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Just So Happens
Gary Peacock & Bill Frisell
Just So Happens
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Just So Happens presents the fascinating combination of legendary bassist Gary Peacock with eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell. Together, they create original duet compositions, play a poignant, affecting version of "Good Mor...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gary Peacock & Bill Frisell
Title: Just So Happens
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Postcards
Release Date: 10/19/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 782737100528

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Just So Happens presents the fascinating combination of legendary bassist Gary Peacock with eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell. Together, they create original duet compositions, play a poignant, affecting version of "Good Morning Heartache," and surprise the listener with fresh interpretations of two traditional American tunes, "Home on the Range" and "Red River Valley". Just So Happens also features Peacock playing bowed bass for the first time on a recording since his work with Albert Ayler in the 1960's.
 

CD Reviews

Some people just don't get it ...
R. R. Muller | Laguna Beach, CA | 05/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"... and that's fine: there is a lot to get. However, I find it hard to believe that anyone who listens to either Bill Frisell of Gary Peacock extensively would find this album terribly out of character for either of them.

While I'm not dissing the above reviewer who offered one star for this album, please take his advice with a grain of salt. For the uninitiated, his is excellent advice. If not familiar with either of these mercurial artist's work, this is NOT a good place to start. It is a difficult album.

However, if you are one of the Frisell or Peacock faithful, than this album will strike you in much the same way it struck the other reviewer here.

Frisell is extremely tasty (for lack of a better term) on this record. And he and Peacock play off one another as you would expect from two players of this caliber and sensitivity.

I have had this album since it was first released, and I still listen to it faithfully as kind of a musical centering mechanism.

It's a very relevant album. Good stuff."