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Wayne Peet
Wayne (*1954 in Dallas) is jazz pianist and organist active chiefly on the West Coast jazz scene. Peet began on piano at age six; he played in churches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California while young. He also played trombone but quit the instrument in his early 20s. He attended Westmont College from 1973 to 1977, where he was a founding member with John Rapson of the Frobisher Hall Art Ensemble.
Peet moved to Los Angeles in 1978 to play with John Rapson. He played with Alex Cline, Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, and Steuart Liebig in the 1980s, and recorded for Golia's Nine Winds label. Peet has composed extensively for film and television, and also does production and engineering for Nine Winds, pfMentum, Blue Note, Enja, Atavistic, Little Brother, SST and other labels. He wrote arrangements for Brian Setzer from 1992-94, played with Bobby Bradford in 2000 and engineered the first Leviathan Brothers EP in 2005.
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The Lamp And The Star
ECM Records ECM 1372
recorded September 1987 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Alex Cline, voice, percussion
Nels Cline, voice
Aina Kemani, voice
Hank Roberts, voice, cello
Jeff Gauthier, violin, viola, voice
Wayne Peet, piano, organ
Susan Rawcliffe, didgeridoo
Eric Von Essen, bass
Banana Bread Records 0001
recorded May 2001 in Van Nuys, CA/USA
Robert Jacobson, guitars
Vinny Golia, soprano sax, bass clarinet
Byron Vannoy, drums
Clark Sommers, double bass
Dan Pinder, bass
Bryan Landers, pedal steel guitar, mandolin
Jason Mears, alto sax
Eric Sbar, euphonium
Wayne Peet, Hammond B-3 organ
Jett Eliassen, trumpet
Evan Fraser, percussion, jaw harp
A Love Supreme & Meditations
Cuneiform Records Rune 470/471
recorded February 2019 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Vinny Golia, soprano sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Henry Kaiser, guitar
Wayne Peet, Hammond B-3 organ, Yamaha YC-45D organ
Mike Watt, bass
John Hanrahan, drums

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