Part of the Touchstone series
Gary Peacock’s recordings of the 1980s are production projects on which great players convened to play the bassist’s tunes. And the bass is fully a lead voice here, with title piece Guamba a Peacock solo to open the proceedings. As Paul Bley once said, “Gary is one of those rare musicians you could always count on to play better than you.”
Nonetheless, there are mighty contributions from saxophone, trumpet and drums, with Jan Garbarek in particularly strong form. Jazz Forum: “Garbarek plays with magisterial power here.” Recorded 1987.
Personnel: Jan Garbarek (tenor and soprano saxophones); Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet); Gary Peacock (double bass); Peter Erskine (drums, drum computer)
Guamba / Requiem / Celina / Thyme Time / Lila / Introending / Gardenia
ECM Touchstone 6743123