When you’re playing, do you think about what you want to say, or what the music wants of you?
Do you remember the process you went through learning how to speak?
What happens when you lose half your fingers the day of a big concert?
We answer these questions and much more on this episode featuring Gary Peacock.
Gary Peacock has spent the past 60+ years collaborating with artists like Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and Tony Williams. He just released his latest trio album Tangents. This is the second trio release with Marc Copland and Joey Baron and draws on years of shared playing in diverse contexts.
Thank you to all the listeners that wrote in with questions for Gary!
Here’s the flow for the episode:
- Part 1- Zen and Self
- Part 2 – The Moment
- Part 3 – Tangents
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