June 4, 2009

Peter White’s ‘Good Day’ Has All New Tracks, One Song With Basia

Popular smooth jazz guitarist Peter White has finished a brand-new CD titled Good Day that features all-new original songs. The CD is his follow-up to 2006’s Playin’ Favorites, which boasted two #1 Smooth Jazz singles, “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” and “Mister Magic,” which combined spent 24 weeks at the top of the charts.

Produced by White, DC and Philippe Saisse, the guitarist says that seven of the CD’s 10 songs sprang from ideas that he has accumulated over the past 10 to 15 years. Those songs include “Always, Forever,” “Temptation,” “Mission 2 Mars” and “Bright,” the latter dedicated to the late Wayman Tisdale.

Other songs include the title track by Michael Egizi, who also co-wrote Peter’s smooth jazz hit “Turn It Out”; “(UN) Forgiven,” based on a musical idea by David Kochanski and DC; and “Love Will Find You,” recorded around a pre-existing track by White's brother, Danny White, and featuring new vocals by Basia.

Says White: "My last CD, ‘Playing Favorites,’ was all cover songs. So I won’t be doing any more cover songs for quite awhile, I think. But I’m been working on a new album, and I brought in Philippe Saisse, who I think is a genius. And he’s really kicked it up quite a few levels. I think the world doesn’t want another mediocre smooth jazz album. I have a feeling it might be my best album ever. That’s all I can say. I mean, I’ve really taken my time with it and I’ve been drawing on material that I’ve had over the last 10 years that I’ve stockpiled to put the album together."

Good Day track listing

Good Day (White/Egizi) – 5:55
Always, Forever (White/DC) – 5:08
Just Give Me a Chance (White) – 4:39
Love Will Find You (White/White/Basia) – 3:16
(Un)Forgiven (Kochanski/White) – 5:18
Temptation (White) – 6:18
Mission 2 Mars (White) – 5:46
Bright (White) – 4:13
Lamont’s Lament – Ramon’s Revenge (White) – 6:56
Say Goodnight (White) – 3:38

Posted by Brian Soergel at June 4, 2009 9:17 PM