Review of Uptown:
Peter Hostage blurs line between blues and jazz on new album
"Peter Hostage is a jazz artist with a classy, contemporary sound. His latest release, Uptown, is a thought-provoking album that blurs the line between genres as diverse as jazz and blues.
Uptown, featuring original compositions entirely written, performed and produced by Hostage himself, stands out as a remarkable example of his artistry. The smooth aesthetics of the production, the suave rhythm sections and the lush melodies lock in perfectly with one another, making for a very enjoyable and moody record.
Hostage unveils his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, organ, guitar, bass and drums on the songs featured within this poignant effort. Uptown stands as a powerful testament of how much a single person can accomplish with the right vision and creative inspiration. This is a must for all fans of rootsy blues and elegant jazz vibes."
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Peter Hostage: Jazz/Blues Pianist/Vocalist
Piano Like: Ray Charles, Dr. John, Nat "King" Cole, Mose Allison
Voice Like: Boz Scaggs
Writes Songs Like: Hoagy Charmichael, Johnny Mercer, Louis Jordan, Leiber & Stoller
Other Influences: Beatles, New Orleans jazz & blues, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, (to name just a very few)
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