September 7, 202012:05 PM ET
Gary Peacock, a versatile bassist
who collaborated with some of the 20th century's most notable
jazz musicians, has died. He was 85.
His family confirmed in a statement
to NPR that Peacock died peacefully Friday, Sept. 4, at his
home in upstate New York. No cause of death was provided.
Over a career that spanned
seven decades, he played on recordings alongside Albert Ayler,
Paul Bley, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, among many others.