Gary Peacock

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Gary Peacock
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Peacock performing in July 2003
Background information
Birth name Gary Peacock
Born (1935-05-12) 12 May 1935 (age 79)
Burley, Idaho, United States
Genres Jazz, bebop, avant-garde jazz, free jazz, post-bop, hard bop
Occupations Musician, composer, educator
Instruments Double bass
Associated acts Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Bley, Albert Ayler, Don Pullen, Ralph Towner, Tony Williams, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Bill Connors, Marilyn Crispell, Peter Erskine, Bill Frisell, Mal Waldron, John Surman, Jan Garbarek, Barney Kessel, Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Sunny Murray, Paul Motian, Art Lande, Eliot Zigmund, Tomasz Stanko, Palle Mikkelborg
Website http://www.trovar.com/ECM/ECM.php?artist=Peacock

Gary Peacock (born May 12, 1935, in Burley, Idaho) is an American jazz double-bassist.[1]

Biography[edit]

After military service in Germany, in the early sixties he worked on the west coast with Barney Kessel, Bud Shank, Paul Bley and Art Pepper, then moved to New York. He worked there with Bley, the Bill Evans Trio (with Paul Motian), and Albert Ayler's trio with Sunny Murray. There were also some live dates with Miles Davis, as a temporary substitute for Ron Carter.

Peacock spent time in Japan in the late 1960s, abandoning music temporarily and studying Zen philosophy. After returning to the United States in 1972, he studied Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and taught music theory at Cornish College of the Arts from 1976 to 1983.

In 1983 he joined Keith Jarrett's "Standards Trio" with Jack DeJohnette (the three musicians had previously recorded Tales of Another in 1977 for ECM Records, under Peacock's leadership). Among the trio's albums are Standards, Vol. 1 and Standards, Vol. 2 and Standards Live.

He was previously married to fellow musician Annette Peacock.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Franck Amsallem

With Albert Ayler

With Paul Bley

With Bill Connors

With Marilyn Crispell

With Don Ellis

With Bill Evans

With Clare Fischer

With Keith Jarrett

With Don Pullen

With John Surman

With Ralph Towner

With Mal Waldron

With Tony Williams

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Composer
Year Title Credit Notes
1961 Toys on a Field of Blue composer short film
1964 New York Eye and Ear Control composer short film
Performer
Year Title Credit Notes
1960 Barefoot Adventure musician surfing documentary
1985 Keith Jarrett: Standards himself (bass guitar) direct-to-video documentary
1993 The Keith Jarrett Trio: Live at Open Theatre East himself (bass guitar) direct-to-video documentary
Soundtrack
Year Title Credit Notes
2001 Mostly Martha "Never Let Me Go" & "U Dance" performed by: (credited w/Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette) soundtrack

Television[edit]

Performer
Year Title Credit Notes
1962 Frankly Jazz himself (musician: bass) (TV series) original air date: 10 November 1962

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