Improvision Released in France 

Improvision Double CD is now released by Universal Jazz France. Amazon France has the title available now: http://www.amazon.fr/Improvision-Peiffer-Bernard/dp/B007JNN1RU Sunnyside records will be the sole US/NA distributor for this release. Expected US release date is September 2012 Amazon Fr review: More than 35 years after his death, the work of Bernard Peiffer is probably one of the most misunderstood of modern jazz. With extraordinary talent, Peiffer never stopped to change his art in search of a…

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NEW RELEASE: "IMPROVISION" 

Universal Jazz France and I are releasing a double CD of album reissue and NEW live performances. Stay tuned for more information as we expect this release to happen imminently.

IAJE Article 

A truly exceptional example of writing from my friend and scholar Don Glanden. Words escape me to so I will let this speak for itself. It will touch you...I am certain Please pass this on to everyone...! To Don, I am grateful. --Stephan Link: http://www.iaje.org/iaje.aspx?pid=108 Author: Don Glanden The University of the Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Published in the Jazz Research Proceedings Yearbook, Vol. 27, 2007 Introduction Although the canon of historically important jazz…

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All About Jazz - 3 Part Audio Interview 

Interview conducted by Vic Schermer with guests: Don Glanden and Stephan Peiffer. Interview from April 2006. You can access it at: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=21669 Let us know what you think by adding your thoughts into the guestbook section...! We'd love to hear from you. Many thanks to Vic and the AAJ crew to take the time and commitment to make this happen.

DOWNBEAT - CD REVIEW 

UPCOMING AUGUST 2006 ISSUE WILL REVIEW THE "FORMIDABLE" RECORDING...!!!

JAZZ TIMES - JUNE 2006 ISSUE 

JazzTimes - JUNE 2006 Review by Thomas Conrad BERNARD PEIFFER Formidable…! To spend time with this album’s music, together with its 16-page booklet of reminiscences and photos, is a moving experience. It represents a passionate labor of love by Stephan Jean-Bernard Peiffer on behalf of his father. Bernard Peiffer was a classically trained French pianist who emigrated to the United States in 1954 and settled in Philadelphia, where he died in 1976. The central thesis of this project is stated…

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The Title 

Just a quick note to those who might wonder how I came up with the record title "Formidable...!" Some recent feedback from listeners thought the title as "pretentious" and self-proclaiming but I can assure you this is not the case. Growing up in a home with 2 french parents whose backgrounds were artistically centered, I often heard the word formidable spoken vehemently by them, (add a heavy french accent and pronounce it a la francais; FORR-MEE-DABLUH) when reacting to an exceptional…

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New Photos 

Check out the photo section as I've added a few photos with more on the way. --SP