Alpha Moment was released August 20, 2015.
The album features eight original compositions and a sextet that includes Peter long-time friends Juno-winning guitarist Mike Rud, saxophonist Kenji Omae and Nathan Cepelinski, bassist Alec Walkington and drummer Ted Warren.
At londonjazznews.com, reviewer Patrick Hadfield wrote: "Hum's piano playing is articulate and understated; his composition is fluent and vivacious. With the quality of playing from his band, it makes a very entertaining record."
"This is a luminous recording," reviewer Raul De Gama wrote at torontomusicreport.com. "I can’t think of a better way of presenting your own compositions, especially ones as gorgeous as these, than with an ensemble that embraces them with such a deeply passionate performance."
To purchase the music in various formats or to order a CD, please visit my bandcamp page.
A Boy's Journey was released November 27, 2010 at Cafe Paradiso in Ottawa.
Produced by Peter Hum with Ross Murray, it was recorded December 28 and 29, 2008 by Ross Murray at Venturing Hills Farm in Luskville, Quebec. My description of the recording session is here.
The Montreal Gazette's Irwin Block awarded A Boy's Journey four stars, calling it "a celebration -- a modern, forward-looking and mainly upbeat session that sparkles with positive energy." His full review is here.
The disc in 320 kbps MP3 format can be purchased below. To purchase the music in other formats or to order a CD, please visit my bandcamp page.
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