Merv's first love is jazz piano, here is his collection of jazz trio covers. Classic standards like "Take Five" and "Summer Time" plus a few original jazz tunes written by Merv.
His natural un-manafactured jazz style is both virtuosic and unique, and his fresh sounding arrangements of more current standards like "Hotel California" are a testament to his vivid imagination.
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Merv de Peyer - original piano sonata's
illuminations A father son collaboration.
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Solo Jazz piano has been the constant throughout Merv’s career. He has held solo piano residence's in New York venues such as Tavern on the Green, The Empire Dinner, R.J. Scotties. plus many others.
Merv now performs regularly at some of London’s top piano bars and jazz club's, including The Criterion Restaurant. The Connaught, The Savoy Grill and The Langham.
He has recently performed at Ronnie Scott's and the 606 Jazz Club with UK singer Lance Ellington. Lance also guests on Merv's latest album Deep Lounge Music - Your Prescription.
He loves Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, his solo piano repertoire includes many songs by Cole Porter, Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart.
His overall style, technique and use of jazz harmony have been influenced most by master pianist's Bill Evans, George Shearing and Keith Jarrett.
Merv has performed solo jazz cocktail piano for Sir Paul McCartney, Brain Ferry, Jack Nicolson, Catherine Deneuve, John Travolta, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Alec Baldwin and Robert Plant plus many other's.
Merv with guys from Bella Vista Social Club
Merv with Pharaoh Sanders and Hooky
(New Order) produced and written by Arthur Baker