Filling in some gaps, I'm writing this entry much after the fact -- like two months! But I have to say, having been a Seattle jazz listener for a long time, you'd be hard pressed to find a stronger, deeper group of musicians playing in one group. The Deardorf-Peterson Group, featuring Dave Peterson on guitar and Chuck Deardorf on bass, served up a nice group of Dave Peterson originals, plus a new take on John Coltrane's Mr. P.C.
, arranged by pianist Bill Anschell (subbing for usual bandmember Hans Teuber). Chuck Deardorf is certainly one of the most versatile bassists in town, and his experience and professionalism comes through in everything he does. With John Bishop holding down the rhythm section, Dave Peterson was really the featured solo voice, and he never disappoints -- Peterson seems to move from bebop to freebop to whatever with the ease of a tightrope walker. He's exciting, dynamic, and technically beyond most -- there is little left to be desired when listening to the guitar playing of Dave Peterson. Be sure to check out their new recording for the Origin Arts label which features pianist George Cables, Portal