Zoöphyte: Out of the Cave digital EP (2021)
Peter Jones and Trevor Lever wrote four new songs for this EP, which features yet more brilliant UK-based jazz musicians: Tom Berge (piano/organ) and Andrew Cleyndert (double bass) play on all tracks, joined by Graeme Flowers (trumpet), Vasilis Xenopoulos, Gunnar Mossblad and Bill Yeomans (tenor saxophone), Mark Aston (tenor and baritone saxophones), Sophie Alloway and Mark Whitlam (drums).
Zoöphyte: Signs of Life (2020)
This project brings together some of London’s top jazz talent. Zoöphyte consists of Rob Luft (guitar), Ross Stanley (piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ), Graeme Flowers (trumpet), Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor saxophone), Nick Mills (trombone), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Sophie Alloway (drums), Will Fry (percussion), and Kitty Whitelaw (backing vocals). Signs of Life was recorded in October 2019, and once again showcases the writing of Peter Jones and Trevor Lever in generically looser vein than previously.
Review from London Jazz News:
Under The Setting Sun (2017)
Peter recorded 11 of his original compositions, written with Trevor Lever, in March 2017 with Anthony Kerr (vibraphone), Vasilis Xenopoulos (flute/tenor saxophone), Neil Angilley (piano), Andy Hamill (double bass/harmonica) and Davide Giovannini (drums). The new album was released in August 2017 on the Howlin’ Werewolf label, distributed by Discovery Records. Jazz FM’s Chris Philips, Helen Mayhew, Jez Nelson and Sarah Ward have all played tracks, as have Jazz London Radio, Meridian FM and Radio X (Frankfurt).
What they said about UNDER THE SETTING SUN
‘The level of creativity and skill on offer makes this a valuable and important collection for anyone remotely interested in contemporary jazz singing and songwriting’ – London Jazz News
‘A first class composer/singer/lyricist… his aim was to create something that people might want to chill out to at 2am. In that he succeeds brilliantly – the Wee Small Hours of today, no less’ – BeBop Spoken Here
‘A lovely blend of tempos and a mature set of compositions that have been beautifully crafted and delivered’ – UK Vibe
‘Jones may not be the youngest rising star in the jazz firmament, but Under the Setting Sun shows that he’s one of the brightest’ – Jazz Journal
‘Gorgeous… clever lyrics… great arrangements’ – Jazz in Europe
In May and June 2015, Peter recorded a new 12-track CD. On the session were Nigel Price (guitars), Henry Lowther (trumpet and flugelhorn), Neil Angilley (acoustic and Fender Rhodes pianos), Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass) and Davide Giovannini (drums).
What they said about UTOPIA
‘A fine collection of swinging jazz… some nice surprises and a superb sound… a treasure trove of first-class jazz, new lyrics to old classics, great solos from a stellar band and a punchy sound mix – a recording I first heard in January and am still humming today’ – Mark McKergow, London Jazz News
‘Jones channels Mark Murphy to impressive effect’ – Peter Quinn, Jazzwise
‘I listened to the CD – knocked out…. This is crooning for today’ – Lance Liddle, BeBop Spoken Here
‘Impressions is killer!!!’ – Gilles Peterson
‘A wonderfully atmospheric version of Chinatown – brilliant stuff’ – Sarah Ward, Jazz FM