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Gary Peacock, yay!

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Since he's apparently still with us, let's take this opportunity to celebrate all the fine music he's been involved with.  At the moment I'm listening to Don Pullen's New Beginnings which was a bit of a reunion for Peacock and Tony Williams, but still very much Pullen's record since he wrote all of it and his signature piano moves are all over it.  Does anyone know what's up with the timings shown for the 6 tunes on al configurations being all so wildly off/short?  Anyway, Gary and tony sound great together here to my ears.

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Some of my favourite Peacock on this album

 

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Love him on the "First Encounter" album with Mal Waldron.  So in need of a CD issue.  

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So he is alive?  Thank God!

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Some of my favorite Peacock is on Tony Williams’s SPRING.

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2 hours ago, John L said:

So he is alive?  Thank God!

DeJohnette took down his statement and Wiki went back to treating him as alive - no now I just checked and the've gone back to saying he died, so it appears to be at least an open question.  The site claiming it was a hoax is a joke site, but maybe they were in on it?  In any case, let's just talk about his playing here.

16 minutes ago, Guy Berger said:

Some of my favorite Peacock is on Tony Williams’s SPRING.

Yes, it's an extraordinary album.  Was Rivers with Miles when Gary spent a couple of months as a sub in the spring of '64?

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His playing on Tony Williams's "Spring" is phenomenal.

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Enjoy his playing on "Voices" and "Eastward"

LWayne

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Albert Ayler/Gary Peacock/Sunny Murray, Spiritual Unity

Gary did many wonderful things with many wonderful people, but surely this is an apex, if not the one and only, what he'll be best remembered for.  As challenging as Ayler was to Western norms, surely the bigger challenge for a bass player was 'what do I do if the drummer isn't playing time (at least not in a conventional way)?'  Do I work extra hard to nail down the time or go with the flow?  Albert worked with some other fine bassists, but I don't know that any of them got him any better, at least not this stage - the later bands with Donald are a very different thing.

 

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I was hoping maybe some one would recomend some later day recordings by Gary - I think the last I have is Just so Happens with Fill f. from '94.  

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5 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said:

I was hoping maybe some one would recomend some later day recordings by Gary - I think the last I have is Just so Happens with Fill f. from '94.  

Martian Solal "Just Friends" on Dreyfus, recorded in 1997. Piano trio with Paul Motian. Joyful stuff!   

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7 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said:

I was hoping maybe some one would recomend some later day recordings by Gary - I think the last I have is Just so Happens with Fill f. from '94.  

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8 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said:

I was hoping maybe some one would recomend some later day recordings by Gary - I think the last I have is Just so Happens with Fill f. from '94.  

Tangents and Now This his final two albums are excellent as well.

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Here are my four favorite recordings with Gary Peacock:

Bud Shank - New Groove

The Remarkable Carmell Jones

Bill Evans - Trio '64

Steve Kuhn Trio - Walrtz;Blue Side

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Clare Fischer -- First Time Out

Prince Lasha -- The Cry

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Marilyn Crispell / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: Amaryllis. ECM 1742 [2001]

I met Marilyn Crispell and Gary Peacock as a duo at our Göttingen Jazz Festival in 2002

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