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Ricky Peterson And The Peterson Brothers – Under The Radar

4049774770791The Peterson Brothers – keyboardist Ricky Peterson, bassist Billy Peterson, drummer / guitarist Paul Peterson and their nephew, saxophonist Jason Peterson DeLaire – are musical high-profile institutions in Minneapolis, members and survivors of the musical revolution that brought the city of Minneapolis in the late 1970s and 80s learned. The brothers shaped and still shape the urban sound in the heart of Minnesota – and we all know that musical heartbeat. This is music that everyone can relate to, because it is characterized by a strong groove. Add to this the natural talent of these musicians and years of playing with the best of the best – from Prince to Bonnie Raitt, from Eddie Harris to Mose Allison, from Dave Sanborn to Boz Scaggs, from Fleetwood Mac to Bob Dylan, to name but a few .

On Under The Radar, the Peterson Brothers present new pieces based on the soul jazz of the 60s and 70s. It’s about groove! The fact that it took a couple of decades to get these world travelers together in the same room for a few days to record Under The Radar was worth it. On Under The Radar the Peterson Brothers present, for the first time together, new pieces based on the soul jazz of the 60s and 70s. A real groove highlight!

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Ricky Peterson – Drop Shot

61ToZO0qt9L._SL1200_Ricky Peterson is a musician’s musician. Although he has had a handful of recordings under his own name (on Warner Brothers and Ben Sidran’s Go Jazz label), he is mostly known as the soulful and groovy organ player from David Sanborn’s band. He is also known as a successful producer (Prince, Paula Abdul etc.). This record continues the Peterson sound, organic, groove-based soulful songs, with understated arrangements.

Peterson is a good keyboard player from a musical family. His technique merges blues, rock, and traditional jazz sounds, somewhat in the vein of George Benson but not as pop-oriented. In 1991, he issued a recording on Mesa/Bluemoon titled Smile Blue, with brothers Billy and Paul as part of the ensemble. Subsequent albums in the ’90s included 1995’s Tear Can Tell and 1999’s Souvenir. During the 2000s he has appeared on numerous CDs by both jazz and pop artists, including Stevie Nicks, John Mayer, David Sanborn, Jessy J, Kirk Whalum, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin, and Larry Carlton.

Drop Shot is featuring Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band Cologne. Get the album on iTunes.