Peterson / Kikoski / Cannon "Triangular 2" [SJL1009]
"TRIANGULAR 2" Has a particularly important relevance for ace drummer Ralph Peterson. It was back in 1989 that he released his only other trio recording (to instant critical acclaim). That album was "Triangular" and was made for the Blue Note label.
Now, more than ten years on, another top-drawer trio has come together to prove that there is so much inventiveness and creativity to be had when three kindred spirits come together to perform in such wonderful unison.
Born in Milltown, New Jersey, David Kikoski's first music lessons came from his father, a part-time musician, who encouraged his son to appreciate many different areas of music from Basie and Ellington, to the classics. As a result, over the years his inquisitive ears have not only been tuned into the best improvisers of the day but have also taken in bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and other modern music forms. His amazing talent on the piano have seen him establish a long list of credits working with the likes of Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Randy Brecker, David Sanchez and many others.
Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Gerald Cannon was studying physical education at the University of Wisconsin when he met jazz great Milt Hinton. That meeting changed his life. He transferred to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee to study jazz bass, classical bass and piano. When he moved to New York it wasn’t long before his playing (in the house band at the famous Blue Note club) started to attract the attention of the leading jazz cognoscenti. Prestigious gigs with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Dexter Gordon have since been followed by tenures with the Roy Hargrove Quintet and with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine.
For more information on Ralph Peterson see (link to SJL1006)