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Pete Calandra and Straight Up

Same As It Ever Was

Release Date: February 11, 2022

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1 Same As It Ever Was  

Same As It Ever Was is an upbeat, flowing contemporary piano track composed and produced by Pete Calandra.

Pete Calandra and Straight Up is a project started by composer/pianist Peter Calandra to have an outlet for new music that is separate from his New Age/Ambient/Film Score output. Straight Up was a group he played in one summer between semesters of undergraduate school. The group worked 11 gigs a week for that entire summer. The foundation of this work was a 5 afternoon per week residence on the boardwalk at the Neptune Beach Club in Westhampton Beach, NY.

The group’s music was Contemporary Jazz and Reggae. They played the music of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Spyro Gyra, Tom Scott and the LA Express, Return To Forever, Grover Washington, Stanley Turrentine, Bob James, Bob Marley and others. The music Pete is outputting for this project is an updated version of those styles.

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