Revolution in the Air

Today, Gary Peacock is probably best known for his long association with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette. He also has recorded many excellent albums as a leader. But when thinking about his contribution to jazz, it’s good to go back to the music’s revolutionary years. On key 1963-1965 albums from Paul Bley, Albert Ayler, and Tony Williams, Peacock displays utter mastery in diverse avant-garde idioms.

Ornette Coleman showed Paul Bley the way to ditch rules and

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