Month: May 2009

  • New Recording – Geoff and Angela “Casta Diva”

    My friend, singer and songwriter Angela Molineux and I recorded another song last night, “Casta Diva”. It’s an emotional song that blends the genres of pop and classical in the form of “classical crossover”. For more info you can check out Angela’s myspace page here. Casta Diva composed by Angela M. and Geoff P. words […]

  • ol creeper – original piano song by Geoff Peters

    I wrote a short tune this evening – it’s more like a sketch or vignette, and it’s called “Ol Creeper”. Hope you enjoy it. I was in a pretty mellow mood when I wrote this song! Watch: On Youtube Listen: In Mp3, Midi Learn: PDF Lead Sheet or use the embedded player below. Cheers, Geoff

  • Learning how to sing – first steps

    I decided that I want to learn how to sing! I was flipping through my jazz Real Book (which contains lead sheets for many popular jazz standards) and came across the tune “I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good” by Duke Ellington. I remember that my late grandmother, who I love very much, said […]

  • Live Concert Recording: Phil Dwyer Trio at the Jazz Cellar

    Here’s a treat for jazz piano lovers. I’m really excited to share a live recording of the Phil Dwyer Trio, featuring Phil Dwyer (piano), Ken Lister (bass), and Jesse Cahill (drums) performing at the Jazz Cellar in Vancouver BC Canada on May 15th 2009. Here is a little bit more about the musicians (from their […]

  • New Recording: I Need More by Angela Molineux and Geoff Peters

    My friend, vocalist Angela Molineux, dropped by my place in between her trips to New York and London, and we recorded an original song called I Need More. We wrote this song around three years ago, and it has been good to let time pass and see how we grew musically since then. I would […]

  • Ambrose Akinmusire – Trapped in a Dream

    I discovered an amazing track entitled Trapped in a Dream by jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. In this article on San Francisco Bay Area jazz musicians, David Rubien writes: Akinmusire – a graduate of Berkeley High School’s renowned jazz program with degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Southern California and the Monk […]

  • Jazz piano practice: Lee Morgan’s Ceora, Melodic Minor Scale, Autumn Leaves

    Another practice tonight. I am all fired up about attending Phil Dwyer‘s Academy of Musical and Culinary arts (PDAMCA) this summer in Qualicum Beach BC. I worked some more on Ceora like I did the last few practices and then felt that I was playing the same sounds over and over again, and wanted to […]

  • One Mouse Button or Two – Mac design philosophy

    I feel like writing down a few thoughts about Macs. So here goes: I used to think that Macintosh computers were “dumbed down” because they only have one mouse button. (Well admittedly, you can use a PC mouse with a Mac if you want to use a second button). I remember the days of 386’s […]

  • Jazz Piano Practice – Lee Morgan’s Ceora and some technique

    I did another practice on the tune Ceora by Lee Morgan as well as some technique (major scales, practiced slowly and at different speeds to build strength and evenness). Practice recorded in Midi format, available below: ceora and some technique.mid

  • Short Jazz Piano Practice on Lee Morgan’s Ceora

    I did a short practice before going to bed on the tune Ceora by Lee Morgan. Feel free to cick below to listen in Midi format. > Ceora practice (tune by Lee Morgan) – jazz piano practice by Geoff Peters Midi file