One Mind Feat. Marcos Varela
  • Peter Zak Peter Zak
  • Seamus Blake Seamus Blake
  • Marcos Varela Marcos Varela
  • Billy Drummond Billy Drummond

Peter Zak

One Mind Feat. Marcos Varela

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Peter Zak (p), Seamus Blake (ts), Marcos Varela (b), Billy Drummond (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5101

Bar code: 8427328651011

Tracklisting:
01. For Sonny 8:22
02. Backseat Driver 6:33
03. George Washington 7:03
04. I Wish I Lived in LA 7:01
05. Where the Wild Things Are 7:52
06. Moonlight Over Saturnvelen 7:35
07. Textures 5:52
08. So In Love 7:02
09. Reflections 4:51

Total time: 62:00 min. approx.

All compositions by Peter Zak, except #5 by Marcos Varela; #7 by Herbie Hancock; #8 by Cole Porter, arranged by Peter Zak; #9 by Thelonious Monk.

Personnel:
Peter Zak (piano), Seamus Blake (tenor sax), Marcos Varela (bass), Billy Drummond (drums).
Recorded at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, New Jersey, on May 26, 2017

Sound engineer: Tom Tedesco
Mixed & mastered by Katherine Miller
Cover art by Josh Pazda

Produced by Peter Zak & Marcos Varela
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
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"Peter Zak is a pianist of extraordinary talent and virtuosity. His latest CD exhibits mature, sensitive and high level creativity at its best."

-Dr. Eddie Henderson (trumpeter)
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Review:

"An excellent jazz pianist with a flexible style, Peter Zak sought to document his collaboration with bassist Marcos Varela on One Mind. The quartet set also features tenor-saxophonist Seamus Blake (who sometimes steals the show with his fiery statements) and drummer Billy Drummond.

Zak was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Ohio. He began playing the piano at five, studied at Berkeley, and worked around Northern California before moving to New York. He has had opportunities to work (and sometimes record) with Junior Cook, George Coleman, Etta Jones, Scott Hamilton, Peter Bernstein, Eric Alexander, Jon Hendricks, Walt Weiskopf, and Doug Webb among others. Zak began leading his own record dates back in 1988 for the small Gania label, was a featured sideman on a few albums by trumpeter Ryan Kisor, made a dozen CDs of his own for Steeplechase during 2004-16, and recently debuted on the Fresh Sound label.

His quartet performs five Zak originals and one apiece by Varela, Herbie Hancock, Cole Porter, and Thelonious Monk. On some selections, particularly “For Sonny” and “Backseat Driver,” Zak’s modal playing recalls McCoy Tyner but other numbers find him playing in his own inventive post-bop style. Many of his originals grow in interest with each listen for they have their own quirky logic and inspire passionate improvisations. Zak’s solos are consistently rewarding, Varela is well featured (being showcased on Monk’s “Reflections”) and Drummond is excellent in support of the lead voices. Seamus Blake, who is on most of the performances, plays at his best throughout, coming up with one unpredictable but logical solo after another, adding plenty of heat to the excellent set."

Scott Yanow (October, 2018
-Los Angeles Jazz Scene

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$12.40  (tax incl.)

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