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Peacock's musical career has indeed spanned many musical styles and
decades. Born in Idaho, Peacock became serious about music when he was
13, and played drums and piano before recognizing the acoustic bass as
his true instrument. Since 1957, he has played and recorded with both
"mainstream" and "avant-garde" jazz luminaries, including Art
Pepper, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Albert
Ayler, Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Jan Garbarek, Tony Williams, Wayne
Shorter, Keith Jarrett, and Herbie Hancock. He has also
ventured into world music, recording with both guitarist Laurendo
Almeida and sitarist Ravi Shankar.
Starting with Down Beat's "New Star" Award in 1963, Peacock has
received much critical recognition over the years. More recently, his
Standards Trio recordings with Jarrett and Jack
DeJohnette have garnered several Grammy nominations and awards in
France, Japan, and Germany.
A teacher as well as a composer and performer, Peacock developed the
Music Theory and Harmony Program at Cornish College in Seattle. He
currently offers workshops and master classes worldwide, including a
recent project at the Royal Academy of Music in London.