Gary Peacock, the legendary jazz double bassist known for his numerous collaborations, including his work within a trio featuring pianist Keith Jarrett and drummer Jack DeJohnette, has added another collaborator to his list: Robert Kaddouch.
Kaddouch is a French jazz researcher interested in the dynamics of duos. Peacock and Kaddouch encountered each other in a recording studio in July 2015 and decided to explore Kaddouch’s approach to music, which mixes jazz, children’s songs, and Yiddish themes on the songs that comprise the duo’s album, 53rd Street.
The record features standards and a couple of Kaddouch originals, “53rd Street” and “Agile.” Listen a bit to the album trailer to get a sense of the music’s feel:
53rd Street Track List:
- 53rd Street
- Jingle Bells
- A Foggy Day
- On the Sunny Side of the Street
- A la claire fontaine
- Ani Pourim
- V’haer enenu
- Bésame mucho
- Lover Man
- What Is This Thing Called Love