of the acoustic guitar.
Peter describes Requiem For A Princess as the saddest song, he
ever has written. Peter wrote the song in memory of the late Princess
Diana. If you can not be exempted from the sorrow, may help the
next song Reunion and its soothing effect. Important thing is
that we live in peace with oneself.
Thus proving Peter's album Here We Go
as a comforter, entertainment or as something, what everyone wants to
hear in his music. Is music not just created for this?