Peter's third album, Ordinary Heroes, was released online October 18, 2019.
The album features Peter in the company of some of Canada's most dynamic jazz musicians: tenor saxophonist Kenji Omae, trumpeter David Smith, guitarist Mike Rud, bassists Alec Walkington or Dave Watts, and drummer Ted Warren.
The group tackled 10 of Peter's latest compositions, which are his responses to the political and social tumult of the current day. The recording was supported by grants from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.
You can hear (and buy) its music at Peter's Bandcamp page.
Ordinary Heroes will be released internationally and with hard copies available in March 2020, at which time Peter and his group will play a 10-date tour that will visit venues in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Alpha Moment was released August 20, 2015.
The album features eight original compositions and a sextet that includes Peter long-time friends Juno-winning guitarist Mike Rud, saxophonist Kenji Omae and Nathan Cepelinski, bassist Alec Walkington and drummer Ted Warren.
At londonjazznews.com, reviewer Patrick Hadfield wrote: "Hum's piano playing is articulate and understated; his composition is fluent and vivacious. With the quality of playing from his band, it makes a very entertaining record."
"This is a luminous recording," reviewer Raul De Gama wrote at torontomusicreport.com. "I can’t think of a better way of presenting your own compositions, especially ones as gorgeous as these, than with an ensemble that embraces them with such a deeply passionate performance."
This recording was supported by grants from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.
To purchase the music in various formats or to order a CD, please visit my bandcamp page.
A Boy's Journey was released November 27, 2010 at Cafe Paradiso in Ottawa.
Produced by Peter Hum with Ross Murray, it was recorded December 28 and 29, 2008 by Ross Murray at Venturing Hills Farm in Luskville, Quebec. My description of the recording session is here.
The Montreal Gazette's Irwin Block awarded A Boy's Journey four stars, calling it "a celebration -- a modern, forward-looking and mainly upbeat session that sparkles with positive energy." His full review is here.
This recording was supported by a grant from the City of Ottawa.
The disc in 320 kbps MP3 format can be purchased below. To purchase the music in other formats or to order a CD, please visit my bandcamp page.