Annette Peacock

About Annette Peacock

A challenging songwriter with a distinctive voice, Annette Peacock was drawn to jazz at an early age, and embraced the avant-garde after she eloped to New York with free jazz bassist Gary Peacock. Gary subsequently joined pianist Paul Bley’s trio, who then began to use Annette's compositions as much as his former wife Carla Bley's, as he and the burgeoning composer became musical (and romantic) partners themselves. Peacock's compositions for Bley include such beautiful modern classics as "Open, To Love," "Mr. Joy," and "Nothing Ever Was, Anyway." A pioneer of the synthesizer, Peacock toured as part of the Paul Bley-Annette Peacock Synthesizer Show in the early '70s, and used the technology on her own solo, more rock-inclined albums, notably 1972’s influential I'M THE ONE. After a 12-year recording hiatus, Peacock returned with AN ACROBAT'S HEARTin 2000.

  • HOMETOWN
    New York, NY [Brooklyn]
  • BORN
    1941

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