About "Bump" -
This recording was the direct result of a "Bump" in the road of my own musical journey. The majority of this project took place after the disbanding of my quintet, Miles Ahead, and during the search for players for The Noah Peterson Quartet. Although I released "The Noah Peterson Quartet Live at Biddy McGraw's." in 2003, the majority of the tracks on this CD were recorded prior to that. It is a transitional CD that was originally conceived as an exploration into acid jazz. What I ended up with is Acid Jazz, Jazztronica, Electronica and Techno. All of which reflect the musical areas I was exploring at the time.
During this period I was playing in jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, folk and jam bands ...meeting all sorts of musicians and interesting people. Zach Spiezer, my main collaborator for this project, and I met in a hip-hop band. We hit it off right away, became close friends and started hanging out, listening to music and recording. That inspired me to being work on "Bump." One hard day of recording, a few sessions of overdubs, ridiculous sessions at "The Roost," a few years, a trip to Chicago, some studio magic and finally this journey has been completed. I hope the emotions put into this album are blazoned into your heart every time you listen.