A journey of jazz through electric grooves: Soul-Jazz, Acid Jazz, Jazztronica and more.
A Song For You (Leon Russell)
Noah Peterson - Soprano Sax, Jay Stapleton - Guitar, Bass, Rick Maier -Drums, Mark Dixon - Congas/Bongos, Nancy King - Vocals
I Thank You (David Porter & Isaac Hayes)
Noah Peterson - Alto & Tenor Sax, Jay Stapleton - Guitar, Bass, Rick Maier -Drums, Brian Hillman - Vocals, Damien Hayes AKA DJ Law - Turntables, Zach Spiezer - Samples
Feel Like Making Love (Eugene McDaniels)
Noah Peterson - Tenor Sax, Jay Stapleton - Guitar, Bass, Rick Maier -Drums, Zach Spiezer, DJ FlipFlop, Damien Hayes AKA DJ Law - Turntables
Messin’ with the Groove (Noah Peterson)
Noah Peterson - Alto Sax, Jay Stapleton - Guitar, Bass, Rick Maier -Drums, Mark Dixon - Congas/Bongos, Zach Spiezer & Damien Hayes AKA DJ Law- Turntables
Bump (Noah Peterson)
Noah Peterson - Alto Sax, Jay Stapleton - Guitar, Bass, Rick Maier -Drums, Mark Dixon - Congas/Bongos, DJ FlipFlop - Turntables
Get Some (Noah Peterson)
Noah Peterson - Alto Sax, Jay Stapleton - Guitar, Bass, Rick Maier -Drums, Mark Dixon - Congas/Bongos, Zach Spiezer - Samples, DJ FlipFlop - Turntables
Bass Driver (Zach Spiezer/NoahPeterson)
Programming/Engineer - Zach Spiezer, Noah Peterson - Alto Sax, Laugh, Will Savory - Bass
Blue Bridge (Zach Spiezer/Noah Peterson)
Programming/Engineer/Turntables - Zach Spiezer, Noah Peterson - Tenor Sax, Will Savory - Bass, Gabe Melman -Vocals
Mix da Juice (Zach Spiezer/Noah Peterson)
Programming/Engineer - Zach Spiezer, Noah Peterson - Tenor Sax, Will Savory - Bass
Funk It (Zach Spiezer/NoahPeterson)
Programming/Engineer - Zach Spiezer, Noah Peterson - Soprano Sax, Will Savory - Bass
Industrial Shuffle (Zach Spiezer/NoahPeterson)
Programming/Engineer - Zach Spiezer, Noah Peterson - Tenor & Soprano Sax, John Mogish - trumpet, John Clark - Cello, Will Savory - Bass
Nation 2 Nation (Zach Spiezer/NoahPeterson)
Programming/Engineer - Zach Spiezer, Noah Peterson Tenor Sax, Congas, Voice, Will Savory - Bass
Mowbile (Noah Peterson/Brian Chevalier)
Programming/Engineer - Brian Chevalier.
About "Bump" -
This recording was the direct result of a "Bump" in the road of my own musical journey. The majority of this project took place after the disbanding of my quintet, Miles Ahead, and during the search for players for The Noah Peterson Quartet. Although I released "The Noah Peterson Quartet Live at Biddy McGraw's." in 2003, the majority of the tracks on this CD were recorded prior to that. It is a transitional CD that was originally conceived as an exploration into acid jazz. What I ended up with is Acid Jazz, Jazztronica, Electronica and Techno. All of which reflect the musical areas I was exploring at the time.
During this period I was playing in jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, folk and jam bands ...meeting all sorts of musicians and interesting people. Zach Spiezer, my main collaborator for this project, and I met in a hip-hop band. We hit it off right away, became close friends and started hanging out, listening to music and recording. That inspired me to being work on "Bump." One hard day of recording, a few sessions of overdubs, ridiculous sessions at "The Roost," a few years, a trip to Chicago, some studio magic and finally this journey has been completed.
Taking the first steps Into the Land of the Groove, "Bump" starts with a groovy ballad to get you into the mood and is followed by some jazzed up soul-music with turntables. My original compositions bring a harder edge and begin to shake loose of strict form and dives full-on into Acid Jazz. Moving away from live musicians, the journey continues into "Jazztronica" with the band being replaced with samples, programming, loops and instrumental overdubs. Going into "Chill" and ambient music with construction of songs by use of previously recorded samples we enter into "Electronica." As a capstone piece the completely synthesized and techno collaboration literally ends the CD, this diversion caused by my own personal bump and this project. I hope the emotions put into this album are blazoned into your heart every time you listen.
This album is dedicated to Zach Spiezer, co-creator and close friend. This CD, while my brainchild, was inspired by the music Zach exposed me to and the recording we did. This is our work. Without Zach, this album would never have come about.
I would like to give special thanks Rick Maier, co-producer, engineer, drummer and friend. For his work, his time and every critique that started with “Well, to tell you the truth…” Rick was my hands for this project. Jeffrey Dawkins for our midnight chat on the porch and other divine conversations. My heartfelt thanks to the Groove Crew: Jay Stapleton, Rick Maier, Mark Dixon, Zach Spiezer and the musicians who played on this CD. Thank you to Brian Chevalier, Grover & Joan Peterson, Marina Aragaki, the wives and girlfriends of those whose time and talent was spent on this project, the clubs, radio stations and other fantastic patrons who have supported my musical endeavors, my family, friends, fans, band mates and God Almighty for this fantastic thing called music!
Zach Spiezer would like to thank the following: My family for their unending love and affection, my very best friends, old and new and Rine Boyer for all the support and love during our years together. Also many thanks to James Brown, I.S.P, Amon Tobin, Gil Scott Heron, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Sonny Terry, Q-Bert, Mark Kellick for all that you are to me, The Library of Congress, Sylvan Morris, J. Dick, My crew across the land and sea, all of the musicians, who worked as hard as they could for me and of course Noah for being there every step of my way.
Executive Producer: Noah Peterson
Produced by: Noah Peterson
Co-producer: Rick Maier
Recorded at Aloha Court Studio, The Roost, Zach's Chicago Apartment.
Mixed at: Aloha Court Studio
Mastered at: Superdigital
Engineer: Rick Maier
Art Work: Mark Staker
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