Peter Bernstein (guitarist)

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Peter Bernstein
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Peter Bernstein at a jazz festival in Buenos Aires
Background information
Born (1967-09-03) 3 September 1967 (age 50)
New York City
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Blue Note, Criss Cross, Smoke Sessions
Associated acts Jim Hall, The Blue Note 7
Website www.peterbernsteinmusic.com

Peter Bernstein is an American jazz guitarist.

Biography[edit]

Peter Bernstein with Martin Schack organ trio, 2011

Born in New York City on September 3, 1967, Bernstein began playing piano when he was eight but switched to guitar when he was thirteen, learning the instrument primarily by ear. He studied jazz at Rutgers University with Ted Dunbar, and Kenny Barron.

While a student at the New School in New York City, he met guitarist Jim Hall, who offered him a job performing at the JVC Jazz Festival in 1990.[1][2] He then appeared on albums with Jesse Davis, Lou Donaldson, Larry Goldings, Michael Hashim, Geoff Keezer, and Melvin Rhyne. He released his first album as a leader with pianist Brad Mehldau.[1] He has also worked with Jimmy Cobb, Tom Harrell, Diana Krall, Lee Konitz, Eric Alexander, Joshua Redman, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Walt Weiskopf.[2]

In 2008, Bernstein became part of the Blue Note 7, a septet formed that year in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records. The group recorded the album Mosaic.[3]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As group member[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Lou Donaldson

With Larry Goldings

  • Intimacy of the Blues (Verve, 1991)
  • Light Blue (Minor Music [UK], 1992)
  • Caminhos Cruzados (Novus/RCA, 1994)
  • Whatever It Takes (Warner Bros., 1995)
  • Big Stuff (Warner Bros., 1996)
  • Moonbird (Palmetto, 1999)
  • As One (Palmetto, 2001)
  • Sweet Science (Palmetto, 2002)
  • Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet, 2014)

With Etta Jones

With Mike LeDonne

  • Waltz for an Urbanite (Criss Cross, 1995)
  • Smokin' Out Loud (Savant, 2003)
  • You'll See! (Live at The Cellar) (Cellar Live, 2004)
  • On Fire (Live at Smoke) (Savant, 2006)
  • The Groover (Savant, 2009)
  • Keep the Faith (Savant, 2011)
  • I Love Music (Savant, 2013)
  • Awwl Right! (Savant, 2015)
  • That Feelin' (Savant, 2016)
  • From The Heart (Savant, 2018)

With Joshua Redman

With Melvin Rhyne

  • The Legend (Criss Cross, 1991)
  • Boss Organ (Criss Cross, 1993)
  • Tell It Like It Is (Criss Cross, 1993 [rel. 1994]) with The Tenor Triangle
  • Mel's Spell (Criss Cross, 1994–1995 [rel. 1996])
  • Stick to the Kick (Criss Cross, 1994–1995 [rel. 1997])
  • Aztec Blues (Criss Cross, 1994 [rel. 1998]) with The Tenor Triangle
  • Kojo (Criss Cross, 1997 [rel. 1999])
  • Classmasters (Criss Cross, 1999 [rel. 2000])
  • Tomorrow Yesterday Today (Criss Cross, 2003)
  • Front and Center (Criss Cross, 2006)

With Dr. Lonnie Smith

  • The Art of Organizing (Criss Cross, 1993 [rel. 2009])
  • Too Damn Hot! (Palmetto, 2004)
  • Jungle Soul (Palmetto, 2005)
  • Rise Up! (Palmetto, 2008)

With others[edit]

  • Brian LynchAt the Main Event (Criss Cross, 1991)
  • Walt WeiskopfA World Away (Criss Cross, 1993)
  • Eric AlexanderFull Range (Criss Cross, 1994)
  • Grant StewartMore Urban Tones (Criss Cross, 1995)
  • Ralph Lalama – Circle Line (Criss Cross, 1995)
  • Ryan KisorBattle Cry (Criss Cross, 1997)
  • Sam YahelTrio (Criss Cross, 1997)
  • Steve DavisVibe Up! (Criss Cross, 1998)
  • Michael Karn – In Focus (Criss Cross, 1999)
  • Ralph BowenSoul Proprietor (Criss Cross, 2001)
  • Wycliffe GordonDig This!! (Criss Cross, 2002)
  • Ryan Kisor – Awakening (Criss Cross, 2002)
  • Neal Miner – Sweet Tooth (Gut String, 2003)
  • Jimmy CobbCobb's Groove (Milestone, 2003)
  • Jim RotondiNew Vistas (Criss Cross, 2003)
  • Joe MagnarelliHoop Dreams (Criss Cross, 2005)
  • Steve Davis – Update (Criss Cross, 2005)
  • Anton SchwartzRadiant Blue (Antonjazz, 2006)
  • Ralph Bowen – Five (Criss Cross, 2007)
  • Cory Weeds – Big Weeds (Cellar Live, 2008)
  • Bill HeidAsian Persuasion (Doodlin', 2009)
  • Bobby HutchersonSomewhere in the Night (Kind of Blue, 2009 [rel. 2012])
  • Grant Stewart – Around the Corner (Sharp Nine, 2010)
  • Gary SmulyanSmul's Paradise (Capri, 2011)
  • Pete Zimmer – Prime of Life (Tippin', 2011)
  • Jimmy Cobb – The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions, 2014)
  • Ron CarterIn Memory of Jim (Somethin' Else, 2014)
  • Ben PatersonFor Once in My Life (Origin, 2015)
  • Bill CharlapI'm Old Fashioned (Venus, 2015)
  • Cory Weeds – Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (Cellar Live, 2015)
  • Harold MabernAfro Blue (Smoke Sessions, 2015)
  • George ColemanA Master Speaks (Smoke Sessions, 2016)
  • Jorge RossyStay There (Pirouet, 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Peter Bernstein". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6. 
  3. ^ "The Blue Note 7 Celebrates 70 Years of Blue Note Records With Album Release and 50+ City North American Tour". AllAboutJazz.com. 25 September 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 

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