Charlie Peacock - piano Marc Ribot - guitar (just added) Jeff Coffin - tenor saxophone Maurice Brown - trumpet Felix Pastorius - electric bass Matt Wilson - drums
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
At JAZZ STANDARD 116 E. 27th St., NEW YORK, NY Tickets: $20 212-576-2222
One of the top songwriters, producers and performers in pop and gospel music over the past 20 years, Charlie Peacock is also a lifelong fan of jazz and improvised music whose earliest influences include such jazz legends as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Carla Bley, and Andrew Hill. While Peacock has consistently pushed the boundaries of pop and gospel music by adding elements of alternative rock, dance music and jazz, he has never before delved into jazz as unabashedly and wholeheartedly as he does on Love Press Ex-Curio (September 20, Runway Records).
The GRAMMY Award-winning Peacock blends acoustic jazz with elements of pop and electronica on this fascinating disc and brings this exciting sound to the Jazz Standard on November 9. Love Press Ex-Curio (Love's Pressure Exhibits Curiosity) is Charlie's latest release in a multi-faceted recording career that began in 1983; his supporting cast of jazz luminaries on the CD includes Joey Baron, Ravi Coltrane, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin (the latter pair from Bela Fleck & The Flecktones). Guitarist Marc Ribot has just been added to the lineup for this Jazz Standard one-nighter which also includes Felix Pastorius, son of the late bass giant Jaco Pastorius.
Fans of contemporary cross-genre records like Bill Frisell's Unspeakable and Me'Shell Ndegeocello's Dance of the Infidel will find plenty to like amidst Peacock's universe of contemporary sound sculpture that still leaves room for inspired solos and a relaxed sense of interplay." ~John Kelman, All About Jazz
...(Peacock's) current, all-instrumental release, Love Press Ex-Curio, is the well-crafted vision of a producer with a good feel for how the free and fusion traditions he's admired have filtered into electronica, dance music and alt-rock." ~Bill Levine, Nashville Scene
Peacock's playing style as a keyboardist is similarly diverse. While Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans are prime sources of inspiration for him, he's also a fan of composers like Carla Bley and Andrew Hill, known for unusual time signatures and constructions within their work. But no one should be concerned that any song on Love Press Ex-Curio may be too esoteric or intricate." Ron Wynn, ~Nashville CityPaper