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Radio & Podcasts

A tribute to Gary Peacock

Read "A tribute to Gary Peacock" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This show is a tribute to the great double bassist Gary Peacock who passed in September this year. With a remarkable career, Gary's legacy is a discography featuring some of the key moments in jazz history. The list of musicians he has played with is impressive but I've focused on his ground breaking work with Keith Jarrett, Marc Copland and Paul Bley for this show along with some examples of his work as a leader. Playlist Gary Peacock ...

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Live Review

Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club

Read "Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club" reviewed by Nat Seelen


Gary Peacock Trio Regattabar Jazz Club Cambridge, MA November 10, 2017 Veterans' Day was an appropriate date for this show, which was indeed a concert of veterans. Gary Peacock served in the army in the 1950s, and the three musicians on stage that evening could count over 150 years combined on the bandstand, side by side with luminaries like Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, John Zorn, and so many more. Peacock has been leading the group since 2014, when ...

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Live Review

Gary Peacock Trio at the Jazz Standard

Read "Gary Peacock Trio at the Jazz Standard" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Gary Peacock Trio Jazz Standard New York, NY November 7, 2017 We rarely experience true freedom anymore. At random we're caught in someone's selfie or observed by a traffic or security camera. Hackers hack and everyone knows your vital information and search history. The machine knows your algorithm and sends specific ads to your desktop. Your cell phone has GPS. Freedom isn't another word to lose when they've confiscated all the words. And ...

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Live Review

Gary Peacock Trio at Jazz Standard

Read "Gary Peacock Trio at Jazz Standard" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


Gary Peacock Trio Jazz Standard New York, NY November 7, 2017 Anyone old enough to remember when special effects in films were handmade has probably noticed the lack of apparent weight in modern CGI. Compare, for example, the cityscapes of Blade Runner 2049 to those of its 1982 predecessor, wherein every physical model feels integrated into its surrounding environment. Gary Peacock is among an increasingly rare crop of artists bringing those nostalgic feelings ...

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Album Review

Gary Peacock: Tangents

Read "Tangents" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Throughout his storied career, bassist/composer Gary Peacock has gone a long way to make the bass an emotive and compelling solo instrument. Yet, when one looks back on--or better yet--listens back to the myriad of great recordings he has given us both as a sideman and leader, it is his emphatic, soul-intuitive, work within the piano trio format that makes us grateful. Think Bill Evans's '64 Verve debut Trio64. While ruminating in '64, listen to Peacock's exemplary work on Paul ...

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Album Review

Gary Peacock Trio: Tangents

Read "Tangents" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Considering his nearly sixty-five years of recording, Gary Peacock has been relatively selective in his choice of leader projects. His association with luminaries Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett have put him in the company of jazz history makers. When Jarrett's Standards Trio, with Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette, disbanded in 2014 after over twenty recordings, Peacock launched his own piano trio with pianist Marc Copland and drummer Joey Baron. Tangents is the follow-up to Now This ...

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Album Review

Gary Peacock Trio: Now This

Read "Now This" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


On some level it must be daunting to play in a piano trio with bassist Gary Peacock. He's a longtime member of the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio (with drummer Jack DeJohnette), arguably the definitive contemporary piano trio. Before that, he worked with the great Bill Evans, and with iconoclast Paul Bley (often in the company of drummer Paul Motian). But this group has its own history: he and pianist Marc Copland have an extensive discography together since 2008, ...


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