||Excursion CD (2001) |
Peter Deneff CD discography Excursion's music is an eclectic blend of ethnic styles and progressive jazz and its members are as eclectic and progressive as the music they create. While some of Excursion's players often rotate, its core consists of the duo with Peter Deneff (piano) and Vik Momjian (bass). Together, they weave a web of rhythm, harmony, and improvisation that makes the project's compositions spring to life.
Peter Deneff grew up listening to Greek music and studying classical piano with Leaine Gibson. After starting his professional musical life at age fifteen, he became obsessed with straight-ahead and Latin jazz. He began jazz studies with renowned pianist Mike Garson (of David Bowie fame), where he crafted his art through studying some of the great jazz improvisers such as Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Chick Corea, Whinton Kelly, Horace Silver, Mike Garson, and others. During this time, he also studied many ethnic styles that eventually led to the compositions and ...