Saint Patrick's Day

David Pedrick

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The earliest known printing of ‘Saint Patrick’s Day’ dates back to the late 1750’s when it was included in Oswald's “Caledonian Pocket Companion Book XI." The original melody was to be played slowly in 4/4 time and then followed by a 6/8 variation of that melody, which is the jig most often played by traditional musicians today. The survival of the jig portion of the original printing is most likely attributed to ‘St. Patrick’s Day’s inclusion in Edward Bunting’s “The Ancient Music of Ireland (1840).” In an effort to document what was perceived by many as a dying tradition, Bunting was commissioned to transcribe the tunes played by harpers at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792. The melody of ‘St. Patrick’s Day’ in Bunting’s collection was played by the blind County Armagh harper Patrick Quinn.

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On the Way

 David Pedrick, vocals, guitars, mandolin, bodhran |  Ken Gehret, fiddle, banjo, mandolin  |  Faith Shiffer, alto flute

 Traditional tunes, court music, and songs of motion and place from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.



 David Pedrick, guitar |  Mike Bitts, bass  |  Aaron Walker, drums

"David Pedrick's 'Three' is a completely improvised recording featuring acoustic guitar, bass, and drums. Pedrick earned his Master's in Classical Guitar Performance from West Chester University and is a prominent educator, writer, and performer. His compositions have been featured on NPR and the BBC. Joining this multifaceted guitarist are Mike Bitts on double bass and Aaron Walker on percussion. This is perhaps one of the most accessible recordings of collective improvisations heard to date. The delicate and intuitive interplay between the three is extraordinary. The unrehearsed first take compositions are surprisingly coherent and cohesive. This is a true egalitarian trio with each member given equal opportunity to contribute to the improvised pieces. For example, Walker's fiery percussion is prominently featured on the Bo Diddley inspired "Four," while Bitts' fluid bass is showcased on "Two." Pedrick's acoustic is both precise and pristine and is an amalgamating presence throughout the session. "Three" is an excellent example of how collective improvisation can really work at creating music that is moving, adventurous, and accessible. This album is highly recommended." -Minor 7th

" sounds, different instrumentation and above all arrangements that push the cerebral boundaries of the more commonplace form and functionality of the improvised music we refer to as jazz. David Pedrick has this concept down cold. There are less than a half dozen of his contemporaries that are on a similar footing while pushing the melodic envelope of modern jazz. Far from your typical trio ensemble which normally consists of a front man and two after thoughts there is an amazing group dynamic with ambient textured harmonies and subtle nuances that give up something new with each spin of the disc. Bassist Mike Bitts and drummer Aaron Walker provide seamless communication and incredible finesse in complementing not only the performance of Pedrick but in allowing  a three dimensional soundscape of keen melodic interplay."   - Critical Jazz
 “Inspiring...perfect for inquiring thinking.”  - All About Jazz
 “One thing that shines brightly on Three is the sense of sitting in some intimate club where you’re just feet from the stage, watching as these guys play and challenge one another and pull fresh directions out of the moment. The sound is clean and vibrant and the work doesn’t get bogged in the cacophony that can plague improv. Sit back and enjoy three musicians at play on Three.”  - Hypnagogue

  “This CD captures lightning in a bottle... The music itself goes down smooth and fills the sonic space with what I would describe as peaceful tranquility with all the excitement of a live jazz performance. The musicianship, though extremely complex and dynamic, provides a lot of earthy variety. Make no bones about it - this band is rock solid. I was entertained the entire time. That’s not easy to pull off as a 3 piece – so it’s quite impressive that these cats can hold your attention quite well for over 45+ minutes.”  - Indie Music Digest 

Time Remembered

David Pedrick, guitar | Ryan Kauffman, soprano saxophone | Steve Meashey, bass | Dave Young, drums

“David Pedrick is setting a new standard for modern jazz guitar. Time Remembered would be one of those rare virtually flawless recordings that should be held up as the ‘how to’ guide for those that feel so bold as to attempt such an auspicious release. This is not a ‘tribute’ release. David Pedrick utilizes his prolific talent and vision to take on the work of a legend while making it his own. An artist.”  -  Critical Jazz

"While the boundaries set for this recording could have been too restrictive for lesser artists, just the opposite is true for Pedrick. Here the visionary guitarist's unmatched virtuosity, innate melodicism, and remarkable compositional skills essentially redefines the parameters of Evans' music.  "Time Remembered" is a bold and audacious release, pristinely recorded, and sets the stage for how jazz musicians should reexamine the works of our most treasured legends. This album is highly recommended and absolutely compulsory for all listeners of contemporary improvised music."- Minor 7th

★★★★ If you’re going to reassemble music, this is a lovely way to do it.” - All About Jazz

"There is a real sense that Time Remembered works as a cohesive, certainly unified whole, almost classical is its unity in its development of Evans' ideas in new directions...It's the music that's important. And the music is excellent.  - Blogcritics

Time Remembered is an impressive musical production from start to finish. Pedrick’s guitar virtuosity just makes the whole thing work as he provides the perfect balance between strong melodic delivery and sizzling jazz guitar chops.”   - Muse’s Muse

"Time Remembered is an album that would have made Bill Evans proud." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer


The Quiet Car

David Pedrick, guitar |  Steve Meashey, bass


Improvised acoustic guitar and upright bass duets recorded live in studio. 



David Pedrick - guitar, banjo, mandolin, charango, vocals

 Acoustic traditional tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.


Miles From Home

David Pedrick - guitars, mandolin, vocals

Irish acoustic folk songs