Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Disciple

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Disciple

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Peter Zak

The Disciple

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Peter Zak (p) Peter Washington (b) Willie Jones II (d). NYC, January 2013

The Loop/Montserrat/Barfly/Nutville/Prelude Op 35 #2/Requiem/ Jackie/ Criss Cross/Nightfall In Kandy/The Disciple. TT 65:07

Peter Zak was born in Ohio but the family moved to Oakland, CA when he was quite young. He trained in classical piano but by the time he got to the University of California, Berkeley, he was smitten with jazz. He now has a history of working and recording in jazz for over 25 years. He moved to New York in the 1990s and this is his home today. Besides working and recording in this country he also made a trip to Norway. He is a first class pianist with over 30 recordings to his credit both as leader and sideman. Peter Washington was born and raised in Los Angeles but also went to the same school and location as Peter Zak. He too started out on classical music but found jazz in college. He came East to join Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. This was probably in the late 1980s. He has recorded with many famous musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Terrell Stafford and of course. …

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