b. 6 December 1954, Dallas, Texas, USA. As a small child Peet took piano lessons, and while at college developed an interest in the more advanced forms of jazz then being played, including the music of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and Anthony Braxton, only later backtracking to consolidate his understanding of the genre. He formed a duo with trombonist John Rapson, and sometimes both young men doubled on the other’s instrument. The group developed a localized, largely on-campus reputation. Some years later, in 1994, Peet played on the Dances Orations session led by Rapson, which also featured Braxton. He worked in various formats with Vinny Golia from the mid-80s; a trio (Worldwide & Portable), quintet (Regards From Norma Desmond), and the Large Ensemble (Decennium Dans Axlan and The Other Bridge (Oakland 1999)). Closer to post-bop mainstream, in 1988 Peet recorded with Kim Richmond (Looking In Looking Out). By the late 90s, Peet was more often to be heard playing organ, sometimes the Hammond B3 but usually the Hammond-Suzuki XB2. He recorded a tribute to Larry Young and later recorded with former Shadowfax guitarist G.E. Stinson. An excellent player of piano and organ, by the new millennium Peet’s skills were gradually making his name internationally known.
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