Heroes Features The Music Of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Elton John And More
On May 27, Peak Records will release Heroes, the latest album from five-time Grammy nominated pianist/composer arranger and producer David Benoit. Celebrating 30-plus years as a recording artist, Benoit puts fresh, exuberant spins on classic songs by legendary pop, rock and jazz artists whose brilliance inspired his own.
While paying homage to Jazz piano icons Dave Grusin, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver and Dave Brubeck, on Heroes he also lets fans in on an exciting little secret; he's an unabashed lover of pop and rock music who was equally influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Elton John, Michael Jackson & The Doors.
Benoit rediscovers his roots with a self-produced, 11-track collection that features his Steinway piano surrounded by the engaging ensemble work of his regular touring band: acoustic & electric bassist David Hughes, drummer Jamey Tate, percussionist Brad Dutz and special guest saxophonist Andy Suzuki.
“These songs are really a part of me and such a joy to play.” – David BenoitPosted by Peter Böhi at May 25, 2008 9:49 PM