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Over the span of five decades, Gary Peacock has established himself as one of the most versatile and talented bass players in jazz. One of his earliest influences was avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler, with whom Peacock performed and recorded in the 1960s. His music has also been greatly affected by his studies of Eastern music and philosophy. Since the 1980s, Peacock has been adding contemporary twists to old standards with pianist Keith Jarrett's trio including Jack DeJohnette on drums. Peacock also continues to experiment in his collaborations with pianist Paul Bley, with whom he has worked since the 1960s. Having cut his chops with the likes of Ornette Coleman, Jimmy Guiffre and Don Ellis on the West Coast, Peacock emerged as the true chameleon musician that he is. Peacock will be joined on stage by Marc Copland (piano) & Bill Stewart (drums). Steve Greenlee of the Boston Globe calls the trio "Transcendent...makes one realize how ordinary, how formulaic, so much of the rest of today's music has become.... these guys don't need a leader. An evening of jazz the way it was meant to be - improvised."

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