Pete Zimmer | Prime of Life (feat. George Garzone, Peter Bernstein & Peter Slavov)

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Prime of Life (feat. George Garzone, Peter Bernstein & Peter Slavov)

by Pete Zimmer

This highly anticipated fifth album by the New York City based drummer/leader is comprised of nine compelling originals by the drummer and sax man.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prime of Life
7:02 $0.99
2. One for G.G.
5:12 $0.99
3. Tranquility
6:23 $0.99
4. Carefree
6:36 $0.99
5. Strollin' Down Bourbon Street
6:16 $0.99
6. T.T.T.
5:51 $0.99
7. Night Vision
7:48 $0.99
8. Almost Home
5:19 $0.99
9. The Three Petes
4:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Prime of Life is as lively and cohesive as a record can be"

"Zimmer’s ride cymbal darts like sizzling popcorn”

“Take note pronto of this young up-and-coming drummer/leader.”

"Prime of Life, drummer Pete Zimmer's fifth recording as a leader, has a clean, crisp, soulful sound."

"Young Mr. Zimmer's a drummer worth discovering."

"Self-reliance has been Pete Zimmer’s calling card since he relocated to New York City in 2001. And the same confidence and drive that impelled this fine drummer to establish his own label, produce his own albums, and supply the majority of his recorded repertoire also permeates "Prime of Life," Zimmer’s fifth recording as a leader.

The album’s title sets the tone of certainty. "My twenties were still about the learning process, gaining knowledge and experience. With age and practice, I feel that I have the skills and focus to steer my music in the direction it needs to go," says Zimmer, who was thirty-three at the time of the recording. "Now is just the beginning.""
– Steve Futterman writes about jazz regularly for The New Yorker

Pete Zimmer drums
George Garzone tenor saxophone
Peter Bernstein guitar
Peter Slavov bass

1) Prime of Life 7:03 Pete Zimmer BMI
2) One for GG 5:13 Pete Zimmer BMI
3) Tranquility 6:24 Pete Zimmer BMI
4) Carefree 6:36 Pete Zimmer BMI
5) Strollin' Down Bourbon Street 6:17 George Garzone (Gargull Music) ASCAP
6) T.T.T. 5:51 George Garzone (Gargull Music) ASCAP
7) Night Vision 7:48 Pete Zimmer BMI
8) Almost Home 5:19 Pete Zimmer BMI
9) The Three Petes 4:42 George Garzone (Gargull Music) ASCAP

Total Time: 55:13

Produced by Pete Zimmer
Recorded May 18, 2011 at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY
Recording Engineer: Jon Rosenberg
Assistant Engineer: Max Ross
Mixed by Joseph Marciano
Mastered by Max Ross
Photos by Daisuke Abe
CD Design by UoU Productions
Liner Notes by Steve Futterman

Pete Zimmer Biography:

Pete Zimmer, born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has established himself amongst the forefront as one of the top-call young drummers in New York City’s jazz scene since his arrival to New York over a decade ago in June of 2001. Since that time, Zimmer has performed and recorded with master jazz legends, as well as up-and-coming, rising jazz stars including: George Garzone, Joel Frahm, Jeremy Pelt, Peter Bernstein, Michael Rodriguez, Jerry Weldon, Dennis Irwin, David Wong, Rick Germanson, Anthony Wonsey, Gene Perla, Tom Kennedy, Wayne Escoffery, Jaleel Shaw, and many others. In May of 2004, Pete Zimmer launched his record label, Tippin’ Records, and on September 7th, 2004, released his first album as a leader, “Common Man,” which was declared “an impressive debut” by the Philadelphia Daily News. Since that time, Zimmer has produced and released three additional CDs as a bandleader, “Burnin’ Live at the Jazz Standard” (2006), “Judgment” (2006), and “Chillin’ Live @ Jazz Factory” (2008). These CDs, two studio and two live recordings, feature many of his compositions that have brought him a great deal of critical acclaim across the globe. His fifth album as a leader, “Prime of Life,” is scheduled to be released in April of 2012.



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