Gary Peacock
Voice From The Past – Paradigm

ECM Records

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Gary Peacock’s Voice from the Past – Paradigm (recorded 1981) draws inspiration from the energy music that Peacock played in New York in the early 1960s when he was a member of visionary saxophonist Albert Ayler’s groups. Jan Garbarek, in some of his finest playing on disc, evokes the aura of that era in emotionally powerful exchanges with Tomasz Stanko. “Peacock, as ever, is sublime,” said Jazz Journal, “and the perpetual motion of DeJohnette’s drumming maintains a superb tension.”

Initially published in April 1982, vinyl is reissued in October 2016 as audiophile pressing taken from the original analog tapes. - Press Release

“Jazz, sometimes, is like acting: a group of performers starts with a script of prewritten material, which then must be spun into a convincing world of characters. This is not to say that the music isn’t genuine. Quite the contrary: through the art of improvisation, through the indeterminacies of creative interaction, these musicians reveal their ability to give themselves to the moment, at the same time expressing something so deeply personal that one could never mistake their diction for that of anyone else. Saxophonist Jan Garbarek (in one of his more creative sessions) and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko play their roles with gusto on this formative recording from bassist Gary Peacock, whose dialogues with Jack DeJohnette in tunes like “Ode for Tomten” give us shades of their upcoming journey in Keith Jarrett’s trio. Our two horns slink as easily into the opening saunter of “Voice from the Past” as they do into more honed territories like “Moor” and the album title’s second half. Stanko is on slow fire in “Legends,” which also sports a fascinatingly threaded solo from Peacock, while “Allegory” fills for us a deep, earthy caldron that bubbles with DeJohnette’s percolations.” – ECM Reviews

Featured artists:

  • Gary Peacock -  Bass
  • Jan Garbarek  - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
  • Tomasz Stanko -  Trumpet
  • Jack DeJohnette -  Drums

Item description:


Gary Peacock


Voice From The Past - Paradigm


ECM Records


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g



Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1982




Contemporary Jazz

Catalog No:

ECM 1210