Peacock, Gary & Marc Copland / Insight
Album:Insight Collection:Jazz
Artist:Peacock, Gary & Marc Copland Added:Dec 2009
Label:Pirouet Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-02-07 Pull Date:2010-04-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 4Mar 21Mar 14Feb 21Feb 14

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 02, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
All Blues
4.Feb 19, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
All Blues
2.Mar 18, 2010:The Viking Lounge (sub for Alma Mahler)
The Wanderer
5.Feb 09, 2010:At the Cafe Bohemian
All Blues
3.Mar 11, 2010:The Machine Stops
Blue In Green

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-02-07 
Pirouet, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – This bass/piano duo is truly stunning. Peacock and Copland are longtime associates, and have appeared together on some trio dates for Pirouet in recent years, but this setting really brings out how tightly woven they are. Alternately virtuosic and spare, Peacock’s bass work pairs perfectly with the wistful, tragicomic air and deep underlying stillness of Copland’s piano. Not always the happiest music, but excellent.

* * * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13

1. 4:22 – uptempo, sparkling take on Miles Davis’ “All Blues,” with lots of depth
2. 2:23 – mostly solo piano: trips lightly over stepping-stone chords as if lost
3. 6:23 – floating Miles/Bill Evans tone poem; bittersweet sound, drifts casually
4. 2:43 – speeding basslines rush down the center; piano dodges and feints
5. 6:45 – unsettling cinematic atmosphere in the melody, nice solos from each
6. 2:19 – delicate structure, rises from low chords to distant heights
7. 4:18 – piano creeps around eloquent bass monologue, they trade places
8. 6:49 – bass intro, duo steps warily: space & freedom, then walking groove
9. 2:21 – bright snappy jazz groove; hints of sadness but mostly fun
10. 7:20 – sweet, tender ballad; relatively straightforward presentation
11. 4:48 – Dave Brubeck standard, lilting and upbeat
12. 3:44 – delicate, classically-tinged tone poem, stately and beautiful
13. 3:36 – playful, winking standard; bass takes the melodic lead

[ Fo ] 02/07/10

Track Listing
1.All Blues 7.The Pond
2.The Wanderer 8.Goes Out Comes In
3.Blue In Green 9.Late Night
4.Rush Hour 10.Cavatina
5.River's Run 11.In Your Own Sweet Way
6.Matterhorn 12.Benediction
 13.Sweet And Lovely