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Peter Drew, Composer & Arranger Releases New CD And What's More!
(Published: January 08, 2019)

"I'm really grateful to all of the industry professionals that supported my debut CD, thank you"! -Peter Drew

"My new CD, And What's More, follows my previous release, Where and When and continues with multiple genres of the American musical experience infused with my own compositions and arrangements. Hints of Klezmer, Blues, BeBop, Rock, Jazz and Pop are sprinkled liberally throughout"!-Peter Drew

"Peter Drew's new music is a trip beyond the pale well worth taking"- Midwest Record Review

Visit the music world of Peter Drew and the And What's More CD here!

New York City, January 3rd, 2019 -And What's More is the follow up to clarinetist, composer and arranger Peter Drew's 2016 Jazzweek Top 15 release Where & When!

With And What's More Peter Drew has again assembled a first call group of musicians to interpret a splendid repertoire of great standards and originals with brilliant arrangements that are becoming his signature that lifts this CD to amazing heights!

As with Where & When in reaching new heights Peter is joined again with his "mentor" co-producer and fellow arranger Philip Rothman! And the magic for this 16 tune set continues!

And the magic starts with Retro Bop which is Dizzy Gillespie's Bebop composition reimagined and as Peter says "I took the notes and flipped them, inverted them and hence Retro Bop"! I'm sure Dizzy would enjoy Peter Drew's spirit filled arrangement of his standard!

There are several fine vocalist enlisted for And What's More as with Wendy Gilles who delivers a very serene and tender rendition of the classic Body and Soul. Wendy is also the featured vocalist of the Grammy nominated Gil Evans Project! As meaningful here is the warm and articulate trumpet soloing of the Juilliard educated and J.A.L.C Orchestra member Brandon Lee!

Next up is the first of 5 original tunes by Peter, Hard Driver a bluesy, brassey nearly danceable tune where both guitarist Sebastian Noelle of the Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Band and Chris Potter's Big Band as well a leader of his own bands along with the extremely versatile and lyrical Alejandro Aviles both first call New York City musicians and they add the soloing fire to this gem!

Shifting musical gears, which Peter does with And What's More
very effectively leads the musical journey to Carioca a popular song with music by Vincent Youmans and also the name of a popular dance choreographed for the film Flying Down In Rio.
Here it's Brazilian roots are in full effect with pianist Silvano Monasterios and percussionist Samuel Torres leading the way!

Lesson Francaise another of Peter Drew's tunes that's perhaps inspired by his study of the French language is a wonderfully entertaining song featuring the vocals of actress, voice overs artist and dancer Maria Maloney in duet with the incomparable Sachal Vasandani an accomplished jazz vocalist in his own right! Together they tell the love story of the song!

Speaking of Sachal Vasandani he brings a new emotion to the classic Midnight Sun and the return of Brandon Lee's trumpet and Silvano Monasterios piano solo's makes this arrangement new again!

Peter Drew's arrangements has brought new life to other classic's in the CD including Invitation. And as great a composer and arranger as Horace Silver was Peter's arrangement of his Ecaroh is full of new streams of idea's! And the Stanley Turrentine's classic Sugar is also crisp and rejuvenated!

Another one of those gems is a very rich and soulful version of Lester Young's Blue Lester with the musically adventures Jon Irabagon superbly handling the tenor saxophone honors!

Another jewel important to note as Peter states "Sam Sadigursky, an amazing clarinetist in the style of Artie Shaw deserves a special mention. I dedicated the song, "Shtick" to him and also his solos on the other charts are exceptional"!

Actually the complete CD whether it's one of his own tunes like Shtick or Slo Burn Blues which are both further testimonies to Peter Drew's brilliance as a composer, or the established Kai Winding composition Don't Argue a further example of his pinpoint arranging this CD makes a powerful statement with a superb selection of great tunes and the same can be said for the musicians assembled for this stellar recording!

More Information: http://www.peterdrewmusic.com/

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