Saxophone Projects

A selection of my current and recent musical projects in which I play saxophone.

(NB to hear music clips for dinner jazz and private functions, please go to the Function Bands page)

Pete Canter Quartet

High-intensity straight-ahead hardbop and latin jazz drawing on well crafted originals and choice standards, a regular at jazz venues and festivals.

From the album Lightflight (2013). Pete Canter (soprano/tenor saxophone), Jim Blomfield (piano), Sol Ahmed (double bass), Mark Whitlam (drums), composition by Pete Canter. Excerpts from the tracks Lightflight & Tynes

From the album Ununbium (2009). Pete Canter (tenor saxophone), Jim Blomfield (piano), Wayne Elliot (bass), Gary Evans (drums), compositions by Pete Canter. The track Mongoose:

From the album So Far (2007). Pete Canter (tenor saxophone), Dhevdhas Nair (piano), Riaan Vosloo (double bass), Mark Heyward (drums), composed by Pete Canter. Track Son of Red Blues:

From the album So Far (2007). Pete Canter (tenor saxophone), Paul Harris (piano), Andy Tunbridge (double bass), Mark Heyward (drums). Track Dreamer:

Pete Canter Trio

Working regularly in smaller venues and at private functions with a number of different musicians, usually a keyboard player and double bassist, the duo/trio has a large repertoire ranging from mainstream to contemporary standards, latin jazz and my original tunes.

Little Sunflower live with Jim Blomfied keys & Waynes Elliot bass at The Daffodil, Cheltenham

Art House Trio

Pete on sax with James Clemas on vocals and keys and Jim Rintoul on double bass. The trio plays swing, bebop and latin jazz and features tight sax & vox unisons and unusual twists and turns.

Pete Canter’s Sky Ensemble

A sextet/septet featuring sax, flute and strings performing my original music: contemporary European style jazz with flavours of folk, latin and classical music. Originally a quartet, then a quintet which recorded the excellent “Strange Bird” album, the ensemble is presently a sextet with myself on saxophones, Marius Rudnick on flutes, Peter Tamblyn on cello, Matt Johns on keys, Jim Rintoul on double bass & Gary Evans on drums.

From the album Strange Bird (2017) recorded with a quintet version of the band. Pete Canter (soprano saxophone), Lucy Welsman (cello), Matt Johns (piano), Jim Rintoul (double bass), Gary Evans (drums) compositions by Pete Canter.

The title track Strange Bird with excerpt from sax & piano solos: