Saxophonist/composer Pete Mills' latest release, Sweet Shadow features some of the brightest voices in jazz today, guitarist Pete McCann, drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Martin Wind and pianist, Erik Augis. It has received worldwide critical acclaim -“A stellar recording”-JazzTimes, “Man, what a gas!”-DownBeat and 4 ½ stars from Allaboutjazz.com.
Sweet Shadow is an exciting romp through a modern jazz landscape full of twists and turns and includes nine original compositions and two free form Duos (with Matt Wilson). Mills also continues his exploration of the Ellington/Strayhorn songbook with a unique version of The Star Crossed Lovers and pays tribute to saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk in a trio version of his most famous tune, Serenade to a Cuckoo. Sweet Shadow captures Mills and the band at their best and is easily his finest release to date.
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Jazz Times has listed Sweet Shadow as one of the top 50 releases for 2014! Thanks to Scott Albin for this honor.
Sweet Shadow finishes in the top 100 of 2014 for the JazzWeek Radio Charts (at #79). Fantastic!
Check out the fantastic review of Sweet Shadow in April's edition of DownBeat magazine. A link to the digital version is here: Sweet Shadow in DB
Pete is interviewed for the Straight no Chaser Jazz Podcast. Check it out here: Striaght no Chaser
JazzTimes calls Sweet Shadow "a stellar recording" Read about it here: SS in JazzTimes
Dan McClenaghan has wrtten a nice review in AAJ about Sweet Shadow. Read is here: SS Review at AAJ
A very nice review of Sweet Shadow by Jordan Richardson in a very cool webzine
He really gets the concept of my CD. Thanks Jordan!
Sweet Shadow is profiled on Allaboutjazz.com!
Check out my YouTube Channel for session and concert video: check it out
The PMQ is back at The Park Street Tavern in Columbus OH every Tuesday in 2014 starting at 8:30pm for our weekly jam session. Bring your horn!