Gary Peacock Death – Popular American jazz double-bassist Gary Peacock has passed away. He died on September 5, 2020. Gary has recorded over twenty albums with Keith Jarrett’s “Standards Trio”, which also featured drummer Jack DeJohnette, and which existed for over 30 years.
A twitter user wrote, “Deeply saddened to hear that Gary Peacock has died. I can only second Mr. Holland here. His booming bass on ‘Spiritual Unity’ made an everlasting impression on me.”
Deeply saddened to hear that Gary Peacock has died. I can only second Mr. Holland here. His booming bass on ‘Spiritual Unity’ made an everlasting impression on me. https://t.co/w9xc85L6Sg
— Chris Monsen (@chris_monsen) September 5, 2020
Peacock was born in Burley, Idaho, and grew up in Yakima, Washington, where he attended Yakima Senior High School, now called A.C. Davis High School. His earliest musical experiences involved playing piano, trumpet, and drums. When he was 15, he heard live jazz for the first time, attending a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert featuring Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown.
Peacock graduated in 1953; while playing for his class, he had a profound experience, stating: “I was playing the drums, and had the experience of being played rather than playing… I realized that something transformative had happened… and there was this certainty. From the bottom of my feet to the top of my head, it was totally clear: ‘Oh, this is the direction to go.'”
After graduating, Peacock attended the Westlake School of Music in Los Angeles but was then drafted into the Army. While stationed in Germany, he played piano in a jazz trio, but switched to bass when the group’s bassist quit. Peacock recalled: “The bass player got married, and his wife didn’t want him out any more. The band’s drummer… said, ‘You play bass.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to play bass…’ As it turned out, he found a pianist, and I started playing the bass.”
According to Peacock, he “just sort of figured it out”: “I seemed to progress pretty rapidly in a very short time. And since I was stationed in Germany and there weren’t any bass players anywhere, it allowed me to be available to play sessions with different people in Frankfort and the surrounding areas.” He also recalled: “The instrument felt natural. It just turned out to be a recognition, like, ‘Oh, this is it. This is good.'”
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