JAZZ & IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC
As a jazz/improvisational artist Charlie Peacock has performed and recorded with: Ralph Alessi, Don Alias, Scott Amendola, Joey Baron, Béla Fleck, Maurice Brown, Jeff Coffin, Ravi Coltrane, James Genus, Hilmar Jensson, Felix Pastorius, Jordan Perlson, Ben Perowsky, Marc Ribot, Henry Robinett, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roger Smith, Kirk Whalum, Jim White, Matthew White, Matt Wilson and Victor Wooten. His latest recording, When Light Flashes is set to release February 16th, 2018.
Previous release history:
• Debut jazz CD, Love Press Ex-Curio (2005) reached #4 on the CMJ Jazz Chart after highest debut - #40 year-end. Reviews are posted at www.allaboutjazz.com — featured in Jazz Times. Performed sold-out record release shows at Jazz Standard (NYC) and 3rd & Lindsley (Nashville).
• 2nd jazz CD, Arc of the Circle (2008), duet collaboration with Jeff Coffin reached #2 on the CMJ Jazz Chart after #10 debut - #28 overall for the year. Featured in Jazz Times and Downbeat
• 3rd jazz CD, Lemonade (2014), solo piano improvisations, reached #4 on Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on iTunes Jazz Chart
“Peacock blends a jazz sensibility with rock/soul fervor . . . solo-piano pieces obliterate any questions about Peacock’s jazz viability.” Ron Wynn, Jazz Times
“Jazz Standard was packed Nov. 9th to see Charlie Peacock leading a group with Marc Ribot (guitar), Jeff Coffin (tenor sax), Felix Pastorius (bass), Maurice Brown (trumpet) and Matt Wilson (drums) in support of his most recent CD.” Ernest Barteldes, All About Jazz –New York
“Coffin and Peacock’s improvisational lines spill over and intertwine delightfully. There are surprises galore as the two maturely musicians traverse the arc of their considerable artistry.” John Stevenson, EJAZZNEWS
“Peacock's not afraid of improvisation, nor is he reluctant to structure improv into concise and memorable songs—and the result's as unique as it is enjoyable.” Paul Olson, All About Jazz
“Hip, Miles Davis inspired electric jazz.” Dan Ouellette, Billboard