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Take Five With Charlie Peacock

Read "Take Five With Charlie Peacock" reviewed by Charlie Peacock

Meet Charlie Peacock: Charlie Peacock is an American multi-genre Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, and recording artist. He has award-winning and chart-topping credits in jazz, gospel, country, folk, Americana, rock, and pop. Lemonade (Twenty Ten Music, 2014) is Peacock's third recording in the jazz genre. His first release, Love Press Ex-Curio (Thirty Tigers, 2005) was followed by Arc of The Circle (Runway Network, 2008), a duet recording with saxophonist Jeff Coffin. Each recording reached the Top 5 ...

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Charlie Peacock: Exhibits Curiosity, Returns to Jazz Roots

Read "Charlie Peacock: Exhibits Curiosity, Returns to Jazz Roots" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Nashville pianist, composer and author Charlie Peacock has raised a lot of eyebrows with 2005's Love Press Ex-Curio, the scintillating first release from his label, Runway Network. It marks his first full-on jazz effort in nearly three decades, a bold step away from the lucrative world of contemporary Christian music. The album is the latest in a long series of reinventions for the category-resistant musician.

The album's title is shorthand for “Loves Pressure, Exhibits Curiosity." Says Peacock, “I ...

INTERVIEW

Charlie Peacock: Accepting the Gift of Freedom

Read "Charlie Peacock: Accepting the Gift of Freedom" reviewed by Paul Olson

Charlie Peacock's been in the music business for twenty-five years; his recordings as a solo artist and producer (Amy Grant, Al Green, CeCe Winans, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Switchfoot) in the pop, gospel and alternative rock genres have sold millions of records. I'll admit I looked askance at his new jazz CD Love Press Ex-Curio--prejudiced by his background, I couldn't believe he could make an album of convincing music that incorporated improvisation. Still, the roster of musicians on the CD was ...

LIVE REVIEW

Charlie Peacock Band at the Jazz Standard

Read "Charlie Peacock Band at the Jazz Standard" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Charlie Peacock Jazz Standard New York City November 9, 2005

The Jazz Standard was packed to see Charlie Peacock leading a group with Marc Ribot (guitar), Jeff Coffin (tenor sax, flute), Felix Pastorius (electric bass), Maurice Brown (trumpet) and Matt Wilson (drums) in support of his most recent CD, Love Press Ex-Curio. The second set opened with a lively take on the rock-inflected “Bucket a Chicken , taken from the album. In ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charlie Peacock: Love Press Ex-Curio

Read "Love Press Ex-Curio" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Like a sound chemist, Charlie Peacock mixes acoustic jazz with electronica to create some interesting music on Love Press Ex-Curio (Love's Pressure Exhibits Curiosity). The pop and gospel Grammy-winning producer/artist now proves his passion for jazz, and the results are impressive. The recording features a list of jazz heavies including Ralph Alessi, Joey Baron, Jeff Coffin, Ravi Coltrane, James Genus, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roger Smith, Kirk Whalum, Victor Wooten, and others. Add the techno wizardry of Tony Miracle ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charlie Peacock: Love Press Ex-Curio

Read "Love Press Ex-Curio" reviewed by John Kelman

Lines between musical styles have become so blurred that it's not only impossible to pin down what's happening all the time--it's irrelevant. Bill Frisell, initially considered a jazz guitarist, now divides his time between Americana, world music, groove, bluegrass, jazz, and more--none of the genres meeting traditional definitions and all likely to be liberally cross-pollinated. Similarly, saxophonist Jan Garbarek, who emerged in the early 1970s as a post-Ayler free improviser, now blends Norwegian folk music with contemporary sampling and synthesizer ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Charlie Peacock: Love Press Ex-Curio

Read "Love Press Ex-Curio" reviewed by David Miller

Everything that came after Miles Davis is bound to have a Miles influence. It's just a matter of how the artists choose to express it. On Love's Pressure Exhibits Curiosity (Love Press Ex-Curio), Charlie Peacock manages to capture the spirit and compositional nature of Miles' early electric bands.Many similarities exist between this (Peacock's first foray into the jazz realm) and Bitches' Brew or In A Silent Way. Peacock's compositions are simpler, but they allow for the same spontaneous ...


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