Two years ago, at a New Year’s Day brunch in New York City, my partner Tim and I made a resolution:
Write a book. Record an album. Enjoy.
(Somewhere, there is a video of us resolving this.)
These weren’t resolutions we expected to accomplish in one year, but resolutions for our largest and most important goals as artists. And for two years, they’ve been the guiding forces of our lives.
On New Year’s Day this year, we whiled away the entire day in Cambridge — first at Starbucks, perched above Harvard Square, then for several blissful book-browsy hours, at the Harvard Coop. As I have done most days this year, I worked on my book. And sitting looking out over the Square, I thought about those resolutions we made.
Tim’s album Rivulets was released today. Five years in the making, Rivulets is his best work yet. Dynamic new jazz compositions, filled with a sense of expansion and play. Check it out:
Rivulets is a dynamic album of new compositions from jazz pianist and composer Tim Peck. In support of this release, Tim Peck Trio will take Rivulets on tour in March, with anticipated tour stops in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Nashville, and other cities. Visit www.tpeck.com to learn more.
Building on the strengths of the trio’s 2007 release, Ms. Matched, Rivulets explores intersections between composed and improvised music in the trio format. By combining influences from modern jazz, contemporary classical, and international music genres, Rivulets creates a series of dynamic new vehicles for improvisation.
The members of Tim Peck Trio are in-demand musicians in the greater Boston jazz scene, and have performed with such musical luminaries as George Garzone, Bob Gullotti, Charlie Kohlhase, and Ben Schwendener. The trio has developed an engaging group sound, and Rivulets showcases its lyricism and conversational interplay.
Tim Peck Trio is Tim Peck, piano; Sean Farias, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums.
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