One of the world’s superlative guitarists, Eddie Arjun Peters and his band, ARJUN, will perform at The Iridium on August 31, as well as drop a new EP this fall.
ARJUN is composed of Eddie Arjun Peters on guitar, Michael Vetter on drums, and Andre Lyles on bass. The band’s sound mixes improvisational jazz savors with muscular rock tones, coruscating with surging energy and persuasive surface colors, as well as intricate melodies.
ARJUN released Space, the first chapter in a trilogy of albums, in 2013. Full of supple harmonics and dazzling, mesmerizing hues, Space displayed the trio’s innovative nuances and balance of both delicate and brawny soundscapes. Recorded spontaneously, the album’s showcase track was “Orion,” featuring the percussive flair of E.J. Rodriguez.
Space was followed by Core, an album that achieved new levels of aural virtuosity, fusing rock and jazz into velvety, gracious melodies suffused with unparalleled transcendent colors and exquisite sonority. Highlighted by the organ work of John Medeski of Medeski Martin and Wood, mixed by Scotty Hard, Core rocketed to the fourth spot on the Jambands Chart.
Gravity, the third album in the trilogy, dropped in 2016. Mixed by the masterful hand of Scotty Hard, Gravity obtained massive airplay and acclaim from critics and reviewers. Featuring guest performances by Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Molly Cherryholmes, the album radiated captivating flavors. Peters’ guitar work held listeners spellbound, explaining why the album secured the number five spot on the Jambands Chart.
The incredible virtuosity of Peters’ skill on his axe, along with the trio’s innate ability to improvise extemporaneously, makes ARJUN’s music redoubtable.
If you live on the East Coast or will be visiting, you can see ARJUN live: The Iridium, 1650 Broadway (at 51st St.), August 31 at 8pm – $20 Cover, 212-582-2121, Reserve Tickets here.