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Peter White: Confidential

Peter White

While popular smooth-jazz guitarist Peter White places his trademark acoustic guitar in some varied stylistic settings on Confidential (Columbia), his fluency is a constant, transcending whatever else is going on in the arrangements.

An electronic rhythm underpins White’s melody on “Coast Road Drive,” while storm effects and Chris Botti’s muted trumpet help the guitarist establish a late-night vibe on the moody “Stormfront.” Things turn cinematic on “Swept Away,” a haunting, string-shaded number wherein White’s guitar harmonizes with his own accordion.

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