MM Exposed - Behind the scenes with Jamie Peet
Dynamic drums reverberate over the almost empty beach of Egmond aan Zee. It is a remarkable convergence of the inner peace of nature, symbolized by the vast stretches of sand and the driving sounds of the percussion. Powerful as the waves of the North Sea. Strolling through the dunes, Dutch drummer Jamie Peet finds peace in his turbulent life as a musician. Music Meeting visited Peet on the beach and in the musical venue Music Center Blue in Alkmaar.
A journey of discovery into timbres and acoustics
Jamie talks about how he, inspired by his father (bass player Michael Peet) was convinced from an early age on that he too wanted to become a professional musician. The decisive factor came when he heard Elvin Jones play John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme.' He was completely overwhelmed by the energy of his drumming. To make his inspirations’ style his own, Peet immerses himself in an album and then tries to translate this into his own hands. This process manifests itself in a journey of discovery towards the ultimate timbres and acoustics.