Jeremy Pelt: the Artist
Esteemed trumpet player and composer
Composing music inspired by painting dates back as far as the 12th century (Hildegard of Bingen) and, in jazz, Duke Ellington’s “Degas Suite” comes to mind along with Branford Marsalis’s “Romare Bearden Revealed.” But on his new album, Jeremy Pelt may be the first jazz artist to examine the relationship between music and sculpture. The five-movement “Rodin Suite” muses not only on works the French sculptor August Rodin left us, but how his art might have evolved if he were still with us today.
With Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Chien Chien Lu vibraphone, Victor Gould piano, Richie Goods bass, and Allan Mednard drums.