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January 13, 1925|
New York City, New York, US
|Died||October 24, 2015
London, England, UK
|Associated acts||Glenn Miller, Don Redman, Coleman Hawkins, James Moody, Roy Eldridge, Don Byas, Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand, Léo Ferré, André Hodeir, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Peter Herbolzheimer|
Nat Peck (January 13, 1925 – October 24, 2015) was an American jazz trombonist.
Nathan Peck was born in New York City. He played with Glenn Miller (1943–45) and Don Redman (1947) early in his career. After moving to France, where he lived from 1947 to 1951, he attended the Paris Conservatory (1949–51) and played with Coleman Hawkins (1949), James Moody (1949–50), Roy Eldridge, Don Byas and Kenny Clarke (1950). In the 1950s Peck played on television in New York and Paris. In 1953 he recorded with Dizzy Gillespie.
Peck returned to France again in the 1960s, playing with Michel Legrand, Léo Ferré, André Hodeir and Duke Ellington. He spent some time in England and Germany, working as a staff musician at Sender Freies Berlin and playing with Quincy Jones and the Clarke-Boland Big Band (1963–69). He relocated to London in 1965, where he became active in the studios, film, and television. He worked with Benny Goodman in 1970–72 and with Peter Herbolzheimer in 1979.
Peck was semi-retired by the 1990s, but remained in the music industry as a contractor and promoter. He died on October 24, 2015 in London at the age of 90.
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With the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band
- Jazz Is Universal (Atlantic, 1962)
- Handle with Care (Atlantic, 1963)
- Now Hear Our Meanin' (Columbia, 1963 )
- Swing, Waltz, Swing (Philips, 1966)
- Sax No End (SABA, 1967)
- Out of the Folk Bag (Columbia, 1967)
- 17 Men and Their Music (Campi, 1967)
- All Smiles (MPS, 1968)
- Faces (MPS, 1968)
- Latin Kaleidoscope (MPS, 1968)
- Fellini 712 (MPS, 1969)
- All Blues (MPS, 1969)
- More Smiles (MPS, 1969)
- Clarke Boland Big Band en Concert avec Europe 1 (Tréma, 1969 )
- Off Limits (Polydor, 1970)
- November Girl (Black Lion, 1970 ) with Carmen McRae
With Dizzy Gillespie
- Dizzy Digs Paris (Giant Steps, 1953 )
- "Nat Peck". Grove Jazz online.