Peripheral Vision is a breakthrough quartet on the international scene.
“This outfit produces jazz for this century… all the material has something to say, propelled with elegant momentum and hearty rations of dynamic interplay.” – Geoff Chapman, The Wholenote
“a rules-breaking quartet comprised of some of the best modern players around. Fast-paced, intricate, and inventive” – Bob Mersereau, CBC
The creative leaders of Peripheral Vision are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. Michael Herring’s first album was included in All About Jazz New York’s top five debut albums of 2006. God’s Gift to Yoda (indie jazz-rock), and The Uplifters (New Orleans pop) show case Herring’s lyrics, lead and backing vocals.
“The boss’s bass soars and swoops and the overall impact is tremendous” – Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star
Balancing the cerebral with the visceral (All about Jazz), guitarist/composer Don Scott has emerged as a unique and sought after voice on the Canadian jazz scene. His recent composition Backbone won the Galaxie Rising Star Award for best composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
“His solos are exciting, and his guitar tones are nothing to mess with. This guy means business!” – Hugh Kilpatrick, The Purple Cabbage
Scott and Herring are joined by saxophonist Trevor Hogg and drummer Nick Fraser. This synergistic musical unit is designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a grooving, toe-tapping immediacy. You can hear the influences of the classic 1960’s era of jazz – Wayne Shorter, Booker Little, Charles Mingus – mixed with the modern New York scene – David Binney, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Douglas, along with hints of Radiohead, reggae and electronica. – peripheralvision.com
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