RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2018
“Peter Lin has been a good leader all along, even before this album was made. He also played well a lot of times before this so you know he can put some good music on the CD. Organizing a group of musicians is something he does all the time, I hope it’s a big hit!”
– Slide Hampton
Ever wondered what a mixture of popular music from Asia and jazz would sound like?
Asian-American Trombonist Peter Lin releases his first album “With Respect”, which pays homage to his cultural and musical upbringing. As a tribute to his mentors, family, and friends, he combines his past and present experiences within the jazz idiom. From his recent relationship with NEA Jazz Master, Slide Hampton, to his involvement in the Taiwanese-American community, he explores different paths towards creating a wholesome variety of musical arrangements and compositions.
Peter Lin, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Whippany, New Jersey, is an accomplished trombonist, arranger, and educator based in northern New Jersey, whose playing was described by Downbeat Magazine as “solid, fluid, and smooth”.
On this project, he is joined by his colleagues in the musical realm, including notable artists, such as Winard Harper, James Zollar, and Anthony Nelson Jr.
“With Respect” primarily features jazz arrangements of repertoire from the Chinese and Taiwanese popular songbook, as well as an original composition and Slide Hampton’s blues.
Peter Lin – Trombonist, Arranger
Anthony Nelson Jr. – Co-Producer, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, & Flute
Anthony Ware – Alto Sax
Benjamin Kovacs – Tenor Sax
James Zollar – Trumpet
Oscar Williams II – Piano
Charlie Sigler – Guitar
Ben Rubens – Bass
Nic Cacioppo – Drums
Winard Harper – Drums
Recorded at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ, March 2, 2018
Recording Engineering: Tom Tedesco
Mixing & Mastering: James Cage
Photography: Kelvin Slade
Cover Art: Kelly Lin
Produced by Peter Lin & Anthony Nelson Jr.