"...Dave Peterson originals (are) full of sharp gleaming edges and shining facets...catchy, stick-in-the-head melodies, and a very accessible sound that reveals deeper complexities on multiple listens." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ. Raised in Montana by musicians and music educators, cousins Dave Peterson, Rob Kohler and Lee Kohler each went their own way after school, forging rich and varied music careers with teaching, performing and tours throughout the world. Forty-five years later, the cousins assembled in Seattle for this reunion of sorts, gathering compositions, mutual musician friends, and their collective inherited musical taste.
From the impressionism of Peterson's lyrical title tune, to the quirky funk of "M&M Blues," composed by the Kohler's late father, or their two rangy group improvisations, "Winter Colors" exudes the warmth of family and the cousin's depth of musical kinship.