Smooth Jazz guitarist Peter White is one of my favorites. His soulful smooth style allows you to sink into the couch and become one with your stereo. It actually wasn’t until recently that I discovered he had performed with Al Stewart and co-wrote Stewart’s Top 10 Hit “Time Passages.” I was attracted to that song back in 1978, so it is good to know Peter White has been consistent in delivering a strong melody.
Peter White is British and in 1990, having been a backup musician for 15 years and inspired by the English group “Acoustic Alchemy”, he decided to start recording his own music and released his first CD “Reveillez-Vous”, a French title in honor of his French mother, Gilberte. It means “Wake Up”. Many other solo CDs followed, with several songs becoming No.1 hits on Smooth Jazz radio, such as “Midnight in Manhattan,” a song he recorded with one of my idols, Grover Washington Jr. You can find post on Grover Washington on this site as well.
Below is a video of “Midnight in Manhattan.”
Sadly there are not many great high quality videos of Peter White available on YouTube, something Peter’s management company may want to consider making available. But don’t let this deter you from listening to this great guitarist.
Peter White will be in NYC on July 20th playing beside saxophonist Gerald Albright (who we also wrote about) and trumpeter Rick Braun (who we will write about) on the Smooth
Jazz Cruises around Manhattan. I’ve been on these cruises, they are worth every penny.
By now this great, soulful guitarist has played with the who’s who in the industry, including Dave Koz, Gato Barbieri, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Craig Chaquico, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Third Force, The Rippingtons, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and Marc
Antoine. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do.