Oye Como Va – The Hollywood Jazz Orchestra directed by Peter Myers has recently been released by Hindsight Records, known for timeless recordings tastefully enhanced for today’s listeners. The new music is available on all digital music platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and more for streaming and download here.
“After 40 years of movie and tv scoring I assembled my all-star orchestra in order to play and record my arrangements of some of the great jazz compositions,” shared Peter Myers. “This cd demonstrates the versatility of both myself and the orchestra. My thanks to Bill Conti and Jerry Hey for supervising the recording sessions.”
Oye Como Va – The Hollywood Jazz Orchestra Directed by Peter Myers is on the Hindsight Records label and Produced and directed by Peter Myers. Executive Producer on the project is Thomas Gramuglia. Myers drew his band members from the large amount of Southern California talent that he had seen through the years. The 15-piece orchestra, which consists of four trumpets, three trombones, five saxophones, the leader’s piano, bass, and drums plus guest percussionist Alex Acuna, has performed at a variety of top-notch venues but after five years had not made an official recording.
For five decades, composer and musical architect Peter T. Myers has been crafting detailed compositions, which tell lively stories through counterpoint, textured harmonies and striking rhythms. His inventively orchestrated works and productions in film, television and theater projects showcase the colorful range of each individual instrument and capture the exciting emotional impact of a live performance. He easily interprets the voices of many different types of artists in a range of styles and uses his finely-tuned knowledge of theory and natural improvisational abilities to illustrate how music is integral to creating lasting memories and portraying the delights, sorrows and mysteries of life’s complex moments.
Track List: 1. Oye Como Va 2. The Trolly Song 3. Senor Blues 4. Love For Sale 5. Star Crossed Lovers 6. The Hornet 7. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight 8. Try ALittle Tenderness 9. Oye Como Va (Radio Version) 10. Michael and Hank (Billy Jean and Peter Gunn) 11. Three Trios 12. The Chicken Stay current with Hindsight Records on their website hindsightrecords.com and social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.