Peck Morrison

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John A. "Peck" Morrison (September 11, 1919 – February 25, 1988) was an American jazz bassist.

Morrison was classically trained, and was competent on trumpet and percussion in addition to bass. He played in military bands in Italy during World War II and moved to New York City after the war to play professionally. He played with Lucky Thompson in the early 1950s, and then recorded with Horace Silver, Gigi Gryce, and Art Farmer. He played with Gerry Mulligan in tours of Europe. He was a noted accompanist and sideman, playing with Carmen McRae, Tiny Bradshaw, King Pleasure, Zoot Sims, Eddie Jefferson, the J. J. Johnson/Kai Winding Quintet (1954), Duke Ellington (1955 and 1964), Lou Donaldson, Johnny Smith, Mal Waldron, Randy Weston, Babs Gonzales, the Newport Rebels (1960), Shirley Scott, Red Garland, Charles McPherson, and Sy Oliver and the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (1986).

Morrison never recorded as a session leader.


With Dave Bailey

With Betty Carter

With Lou Donaldson

With Duke Ellington

With Red Garland

With Willis Jackson

With Etta Jones

With Joe Jones

With Gildo Mahones

With Charles McPherson

With Gerry Mulligan

With Charlie Rouse

With Shirley Scott

With Randy Weston