By Bill Beuttler, The Boston Globe

Luques Curtis didn’t know how sick Berklee professor Ralph Peterson was while recording with him in December at Peterson’s studio in North Dartmouth. The acclaimed drummer, composer, and bandleader had continued performing and recording throughout his six-year battle with cancer. So their work on the project — Peterson’s album “Raise Up Off Me,” recorded with Curtis and his pianist brother, Zaccai Curtis, and out Friday — could easily have been mistaken, initially, for business as usual. Read more here.


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