Gary Peacock

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Gary Peacock (* 12. May 1935 in Burley , Idaho ; † 4. September 2020 in upstate New York ) was an American double bassist of the Modern Jazz .

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Peacock was originally a pianist and played in a US Army band in Germany . In 1956 he switched to the double bass and still worked in Germany with Hans Koller , Albert Mangelsdorff , Attila Zoller , Tony Scott and Bud Shank . In 1958 he went to Los Angeles , where he a. a. has performed with Barney Kessel , Don Ellis , Terry Gibbs , Shorty Rogers and Paul Bley . In 1960 he married Annette Peacock . In 1962 he moved to New York City , where he was withBill Evans , who played the Paul Bley Trio , Jimmy Giuffre , Roland Kirk and George Russell . In 1964 he began working with Albert Ayler ; he also performed with Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy .

He lived in Japan from 1969 to 1972 , after which he studied biology at the University of Washington . Between 1976 and 1983 he taught music theory at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle . From 1983 to 2014 he was part of Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio with drummer Jack DeJohnette . Gary Peacock, like many other musicians, lived in the Woodstock area . Peacock has recorded more than 50 albums for ECM Records since the 1960s, starting with LPs with Paul Bley in the mid-1960s, which were not released until later.

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  1. Thomas Steinfeld: Man in the middle. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung , September 7, 2020. Retrieved September 7, 2020.