Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2014: Peter White

After that, it was time to get back to business with guitarist Peter White, he kicked off his show with a groovy song featuring his great guitar playing, segueing into "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love". He was supported by the house band with Stephan Sagurna on drums, plus two young local horn players from the band Saxophobia Funk Project who did a great job. Next was the cool Isley Brothers classic "Who's That Lady" with special guest Gregg Karukas adding some wicked keys, jumping around on the stage with his keytar strapped on, while Peter took the song to the next level with his distorted guitar sounds, segueing into The Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", which is always a crowd pleaser. He slowed it down with "Desert Nights" with a decidedly Flamenco feeling, just accompanied by Greg Karukas on the keys, which was simply beautiful. Then he did his rendition of "I Can See Clearly Now", followed by one his own compositions that featured a great soprano sax solo, and the breezy "Costa Rica" from his current Here We Go album, with a great drum solo by Stephan Sagurna. To get us some rest, the was a solo guitar interlude that included among other tracks the Bee Gee's "How Deep Is Your Love". The groove picked put with his rendition of "Walk On By" with special guest Shilts doing a great sax solo, plus bassist Günther Asbeck funking it up seriously. With the energy up, "Bueno Funk" was the appropriate choice to keep things moving along, Shilts contributed some more smoking sax to this one as well. Then he put his sunglasses on, doing the James Bond theme, before the went into Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up" with Jessy J being added to the proceedings, by now the stage got seriously crammed with a veritable all-star band. With all players of the night on stage, they wrapped up the show with "San Diego", after that they were asked back for an encore and did the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On", where Spencer Day was also invited and did some great singing, bringing a truly special night to a rousing end.