Peter Lerner / Willie Pickens

Label: Origin Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805558266225
Catalog number: ORIGIN 82662
Releasedate: 13-06-14
“... a flawless guitarist and composer.” - Jazz Review
Long-inspired to record with an early mentor, the great Chicago pianist Willie Pickens, guitarist Peter Lerner formed a quartet with Pickens, bassist Marlene Rosenberg, and drummer Charles Heath and spent two years developing their rapport and repertoire for this recording. Expanded to an octet for "Continuation," with saxophonist Geof Bradfield, trumpeter Victor Garcia, trombonist Andy Baker and Joe Rendon on percussion, the band creates wide ranging textures as they navigate 6 Lerner originals along with "Jean de Fleur" by Grant Green & "La Mesha" by Kenny Dorham.