Will St. Peter | Steven Heffner | Steve Barnes

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552219128
Catalog number: OA2 22191
Releasedate: 15-10-21
“Honestly,” the new collaboration from Will St Peter, Steven Heffner, and Steve Barnes, exudes synergy, sensitivity, and vitality, putting on display what is possible when three friends gather to create in an environment of trust and vulnerability.
Individually developing their musical voices and pursuing careers from the far corners of the country, Maine guitarist Will St Peter, Washington State bassist Steve Heffner and the Los Angeles-based drummer Steve Barnes each found their way to the creatively fertile grounds of the University of North Texas’s expansive music program over the last decade. “Honestly” documents the chance meeting of kindred spirits and the development of their shared aesthetic as a trio through spacious, conversational readings of standards such as Mancini’s “Days of Wine and Roses” and Sammy Fain’s “I’ll Be Seeing You,” compositions by St Peter, and modern jazz classics such as Ornette Coleman’s “Turnaround” and Steve Swallow’s “Falling Grace.”