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File under: Post Bop70s

Mal Waldron, Gary Peacock

First Encounter (LP)

Label: Trading Places

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

In stock


After playing with Mingus, Coltrane, Lady Day and Abbey Lincoln, inventive jazz pianist Mal Waldron moved to Europe and first reached Japan in 1970, where he met Idahoborn double-bassist Gary Peacock, who had played with Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Bill Evans and free-jazz giant, Albert Ayler before moving to Japan to study zen  buddhism. First Encounter, recorded in Tokyo in 1971 for French producer Herve Bergerat, shows that the intense pairing was quite natural, the harmonic dissonance of Waldron’s “She Walks In Beauty” contrasted by the up-tempo groove of Peacock’s “What’s That”; future Native Son founder Hiroshi Murakami makes important contribution on drums.

File under: Post Bop70s
Cat. number: TDP54143
Year: 2024
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan, March 8th, 1971