Artist Profile Interviews

BA Podcast 21: Jeremy Pelt 

Source: burning ambulance.

Episode 21 of the Burning Ambulance podcast – we’re adults now! – features an interview with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, who’s been on the scene more or less since the dawn of the 21st century. He made his first album as a leader in 2002, but he really broke out of the pack in 2008, when he formed a quintet with JD Allen on tenor sax, Danny Grissett on piano, the late Dwayne Burno on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. He made four albums with that group—November in 2008, Men of Honor in 2010, The Talented Mr. Pelt in 2011, and Soul in 2012—and they’re all terrific. That was where I started listening to him—the first album I heard was The Talented Mr. Pelt, and I went backward immediately and checked out Men of Honor and November, and Soul. I interviewed him for the site in 2011, and have written about him a lot in the years since, because he makes an album a year, and they’re always impressive.