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Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club

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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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Gary Peacock Trio at the Jazz Standard

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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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Gary Peacock Trio at Jazz Standard

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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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Gary Peacock: Tangents

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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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Gary Peacock Trio: Tangents

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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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Gary Peacock Trio: Now This

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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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Gary Peacock Trio: Now This

Read "Now This" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Some of bassist Gary Peacock's earliest musical associations speak to a career that has been nurtured by unusually well-rounded experiences. Subbing for Ron Carter in gigs with Miles Davis, playing with the Bill Evans Trio and pianist Paul Bley and a stay with saxophonist Albert Ayler provided Peacock with foundations that ran the gamut from main-stream balladry, to conceptually modern jazz to the most unrestricted free jazz. All of which led up to the three-decades long relationship with Keith Jarrett ...

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Gary Peacock / Marilyn Crispell: Azure

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Who leads a project is often nothing more than a matter of optics. Bassist Gary Peacock's name may come first on the cover of Azure, but there's no doubt that this is a collaborative affair, with pianist Marilyn Crispell an equal participant; the two even co-produced the recording, with label head Manfred Eicher nowhere to be found. Peacock and Crispell have worked as a duo for years, in addition to delivering two sublime trio recordings for the label with the ...

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Gary Peacock / Marc Copland: Insight

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Chiefly known as pianist Keith Jarrett's choice bassist, Gary Peacock has nevertheless continually invested himself in a myriad of projects not involving his once marathoning employer. One such endeavor is this duet recording with pianist Marc Copland. Taped during his stint with Copland's New York Trio in May 2005 and October 2007, Insight captures the moodier, more poetic side of their sporadic association.An oft-overlooked veteran who has worked with such illustrious artists as Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie and ...

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Gary Peacock / Marc Copland: Insight

Read "Insight" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

At this point, pianist Marc Copland (born 1948) and bassist Gary Peacock (born 1939) have achieved high priest status in the jazz world. Peacock's quarter-plus century run in Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio is legendary and ongoing, aside from his numerous other outings as a sideman, and a handful of sets in the leader's seat. Copland is a musician (early on, a saxophonist) who didn't sit down at the piano with serious intent until he was an adult. He has become ...

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Gary Peacock / Marc Copland: Insight

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Gary Peacock and pianist Marc Copland have been working together for nearly 20 years, though most often in a trio setting. Peacock was Copland's bassist of choice on two of his New York Trio Recordings trilogy sets— Modhina (2006) and Voices (2007), both on the German Pirouet label. But for a pianist who mines dark, impressionistic yet subtly romantic places, the most intimate of settings is the duo, and this pair's first (and, until now, only) duet recording, What It ...

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Gary Peacock: Live in Japan 93/96 (DVD), Home Row & Trio

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Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette Live In Japan 93 / 96 ECM 2009 Bill Carrothers Home Row Pirouet 2008 Lowell Davidson Trio ESP-Disk 2008

The bass is something like the spinal column of a jazz ensemble, where rhythm and harmony are made to cohere. ...


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