Sean Peterson's Ess-Tet | Let It Show

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Let It Show

by Sean Peterson's Ess-Tet

Fun, original compositions and arrangements by bassist and first-class jazz group.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Fanga Alafia
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2. To Be Sure
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3. PDX in 45
5:56 $0.99
4. In Formation Age
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5. On the Sunny Side of the Street
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6. Leroy
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7. Let It Show
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8. Blues On the Corner
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9. In Bloom
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Album Notes
Hi! I'm Sean Peterson. I'm a bassist and composer, and this is my album, "Let It Show."

I started the album during my second year of Master's work in the Jazz Studies department at the University of Oregon. I was recording music with friends, helping them bring their original compositions to life, and I thought, "Hey - I could do that!" Though I had tried my hand at composition in the past, I had never composed anything I actually liked or felt expressed who I was. Fortunately, I was able to take composition lessons with professor Steve Owen, a terrific composer and arranger and inspiring educator. He got me working and showed me numerous ways to think about the process of writing. Under his tutelage I wrote a bunch of material, including the music on this album: five original songs for jazz sextet, and four arrangements of compositions I admire. I workshopped them with my colleagues in the department, refining each until I was ready to call it done.

I had to record an album as one of my final projects for the jazz studies MM degree. I saw it as an opportunity to make an album that would travel with me beyond school. That is how "Let It Show" was conceived. I knew I wanted to record my original compositions, and that I wanted to hire some of my favorite musicians to collaborate on it. I brought in Jason Palmer and Greg Goebel on drums and piano. Both are graduates of the U of O jazz studies program who have relocated to Portland and enjoy enviable performing careers. Their commitment to music is such that every time they play, they engage on a level that makes something special happen. For the horns, I used some of the best players Eugene has to offer: Tony Glausi on trumpet and flugelhorn, Josh Hettwer, Devin Wright and U of O professor Idit Shner on saxophones, and local reed guru Paul Biondi on clarinet. All of them brought strong creative energies to the recording, and in the spirit of the project, let their selves show!

Here is a brief bio:

Sean Peterson is a bassist and composer based in Eugene, Oregon. He performs in genres including Jazz, Baroque, Funk, Gypsy-grass, and Salsa. He recently composed, recorded and mixed his debut CD for jazz sextet, "Let It Show," due out in June. He performs regularly with Laura Kemp, Eleven Eyes, Torrey Newhart,Tony Glausi and Oregon Bach Collegium. Previously he has performed with Taarka, Beta Collide, The Oregon Composers’ Big Band, and The Harry James Orchestra. Sean does it for the love.

Sean holds a PhD in musicology and a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on instrumental performance in hip hop and jazz, the Soulquarians collective, hip hop producer J Dilla and band The Roots, and aspects of performativity in hip hop.

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