Peter Vircks Quartet
Saxophonist Peter Vircks released a self-produced debut album of original music with his quartet entitled What You Believe Is True which has been listed in the top 10 "Jazz Favorites of 2014" on MPR News. Vircks' quartet features drummer Kevin Washington (Moveable Feast, Nachito Herrera), pianist and organist Brian Ziemniak (FDeluxe, Tina Schlieske, BZ3, Yohannes Tona Band) and bassist Ron Evaniuk (Harry Chapin, Source Code, JazzMN). They perform highly spirited originals and compelling standards from the hard bop, post-bop eras and beyond. Their new album, fuses funky, incisive rhythms with rich, unpredictable melodies and an extraordinary production aesthetic.
"...One of the best releases of the last year: saxophonist Peter Vircks’ "What You Believe Is True.'"
- Minnesota Public Radio
"…Melody that sings, twists forward and sways with virtuosic intensity…What You Believe Is True is sure to be one of my favorites among local releases of 2014”.
- Jazz Police
"...A raft of new compositions that straddle jazz and funk--and achieve that rare combination of the best of both."
"...[What You Believe Is True] has everything: great writing, playing, band, spirit and soul."
- Bebopified 2014 Twin Cities Critics Tally