Musicians

Jacques Fred Petrus worked with a lot of great musicians. This list presents all known musicians based on the information found on the covers. The list is not complete because some covers does not point out the musicians on that particular recording. But the list gives nonetheless valuable and interesting knowledge about those numerous musicians.

The information for each musician includes full artist name, instrument/s (only the instruments played during the time with Petrus), appearances and additional information like interviews and links to official or any other website of great importance.

The string players on Change's 1981 album are excluded.

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Musicians
(in alphabetic order)
Photo
(if available)
Aghedo, George
  • Instrument: Congas
  • Appears on:
    Peter Jacques band
    (79) and Revanche (79)
  • More info:
    - Italian of probably African origin that worked with several Italian artists during the late 70s.
Alexander, Bob
  • Instrument: Trombone
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81) and Change (81 and 82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

No
picture
available

Allen, Timmy
  • Instrument: Bass guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82 and 85), Change
    (82, 83, 84 and 85) and High fashion (83)
  • More info:
    -
    Former Kinky foxx member before his engagemets
    with Petrus.
    Later a succesful producer of artists
    like Britney Spears and Backstreet boys.
Bargeron, Dave
  • Instrument: Trombone
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82)
  • More info:
    - www.davebargeron.com
    (official site)
Biancano, Maurizio
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band (81), Change (80? and 81),
    Peter Jacques band (79) and Silence (82)
  • More info:
    - Was the main egineer in Italy for many years


Bova, Jeff
  • Instruments: Keyboards and Synthesizer
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (82 and 83)
  • More info:
    - www. jacquespetrus.com (Interview)

Brecker, Randy
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    Change (82)
  • More info:
    -
    www.randybrecker.com (official site)
    Versitile and very well-used trumpeter for almost fourty years that worked with many great names like James Brown, George Benson and Chaka Khan. Was together with his brother Michael the co-founder of The Brecker brothers band in 74 that played a innovative jazz funk kind of music.
Brennan, Rick
  • Instrument: Percussion
  • Appears on:
    Change (83, 84 and 85)
  • More info:
    - Played on Takashi Itoh's jazz fusion album "T.K." in 91. Most recently Brennan has worked with saxphonist Daryl McKeever and can be heard on a Sony/France compilation with the track "My lovin'". Also not yet confirmed news from US says he's at this very moment (mid 2005) working with a Change remix project and a new band featuring Rick called "Changed". (Source: Nigel)


Bridges, Tony
  • Instrument: Bass guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82 and 83) and High fashion (83)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Bullock, Hiram
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (82) and High fashion (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www.hirambullock.com
    (official site)
    Distinguished jazz guitarist that worked with such great acts like David Sanborn, Bob James and Miles Davis. He released his debut album in 86. Bullock is perhaps best known for playing on Late night with David Letterman. Sadly Bullock died in 2008.
Camp(b)ell, Mike
  • Instruments: Guitar and Acoustic guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82, 83 ad 85), Change
    (82, 83, 84 and 85) and High fashion (83)
  • More info:
    N/A

Carley, Robin
  • Instrument: Saxophone
  • Appears on:
    Zinc
    (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Chew, Ray
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www.raychew.com
    (official site)
Coffey, Dennis
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    High fashion (82)
  • More info:
    - www.denniscoffey.com
    (official site)
Comini, Sandro
  • Instrument: Trombone
  • Appears on:
    Peter Jacques band
    (79), Revanche (79) and Rudy (79)
  • More info:
    - www.villagebigband.com
Cuffari, Flaviano
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    Silence
    (82)
  • More info:
    Played on albums by Kano among others.

D'Autorio, Dino
Davis, Bernard
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82 and 83), Change (83 and 84)
    and High fashion (83)
  • More info:
    N/A

Doriano, Beltrame
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    Rudy (79)
  • More info:
    - Has played with several Italian musicians, especially
    in the jazz genre.
Eastmond, Barry
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    Change (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Faddis, Jon
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

Fermo, Lini
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    Revanche (79)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Ford, Paris (Peewee Ford)
  • Instrument: Bass guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81)
  • More info:
    - www.parisfordmusic.com
    (official site)
    Was the central figure of B. B. & Q band in 1981.


Gallwey, Rick
  • Instrument: Percussion
  • Appears on:
    Change (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Gardner, Earl
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81), Change (81)
  • More info:
    - Playes Trumpet in the Saturday night live band since 1985.
Gianolio, Paolo
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81 and 82), Change (80?, 81 and 82),
    High fashion (82), Revanche (79),
    Rudy (79),
    Macho (78 and 80) and Silence (82 and 84)
  • More info:
    - One of the earliest and most important co-workers of Petrus.
Giorgino, Fabbri
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Peter Jacques band (79)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Golinelli, Claudio
  • Instrument: Bass guitar
  • Appears on:
    Silence
    (82)
  • More info:
    - In demand Italian bass guitar player with his main work based in Italy.
Gumbs, Onaje Allen
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (81) and Silence (82)
  • More info:
    -
    www.onajeallangumbs.com (official site)
    One of the industry’s most respected and talented musical collaborators deep involved with jazz/funk for more than 30 years. One of his albums "That special part of me" in 1988 really bring out amazing soul jazz featuring elegant masterpieces like "Quiet passion". Quots from Gumbs like "Music,not about what it is, but about what it does" and “Music has a healing force that is immeasurable and I am committed to being a part of that healing process” really show the wishes of his inner spirit.
Haqq, Fareed Abdul
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change (82)
  • More info:
    - Played on Freddie Jackson's debut album amonng others.
No
picture
available
Henry, Vince
  • Instruments: Saxophone and Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change (82, 83, 84 and 85) and Macho (III) (1984)
  • More info:
    N/A

Horton, Yogi
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (82)
    and High fashion (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Ippolito, Adam
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    Change (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Jam, Jimmy
  • Instruments: Keyboards and Synthesizer
  • Appears on:
    Change (84)
  • More info:
    - www.flytetyme.com
    (official site)
    Later one of the most regarded producers, instrumentalists and songwriters in black music.
Jenkins, Kevin
  • Instrument: Bass guitar
  • Appears on:
    High fashion (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Johnson, Toby
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    Change (83 and 84)
  • More info:
    - N/A


Kashif
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (82) and High fashion (82)
  • More info:
    - Former BT express member. Later on one of the most regarded producers, instrumentalists and songwriter in black music. Read his full bio at: Patriks Soul Funk Music
King, Howard
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    Macho (III)
    (1984)
  • More info:
    - Former Mtume member. Worked closely with Kevin Robinson among others producing rare funk bands like Network and The Strangers.
Lewis, Terry
  • Instruments: Acoustic piano, Keyboards
    and Synthesiziers

  • Appears on:
    Change
    (82) and High fashion (82)
  • More info:
    - www.flytetyme.com (official site)
    Later one of the most regarded producers, instrumentalists and songwriters in black music.
Love, Steve
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Maelen, Jimmy
  • Instrument: Percussion
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (82), High fashion (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - Accomplished musician that have played with the cream of worls artists.

Malavasi, Mauro
  • Instruments: Piano, Keyboards, Electric clavinet,
    Synthesizer and Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81, 82 and 83), Change (80?, 81, 82
    and 83),
    High fashion (1983), Macho (78 and 80),
    Peter Jacques band
    (79 and 80), Revanche (79),
    Ritchie family
    (82), Rudy (79) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www. jacquespetrus.com
    (Interview)
    The earliest and most important co-worker of Petrus and the brain behind many of the duos greatest hits.
Melotti, Gabrielli
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    Peter Jacques band
    (79), Revanche (79), Rudy (79) and
    Silence
    (82 and 84)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Migliore, Michael
  • Instruments: Saxophone and Guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81 and 82), Change (80, 81 and 82)
    and High fashion (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Minucci, Chieli
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82 and 83), Change (82)
    and High fashion (83)
  • More info:
    - www. jacquespetrus.com (Interview)

Mohammed, Abdul Wali
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81) and Change (81)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Moore, Ed
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

Murphy, Mic
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (80)
  • More info:
    - www. jacquespetrus.com (Interview)
    Was appointed by Petus as co-runner of the Little Macho publishing office in NYC. He had earlier worked with Kleeer and was in 1982 the co-founder of The System.

Nance , Kevin
  • Instrument: Keyboards
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81 and 82), Change (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    -
    Scheduled for the 1981 BB&Q band tour, but Petrus terminated him before the tour began
Nicholas, O.
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change (84)
  • More info:
    - N/A

No
picture
available
Orioli, Luca
  • Instrument: Synthesizer, Electric clavinet, Flute
    and Electric piano
  • Appears on:
    Rudy (79)
  • More info:
    - Has a band called "La band di Luca Orioli" featuring
    the highly attractive Sara Bernabini

Paz , Victor
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81), Change (81 and 82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Pelfacini (Pellacani), Marco
  • Instrument: Trombone
  • Appears on:
    Revanche (79) and Rudy (79)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Perdue, Dwayne
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Powell, Doc
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (81), Silence (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www.docpowell.com
    (official site)

Robin, Steve
  • Instrument: Acoustic piano
  • Appears on:
    High fashion (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Robinson, James
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change (82)

  • More info:
    - N/A

Robinson, Kevin
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82 and 83), Change (82),
    High fashion (83) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - Former Kinky foxx member before his engagemets
    with Petrus.
    In 1984 member of Network together with
    a few ex B. B. & Q. band and Mtume members.
Romani, Davide
  • Instruments: Bass guitar, Keyboards
    and Synthesizer
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81 and 82), Change (80?, 81 and 82),
    High fashion (82 and 83), Macho (78 and 80), Peter Jacques band (79), Revanche (79), Silence (82 and 84),
    Ritchie family (82),
    Rudy (79) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - One of the earliest and most important co-workers of Petrus.
Schwartz, Andy
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

No
picture
available
Siegel, Ira
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (82), High fashion (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www.irasiegel.com
    (official site)
Silverlight, Terry
Skinner, Steve
  • Instrument: Guitar, keyboards
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (1982), Macho (III) (1984)
    and
    Zinc (1982)
  • More info:
    - N/A

No
picture
available
Smith, James "Herb"
  • Instrument: Guitar
  • Appears on:
    Change (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

Soani, Emilio
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    Revanche (79)
  • More info:
    - N/A
No
picture
available
Stam, Marvin
  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (1982) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www.marvinstamm.com
    (Official site)
Tillotson, Brooks
  • Instrument: French horne
  • Appears on:
    Change (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

No
picture
available
Trevisi, Rudy
  • Instruments: Saxophone, Keyboards and Percussion
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81, 82 and 83), Change (81, 82
    and 83), High fashion (82 and 83),
    Macho (78 and 80),
    Peter Jacques band
    (79), Ritchie family (82), Rudy (79),
    Silence (82)
    and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - One of the earliest and most well-used co-workers of Petrus.
Tofani, David
  • Instrument: Saxophone
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82), Change (82)
    and
    Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A


Trimboli, Denny
  • Instrument: Saxophone
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (81), Change (81 and 82)
    and
    Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - N/A

No
picture
available
Valli, Celso
  • Instrument: Keyboards and synthesizer
  • Appears on:
    Silence 2 (82 and 84)
  • More info:
    - N/A
Williams, Buddy
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Appears on:
    Change
    (82), High fashion (82) and Zinc (82)
  • More info:
    - www.buddywilliams.com
    (Official site)
Williams, Kae
  • Instruments: Keyboards, Linn, Piano, Saxophone,
    DX-7 Rhodes, Prophet and Organ, Harp, Horn,
    Syntheziser and Drum machine
  • Appears on:
    B. B. & Q. band
    (82 and 85) and Change (82)
  • More info:
    - Ex. member of Breakwater. Williams sadly died in 2008.

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