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"I've been listening to Dave Peck play piano for better than twenty years.  I thought he was good then, I think he is amazing now.  A lot of what passes for improvisation in jazz is really thematic variations.  Dave is a true improviser, spontaneously constructing whole new compositions out of familiar tunes -- in the realm of classical music they would be called rhapsodies, or perhaps fantasies.  These solo performances have the power to move the heart like Brahms or Rachmaninoff.

In this recording, Dave Peck thoroughly explores great standards and offers a couple of more rarely-heard tunes, Leonard Bernstein's Big Stuff, and DeRose and Parrish's adaptation of a theme by Ravel, The Lamp is Low.  Dave's sole original in this collection is the touching Little Fin, a miniature gem.  This is intimate music and especially rewarding for the careful listener."

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, Public Radio International

I Hear A Rhapsody 6:25
Big Stuff 5:03
Gone With The Wind 5:19
My Man’s Gone Now 6:16
Never Will I Marry 6:42
Skylark 5:51Listen!
Embraceable You 6:25
In Love In Vain 4:32
The Lamp Is Low 6:17
Little Fin 2:33


Dave Peck - piano

Produced by
Dave Peck and Jane Peck
Executive Produced by
Let's Play Stella:
Fred Wardenburg
Robert and Lylia Peck
Larry Halpern

November 15th-17th 1996 at
Ironwood Studio
Seattle Washington.
Engineered by Jay Follette

Mixed by Reed Ruddy at
Robert Lang Studios
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at
Design by Phil Kovacevich
Photo of Dave Peck by
Richard Lewis.
Production Assistance by
Chuck Deardorf.
Special Thanks to Jim Wilke, Mike Carlson, Joey Cohn and KPLU.

Little Fin
Composed by Dave Peck