Jason Peri is one of the most interesting contemporary jazz composers, for his creations are rooted in jazz and contain an impressionistic shading that is both innovative and unusual. PLEASE PASS THE JAZZ is a showcase for Jason Peri, revealing his many gifts as a multi-instrumentalist and as a composer of impressionistic contemporary jazz.
There are 14 selections on this CD collection, including "Please Pass The Jazz," "Angelica," "The Ghost of Willow's Shack," "The Dark Fog," "No Parameters," "Spanish Tea Party," among others. The listener will find something different in each selection, something to enjoy and play again.
What I found most attractive about this collection was its impressionistic nature, and the unusual jazz motifs utilized to top advantage in producing a flawless jazz outing for all jazz listeners who thrive on innovative good contemporary jazz. Jason Peri is an innovator with his jazz compositions, and PLEASE PASS THE JAZZ is sure to delight listeners new to Peri's sound, and should become a welcome addition in the home CD jazz collection for repeat listening pleasure. Hats off in salute to Jason Peri for his unique music in PLEASE PASS THE JAZZ. A winner!