has a lot to offer, its specialties, its nature, the beautiful
capital. However its famous export is music. In the smooth
jazz genre a new Hungarian group has established, Peet Project. The
group comprised currently of violinist, composer, producer Peter “Peet”
Ferencz, saxophonist Attila Závodi, keyboardist Olivér Magán, bassist
Martin Gudics, and drummer Marcell Gudics.
Everything started with their debut Pink Spirit, released in
2010. Their sophomore album Turn You On already followed in
2011, then Overseas (2013) and Love (2015). Their
newest endeavor is entitled The Bad Boys Of Budapest (2017)
and offers guest appearances by keyboardist Jonathan Fritzén,
saxophonist Dave Koz, bassist and singer Gáspár Laci and singer James
Copley from the band Electro Deluxe.
Downtown Therapy is the music the community need,
crisp like a freshly laid egg, with the dynamic of the youth and the
violin in the lead, a rare sound in the world of smooth jazz. The
group has no reservations to pop music as it provides with Don’t
Wanna Know, which could easily make the jump into the charts with
intelligent instrumentation and astounding energy.
Champagne of My Life is a grandiose sparkling love ballad
with the fine taste of a Moët & Chandon. Bring Me to Life
features Swedish keyboard maestro Jonathan Fritzén in a tune with a
Gospel like approach. Like a Kid brings Peet on violin back
into game with an organic vibe,
Jean-Luc Ponty would be proud about.
Rosy Cheeks is a collaboration with saxophonist Dave Koz
which took its origin in a gig of Peet Project aboard the Dave Koz
Cruise in February 2016. Impressed by their performance Dave visited
the band in Hungary several month later and recorded with them this
track. Paul Brown refined the tune with a remix and added his killer
licks to the groove. The song was already released as a single in
White Ferrari is a wavering song with a hooky atmosphere
which places less emphasis on acceleration but
on touching the most intimate and emotional strings, merging body and
soul together. The strong and energetic Shut the Door
features vocalist Gáspár Laci who perfectly sings along his bass and
loves to alienate his voice with autotune effects. Show You My
City has a folkloric impact in the direction of Irish folk music
due to the chosen instrumentation (violin and flute).
Yes Your Love lives by the sanguinary vitality of the singer
James Copley whose great hipness and vocal coolness swaggers into the
groove. River Cruise intermingles a catchy violin driven
melody about the beauty of a Danube cruise with a squeaky tone
obviously included as rhythmic factor.
Got This Feeling has commercial appeal with crossover effects
between smooth jazz and pop. To put it in a nutshell, first rate
musical enthusiasm. Kill Your Monster has got one more to go.
This song sounds like young Billy Joel in action.
As the title The Bad Boys Of Budapest gives a foreboding of
things to come, this album is not tamed smooth jazz in the traditional
sense. Peet Project stands for groundbreaking format-busting musical
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Bad Boys Of Budapest
Artist: Peet Project
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Beagle Beat Records
1. Downtown Therapy 4:42
2. Don’t Wanna Know 4:06
Champagne of My Life 4:53
4. Bring Me to Life (feat. Jonathan
5. Like a Kid 4:05
6. Rosy Cheeks (feat.
Dave Koz) 3:51
7. White Ferrari 4:10
8. Shut the Door
(feat. Gáspár Laci) 4:39
9. Show You My City 3:15
Your Love (feat. James Copley) 5:57
11. River Cruise 4:00
12. Got This Feeling 3:19
13. Kill Your Monster 2:54
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