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Jim Peterick – Lifeforce

LifeforceJim Peterik is best known for his work as songwriter, guitarist and singer of the groups the Ides of March and Survivor, Chi-Town Hustlers, and 38 Special, for which he wrote and performed hits like Vehicle, The Search Is Over, The Eye Of The Tiger or Burning Heart. The Soundtracks of the movies Rocky 3 and 4, went gold respectively platinum. Jim also wrote songs for the movie Karate Kid. Furthermore Jim worked with the Doobie Brothers, Brian Wilson, REO Speedwagon, Al Denson and a lot more.

What is the reason that such a rock legend now starts his first smooth jazz project. Jim Peterik explains: “My wife of 35 years, Karen, and I have been huge fans since day one of Pat Metheny, David Grusin, Spyro Gyra, Keiku Matsui, Acoustic Alchemy, Basia and so many more. Writing and performing this style myself is just a natural progression from fan to artist.”

His debut as smooth jazz artist is called Lifeforce and will be released by Jim’s label World Stage International Records on February 3, 2009. Guitarist and keyboardist Jim Peterik is supported by world’s finest musicians: Ed Breckenfeld on drums, Mike Aquino on guitar, Klem Hayes on bass, Christian Cullen, Scott May, Jeff Lantz on keyboards, Steve Eisen on sax and flute and Lisa McClowry on vocals.

It’s a scientific principle that music causes Joy. So let’s jump into this fantastic album with the uplifting melody which was created during Jim’s fitness training. Jim asked his trainer Kathleen for a title and without hesitation she suggested this title.

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