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On September 5, 2020.

On September 5, 2020, Gary Peacock died aged 85. He was a musician (bass), one of the most important figures in modern jazz history. He recorded twelve albums under his own name and recorded and performed with major jazz figures such as Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, Keith Jarret, Frank Amsallem, Bill Carrothers, Marc Copland, Marilyn Crispell, Don Ellis, Clare Fischer, Barney Kessel, Sonny Simmons, Prince Lasha, Misha Mengelberg, Don Pullen, Bud Shank, Ravi Shankar, John Surman, Ralph Towner, Mal Waldrom, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Woods, Toninho Horta, and Masabumi Kikuchi.

In August 1962.

In August 1962, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Essence” the fourth Don Ellis album. It was recorded in July 1962, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Don Ellis- trumpet
  • Paul Bley- piano
  • Gary Peacock- bass
  • Nick Martinis, Gene Stone – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Ellis except where noted.

  1. Johnny Come Lately – Billy Strayhorn
  2. Slow Space
  3. Ostinato
  4. Donkey – Carla Bley
  5. Form
  6. Angel Eyes – Earl Brent, Matt Dennis
  7. Irony
  8. Lover – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart

On June 9, 2017.

On June 9, 2017, “ECM” label released “Tangents”, the thirteen Gary Peacock album. It was recorded in May 2016, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Gary Peacock – double-bass
  • Marc Copland – piano
  • Joey Baron – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Peacock except where noted.

  1. Contact
  2. December Greenwings
  3. Tempei tempo
  4. Cauldron – Joey Baron
  5. Spartacus – Alex North
  6. Empty Forest – Joey Baron, Marc Copland, Gary Peacock
  7. Blue in Green – Miles Davis
  8. Rumblin’
  9. Talkin’ Blues – Marc Copland
  10. In and Out – Joey Baron
  11. Tangents

On April 26, 1993.

On April 26, 1993, “ECM” label released “Bye Bye Blackbird”, the 56th Keith Jarrett album. It was recorded in October 1991, at “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was tribute to Miles Davis.

Personnel:

  • Keith Jarrett- piano
  • Gary Peacock- double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette- drums

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  2. You Won’t Forget Me – Kermit Goell, Fred Spielman
  3. Butch and Butch – Oliver Nelson
  4. Summer Night – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  5. For Miles – Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
  6. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
  7. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  8. Blackbird, Bye Bye – Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette

 

On April 15, 2020.

On April 15, 2020, Lee Konitz died aged 92. He was composer and musician (alto saxophone), performing in a wide range of jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and avant-garde jazz, noted for improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents, Konitz has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, Lennie Tristano, Stan Kenton, Chick Corea, Gerry Mulligan, Claude Thornhill, Ralph Burns, Gil Evans, Warne Marsh, Dave Pike, Attila Zoller, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Warne Marsh, Hal Galper, Bill Evans, Martial Solal, Max Roach, Don Friedman, Kenny Wheeler, Kenny Werner, Brian Dickenson, Paul Motian,  Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock, and Joey Baron.

 

On October 19, 1994.

On October 19, 1994, “Postcard Records” label released “Just So Happens”, the tenth Gary Peacock album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Electric Studios” and “Sound on Sound Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Ralph Simon.

Personnel:

  • Gary Peacock – bass
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Joe Barbaria – engineer, mixing
  • Alan Tucker – mixing, digital editing
  • Ann Lemon – design
  • Joanne Dugan – photography
  • Sibyl R. Golden – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Only Now – Gary Peacock
  2. In Walked Po – Gary Peacock, Bill Frisell
  3. Wapitis Dream – Gary Peacock, Bill Frisell
  4. Home on the Range, No.1 – traditional
  5. Home on the Range, No. 2 – traditional
  6. Through a Skylight – Gary Peacock, Bill Frisell
  7. Red River Valley – traditional
  8. Reciprocity – Gary Peacock
  9. Good Morning Heartache – Elvin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham
  10. O.M.B. – Gary Peacock
  11. Just So Happens – Gary Peacock, Bill Frisell

On June 21, 1971.

On June 21, 1971, “Sony Records” label released “Voices”, the second Gary Peacock studio album. It was recorded on April 5, 1971, at “Mohri Studio” in Tokyo, and was produced by Kiyoski Itoh.

Personnel:

  • Gary Peacock – bass
  • Hiroshi Murakami – drums
  • Masahiko Togashi – percussion
  • Masabumi Kikuchi – piano, electric piano
  • Kenichi Handa – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Peacock.

  1. Ishi
  2. Bonsho
  3. Hollows
  4. Voice from the Past
  5. Requiem
  6. Ay.

 

On May 26, 2015.

On May 26, 2015, “ECM” label released “Now This”, the twelve Gary Peacock album. It was recorded in July 2014, at “Rainbow Studio” in Oslo, Norway, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Track listing:

  • Gary Peacock— bass
  • Marc Copland— piano
  • Joey Baron— drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Peacock except where noted.

  1. Gaia
  2. Shadows
  3. This
  4. And Now
  5. Esprit de Muse – Joey Baron
  6. Moor
  7. Noh Blues – Marc Copland
  8. Christa
  9. Vignette
  10. Gloria’s Step – Scott LaFaro
  11. Requiem

On May 21, 1970.

On May 21, 1970, “CBS” label released “Eastward”, the debut Gary Peacock  album. It was recorded in February 1970, atKawaguchi Shiminkaikan” in Kawaguchi, Japan, and was produced by Kiyoski Itoh.

Personnel:

  • Gary Peacock – bass
  • Hiroshi Murakami – drums
  • Masabumi Kikuchi – piano, electric piano
  • Kenichi Handa – recording
  • Eiko Ishioka – design
  • Tadayuki Naitoh – photography
  • Hiroshi Asada – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Peacock, except where noted.

  1. Lessoning
  2. Nanshi
  3. Changing
  4. One Up
  5. Eastward
  6. Little Abi – Masabumi Kikuchi
  7. Moor