Albums

Places In Time by Peter Janson

Places In Time is Peter Janson's seventh domestic solo recording, and features original compositions as well as original arrangements of songs composed by some of the worlds greatest composers (Ralph Towner, Francis Bebey, Pat Metheny, Ennio Morricone, John Dowland, and Antonio Lauro) resulting in nine solo guitar works showcasing him returning to his nylon-string guitar for an album of amazing beauty with his trademark fusion of jazz, classical, and world-folk styles played with passion, artistry, and technical mastery.

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Copyright © Copyright by Peter Janson (BMI), Eastern Woods Music (Records & Publishing) (881144101729)

A Long Road: tunes from Celtic lands by Peter Janson


A Long Road: tunes from Celtic lands, is Peter Janson's seventh domestic recording, and brings traditional folk music from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and North America with arrangements for solo guitar which, while following the original melodies, depart from their traditional presentation as airs, jigs, and reels, offering complimentary interpretations of the original tunes. Peter states, "I have placed my emphasis on interpretation as opposed to strict tradition and played these as honestly and joyously as I could! Exploring a part of my cultural heritage through music was fun, but I am an artist at heart, not a traditionalist."

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Compass Rose by Peter Janson

Compass Rose, a fantastic album from Peter Janson, features eleven acoustic gems - Celtic Guitar arrangements of traditional folk music from England, Ireland, Scotland, and North America, originals in the same style, and, an arrangement of The Magic Box by Francis Bebey from Cameroon. This CD is a real treat for anyone with a passion for great acoustic music. “Instrumental acoustic guitar playing may be an old craft, but Janson reinvents it with delicate fingering and deftly crafted melodies that slip beyond words” ~ Emily Wilcox, The Carver Reporter.

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Copyright © Copyright by Peter Janson (BMI), Eastern Woods Music (Records & Publishing) (881144101422)

Winter Gifts by Peter Janson

Winter Gifts, has received critical acclaim such as: “undeniably beautiful” (Carol Swanson, ChristmasMusic.com), “perfection...beautiful and highly creative” (Anne Williams, NAR magazine), “...filled with an artist’s brushstrokes” (Kirk Albrecht, Minor 7th.com), and RJ Lannan (NAR Reporter Holiday Reviews) says “the album is subtitled Seven Songs for the Season and I wish it were seventy. This is one you can play all year long.” In 2013, Christe Redemptor was used as a background track for the CBS News Documentary titled "Living in the shadows: Religion's response to human traficking." This is an album of superb subtlety.

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Copyright © Copyright by Peter Janson (BMI), Eastern Woods Music (Records & Publishing) (881144101224)

Beautiful Day by Peter Janson and Friends

For Beautiful Day, American fingerstyle guitarist Peter Janson chose to record with a variety of world-class musicians from a variety of musical genres – Jamie Bonk (Smooth Jazz Canada “Guitarist of the Year” nominee); Steve Hunt (keyboardist with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Alan Holdsworth); John Lockwood (bassist with Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Boston Pops); Raymond Gonzalez (performed with John Renbourn, Peter Lang, Ellis Paul); Bertram Lehmann (performed with Joe Zawinul, Rebecca Paris, Natraj); Chris Lopes (bassist with Nina Ott, Jeff Parker); Henrik Bridger (bassist with Makoto Takenaka); Julie Woods (performed with Roberta Flack, Livingston Taylor, Jeffrey Osborne).

Peter Janson, primarily a solo guitarist, created Beautiful Day, the first in a series of Peter Janson & Friends albums, as an artistic rendition of his belief that if we are to achieve true peace and joy in the world we must all learn to caringly and creatively work together. In addition to the captivating instrumentation, the vocalists only sing vowels and a few consonants, as a gesture of the recognition of the universal connections we all have in our most important form of communication, spoken language, and as a symbol of the hope that we can indeed have a future of beautiful days.

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Copyright © Copyright by Peter Janson (BMI), Eastern Woods Music (Records & Publishing) (881144101125)

Firelight Moonlight by Peter Janson

Created as an audiophile quality recording, all of the songs on Firelight Moonlight were recorded studio live to two track, with the highest digital resolution available, at Masterlink Recording Studio in Nashville. A collection of ten brilliant solo acoustic guitar songs, Firelight Moonlight, produced by Peter Janson, highlights Janson's prowess as a fingerstyle guitarist, composer (eight original compositions), and arranger of traditional folk favorite "Shallow Brown" (titled Purpose on this recording), and New Age/World favorite "Wu Wei" composed by Pierre Bensusan.

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Copyright © Copyright by Peter Janson (BMI), Eastern Woods Music (Records & Publishing) (881144100326)

Sometimes From Here by Peter Janson

Sometimes From Here is a wonderful, artistic post-Windham Hill style album filled with all the heart and soul that great music is made of. Written and recorded at a time of deep personal loss, Peter says "all I could do was try to find the music that expressed some of the feelings I had had but couldn't find words for. And in some ways I also needed to create some music that would connect with others who had shared similar experiences of deep loss."

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Across The Bridge by Peter Janson

A "gifted acoustic fingerstyle guitar player" (Dirty Linen), Peter Janson's original finger-style guitar music brings world-class guitar playing to records and the concert stage. Across the Bridge, his first solo domestic recording, brings together original compositions as well as arangements filled with traditional folk, jazz, and classical elements. His arrangements of Andrew York's "In Sorrow's Wake" and Pat Metheny's "Message To My Friend" are soft and subtle. "Beret's & Chintz Hats" is a revisioning of an elegant JS Bach bouree, and "Closer To You" takes a close look at some of the beautiful harmonic progressions from the legendary Duke Ellington.

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