Keith Jarrett mourns his bass

From Jack DeJohnette, former member of the Keith Jarrett Trio*:

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of the great Gary Peacock. I had the good fortune to have spent over 30 years playing some amazing music with him both separately and the Trio with Keith Jarrett. Gary had a great sound, feel and highly creative imagination. It was Gary’s album on ECM, Tales of Another that brought us together, after that we decided to stay playing together, and the rest is history. I have a lot of love and gratitude for what he has contributed to the music we call Jazz. Lydia and I send our deepest love to the Peacock family you are in our hearts always.’

Peacock, who was 85, played originally in Miles Davis’s quintet, later as a soloist.

* A caveat to this report has been raised by an unverified site . We are seeking clarification. In the meantime, we rely on this:

UPDATE: Label confirms Gary Peacock’s death.

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      • Yes, agreed; it really is on the crackpot end of fake news. I wouldn’t grace it with the great tradition of satire.
        Black mark for Alex for quoting it . It couldn’t have been very pleasant for Mr Peacock’s family and friends.

  • Gary Peacock sometimes quoted his Zen teacher:
    “Just do what you’re doing while you’re doing it.”
    The embodiment of Gary Peacock Zen is, for me, his 1979 solo album : ‘December Poems’.
    Also, perhaps, the embodiment of classic ECM:
    • Recording engineer, Jan Erik Kongshaug
    • Mastering, Henry Riedel
    • Layout, Barbara Wojirsch
    • Photo, Bob Gwynne
    • Design, Nancy Brown Peacock

  • What sad news, in this year of sadness….
    Gary Pecock was a beyond brilliant bassist and a sweet, sweet, man.
    Sincere condolences to his family.
    The world of music has lost a giant.

  • WITHOUT QUESTION……THE STANDARDS COLLECTION….THE BLUE NOTE.SERIES…THE NAGOYA ARCHIVES…….THIS TRIO REWROTE JAZZ HISTORY…….GARY AN ESSENTIALS AND INTEGRAL PART OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL TRIO EVER

  • Try “Mourns his bassist” and then try including a single sentence from Keith Jarrett in the article. And then try verifying the very substance of the article, that he is in fact, dead. Instead you post a disclaimer stating that maybe he isn’t, according to another source you could have at least researched. Incredibly sloppy and poorly written. Unprofessional.

  • Gary Peacock’s bass playing on Standards Volume 3, especially on the trios rendition of Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child will resonate with me forever. One can actually feel the emotion vibrate in his bass lines..

    God Bless

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