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Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and All That Jazz!

Peter Beets

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and All That Jazz!

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Magic Ball Jazz Records
UPC: 8714835185741
Catnr: MBJ 518574
Release date: 24 November 2023
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Magic Ball Jazz Records
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8714835185741
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MBJ 518574
Release date
24 November 2023
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Peter Beets is internationally recognized as a phenomenal jazz pianist. He celebrates great success with his swinging variations on the timeless melodies of Chopin. Now the maestro comes with a strong follow-up: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and All That Jazz! In this exciting program he also includes Borodin, Scriabin and other great composers. In the spring of 2023, Beets travelled to New York to record this long awaited album. Enjoy!
Eindelijk weer een nieuw album van Peter Beets Trio! Peter Beets heeft groot succes met zijn jazzbewerkingen van muziek van Chopin. Nog steeds spelen de musici van het Peter Beets Trio heel graag hun improvisaties gebaseerd op deze tijdloze muziekstukken.Nu is er na jaren eindelijk een opvolger, een nieuw, met veel liefde gemaakt album, vol met zulke prachtige muziek: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and All That Jazz!In deze vernieuwende bewerkingen bestaan de wereld van de klassieke muziek en de jazz niet naast elkaar, maar zijn ze in een prachtige balans vermengd. Het origineel wordt recht gedaan, maar ook de voor de jazz zo kenmerkende elementen swing, blues en improvisatie zijn volop aanwezig.De unieke identiteit van de stukken blijft overeind, maar de composities ondergaan een ingrijpende behandeling waarbij jazz en klassieke muziek elkaar versterken en in een prachtige balans laten schitteren.
Peter Beets ist international als phänomenaler Jazzpianist bekannt. Er feiert große Erfolge mit seinen swingenden Variationen über die zeitlosen Melodien von Chopin. Jetzt kommt der Maestro mit einer starken Fortsetzung: Tschaikowsky, Rachmaninow und All That Jazz! In diesem spannenden Programm spielt er auch Borodin, Skrjabin und andere große Komponisten. Im Frühjahr 2023 reiste Beets nach New York, um dieses lang erwartete Album aufzunehmen. Viel Spaß!

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Peter Beets (piano)

Peter Beets has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter and John Clayton. He recorded with Jeff Hamilton and Curtis Fuller and in 2001 his recording 'New York Trio' was released, which brought him international acclaim. Peter Beets was born on the 12th of June, 1971 in the Hague. From birth he was surrounded by music: classical from his mother who is a music pedagogue, and jazz from his father who is a gynaecologist with a great love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. This musical family, which includes two older brothers, Marius and Alexander, moved in 1972 to Groenlo, where Peter received his first piano lessons at...
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Peter Beets has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter and John Clayton. He recorded with Jeff Hamilton and Curtis Fuller and in 2001 his recording "New York Trio" was released, which brought him international acclaim. Peter Beets was born on the 12th of June, 1971 in the Hague.
From birth he was surrounded by music: classical from his mother who is a music pedagogue, and jazz from his father who is a gynaecologist with a great love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. This musical family, which includes two older brothers, Marius and Alexander, moved in 1972 to Groenlo, where Peter received his first piano lessons at the age of six. Although originally both parents did not associate the word "musician" with the word "career", music is definitely in the family's blood. Both Marius (1966) and Alexander (1968) become professionals on string bass and tenor saxophone, respectively. After college, Peter studied from 1989 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He combined his music studies with law school, but the jazz virus matured and he decided to concentrate exclusively on music.
From 1985 the brothers performed together as “The Beets Brothers”. In 1988 Peter won the prestigious Pall Mall Swing Award and a year later the Princess Christina Award. After this point, Peter's career began to rise rapidly. In 1990 the first recording of The Beets Brothers appeared, followed by two more, School is Closed Now (1993) and Brotherwise (1995). In 1996, Peter recorded a remarkable trio album called “First Date”, with drummer Jeff Hamilton, the driving force behind Monty Alexander and Oscar Peterson. Peter became a much wanted pianist both inside and outside the Netherlands, and accompanied, among others, Deborah Brown, Dee Daniels and Holland's "First Lady of Jazz", Rita Reys. In 1998 he finished his conservatory studies, and won the Parisian Prix Martial Solal. He also became the regular pianist of “The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw”. With trombone and jazz legend Curtis Fuller, Peter made a live recording in 1999 and won in that same year yet another prize, the Concours de Solistes de Jazz in Monaco.
More recordings follow: in 2000 “Powerhouse”, in 2001 “All Or Nothing At All” In 2001 he recorded the CD “New York Trio”, with the rhythm tandem Rodney Whitaker and Willie Jones III, the first CD of Peter Beets recorded on the Criss Cross label. After the sequel, “New York Trio Page Two” recorded with the world-famous Larry Grenadier on bas he made a third CD for the label Criss Cross. This time with Reginald Veal on bass and drummer Herlin Riley, known from the group around Wynton Marsalis. In October 2007 his most recent CD appears on the renowned label. This time he chooses to perform without drums, but with the strength of piano, guitar and bass. The CD, called “New Groove”, is recorded in New York featuring Joe Cohn (guitar) and Reuben Rogers (bass). A few songs are recorded with a dutch cast, Martijn van Iterson (guitar) and Ruud Jacobs (bass).
Peter has had very successful tours with his trio in several countries in Europe such as Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Poland as well as in Japan and the US. He played at the famous Birdland Club in New York as a “special guest” for one week.

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