Well, what can I say ? To carry on the theme of ‘very listenable’ alto players, here’s that honourable English institution, Pete King. I suppose we should call him Peter King, so as to not confuse him with the other Pete King – who was long-time friend and colleague of the late Ronnie Scott and those jazz clubs. It does get confusing because both Peter and Pete are sax players !
At times you quite forget that he’s just having an unaccompanied amble, there’s no need for any other instruments… The look on the smoking pianists face says it all ! Peter King – National Treasure
If you want a quick biography, check out the YouTube page (above, and select more info) – by the way, just to relive some old memories – and if you want more – here he is playing Charlie Parkers old Grafton alto sax at the London auction… Bet that cranked the price up a bit, hope he was on commission ?
I couldn’t help thinking that I recognised Jeff Beck in the video – well, here’s another YouTube video of Lulu, Jeff Beck and Peter King (the pianist in the hat was the memory key…) probably at the same session. More on YouTube if you care to look…