Pete Mills Quartet

Pete Mills Quartet

 Lewis Center, Ohio, USA

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Saxophonist/composer Pete Mills' last two CDs receive 4 stars All Music Guide (Art and Architecture) and 3 1/2 Stars from Downbeat (Fresh Spin)
Modern Jazz with an edge


A native of Toronto Canada, saxophonist and composer Pete Mills’ discography includes 3 solo releases with his most recent, Fresh Spin (Summit Records) featuring B3 organist Tony Monaco and New York based guitarist Pete McCann. The disc received enthusiastic reviews in both DownBeat (3 ½ Stars) and JazzTimes magazines and was on the Jazz Week top 50 radio chart for 8 weeks. His 2004’s release on Summit, Art and Architecture (4 stars All Music Guide), features drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Dennis Irwin and Pete McCann. A top 50 Jazz Week radio release, it also received airplay on the MTV networks. His first solo release was the critically acclaimed, Momentum (COJAZZ Records). As a sideman he appears on over a dozen CDs including those by guitarist Stan Smith, saxophonist Chad Eby, the eclectic ensemble Madrugada, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. As a soloist Mills works throughout the U.S and Canada. In Columbus Ohio he performs as a featured soloist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (Byron Stripling Musical Director). Educated at the Eastman School of Music and the University of North Texas, Mills has received Grants from the Canada Council and was a recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer’s Fellowship. In addition to his performing, Mills teaches saxophone, improvisation and directs the jazz ensemble at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.


As a Leader:

Fresh Spin, Summit Records C7009
Art and Architecture, Summit Records C393
Momentum, MightyErnieMusic1

As a Sideman

The Colors of Jazz, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Jazz Vespers, The Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra
Live at The Bop Stop, The Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra
Traditions, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Tryptich, Chad Eby
Night and Day, Barbara Knight with The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Pathways, Stan Smith
Madrugada, Madrugada
A Touch of the Culture, Don Hales