Part – 1 Featuring: Jeremy Alsop
Track 1: Falling Grace by Steve Swallow.
Track 2: Item 7 D I T by Steve Swallow.
Over the span of three decades, Peter has released several notable recordings as a band leader, in addition to over 40 recordings as a sideman.
This new recording “They Know that we know” brings Peter back to the duo format supported by an array of World class bass players presenting a collection of Jazz Standards and original compositions. The motivation behind the original pieces is to pay homage to musicians past and present that have made a major contribution to Peter’s musical journey thus far, the Standard portion of this recording is a collective choice of pieces that allow for expanded improvisation through sonic exploration and movement.
This album will be released in three segments, Part 1-Jeremy Alsop, Part 2-Ben Robertson, Part 3-Geoff Kluke. “They know that we know” release date was August, 19th 2019 and will only be available from online music streaming platforms. Itunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal, ClaroMusica, Saavn and many more!
Australian Jazz Guitarist/Composer Peter Petrucci is renowned for his virtuosity and lyricism in Jazz improvisation and composition. Having released eight albums to date as leader, the latest “They Know That We Know”, and has also appeared on over 30 recordings as guest artist.
He has performed locally and internationally with distinguished musicians such as Scott Colley, Zak Danziger, Gene Jackson, Ray Piper, Antonio Ferone, Simon Spade and Mark Dziuba. Australian artists include Jamie Oehlers, Ben Vanderwal, Bob Sedergreen, Ben Robertson, Gary Costello, Sam Anning, Chris Hale, David Jones, Jeromy Alsop and Geoff Kluke, these are but a few highpoints of Peter’s musical collaborations.
Peter was nominated for the Aria Award in the best Jazz recording category in 2001, 2003 and 2006 and various Bells Australian Jazz Awards for best composition.
He attended the Victorian College of the Arts (1987-1989) and soon after took up an adjunct lecturer position in jazz improvisation which he still holds to this day. Heading to New York in 1996, Peter studied with renowned guitarists John Scofield, Jim Hall, Pat Martino and aural trainer Charlie Banacos. The National Guitar Summer Workshop (New York) made Peter Artist in residence in 1997 - 2000.
Peter has performed at various festivals such as the Montreal and Quebec International jazz Festival (CAN), Burlington Jazz Festival (USA), Stuttgart Guitar Festival (DE), Pistoia Jazz and Blues Festival (It), Melbourne International Jazz Festival, many appearances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival and many others.