Carol of the bells
Peter Vitalone has been a creative force on hundreds of records throughout his career as keyboardist, arranger and producer. Peter has performed and collaborated with artists spanning genres from jazz legend Les Paul to folk icon Richie Havens. He has jammed with The Band's Rick Danko and Levon Helm and has played all over the world with artists as diverse as Jimmy Buffett to Garland Jeffreys. Peter is also a solo artist, writing and producing original soundtracks, solo piano, ambient/electronic and classic rock albums.
When Peter was seven, his older brother turned him on to three records that would change his life: Springsteen's "Greetings from Asbury Park" (featuring David Sancious on piano and organ), Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions" and Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks". Peter's latest release "one of us" is an homage to each of those records that shaped his life. It features Peter's unique voice and songwriting in a classic rock band with stellar performances from the many musicians PV has collaborated with.
"one of us" featured artists include:
Randy Brecker – multiple Grammy winning trumpeter
Wilbur Bascombe – bassist on Jeff Beck's classic "Blow by Blow"
Rodney Holmes – drums with Santana and the Brecker Brothers
Paul Frazier – bass and voice with David Byrne
Dayna Kurtz – voice and lap steel
Walter Parks – guitars
Mitch Stein, Sam Sherwin, John Clancy and more.
It is difficult to hear "one of us" and not imagine it has always existed. The spirit always has. Peter Vitalone is the new voice of an old soul.