Alpha Moment

by Peter Hum

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The Good Fight - “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Ian McLaren
Roma Rising is for the Romani people.
La tendresse, s.v.p. is for Valerie.
Voice From Afar is for Katie Malloch.
Alpha Moment is about making it count.
Bon vivant is for people who know how to live!
Carlingwood is about shared dreams.
Saddest Day of the Year is about remembrance and consolation.


released August 20, 2015

Compositions by Peter Hum (SOCAN)
(c) 2015 Peter Hum, all rights reserved

Peter Hum – piano, electric piano
Kenji Omae – tenor saxophone
Nathan Cepelinski – alto, soprano saxophones
Mike Rud – guitar
Alec Walkington – bass
Ted Warren – drums

Thanks to Kenji, Nathan, Mike, Alec and Ted for superb playing and friendship, to engineer extraordinaire Ross Murray, to Deb Bradley, Carson Becke and Tate Becke at Venturing Hills Farm, to Dennis Leung and Bruce Deachman, to the folks at Options Jazz Lounge and GigSpace, and to Dave Loan at the late, lamented ZenKitchen and Alex Demianenko at the much-missed Cafe Paradiso.

Thanks most of all to Valerie and Pascal.

Produced by Peter Hum with Ross Murray
Recorded Dec. 28 and 29, 2011 by Ross Murray at Venturing Hills Farm in Luskville, QC, additional recording at Happy Rock Studio, Chelsea, QC
Mixed and mastered by Ross Murray at Happy Rock Studio

Front cover photo by Bruce Deachman
Other photos by Ross Murray
CD package layout and graphic design by Dennis Leung

This album was made possible with the generous support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.


tags: jazz Ottawa


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Peter Hum Ottawa, Ontario

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Peter is a mainstay of the city's jazz community.

There, he has shared stages with such leading Canadian musicians as Roddy Ellias, Mike Rud, Kenji Omae, Nathan Cepelinski, Alec Walkington and John Geggie. ... more

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