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Peckham is an internationally known jazz guitarist, clinician, composer
and writer. He has performed with George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Mike
Gibbs, and Dave Liebman, and recorded the album Stray Dog (ropeadope.com)
as a member of the highly original jazz ensemble Um, led by trombonist
Hal Crook and featuring organist John Medeski. His most recent recording
Left End, a set of original compositions mixed with collective improvisations,
was recently recorded with drummer Jim Black and bassist Tony Scherr and
is soon to be released. In addition to extensive work in the US, he has
led or played on tours of Ireland, Canada, Spain and Germany.
Assistant Chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar
Department, Peckham has been a faculty member since 1986, and was integral
to the development of Berklee's ear training and musicianship curricula.
He organized the colleges honorary doctoral tributes to Roy Haynes,
Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield, featuring then-Berklee
students Kurt Rosenwinkel, Matthew Garrison, Antonio Hart, Abe Laboriel
Jr., Melvin Butler and Seamus Blake. He is also a prolific and accomplished
writer, recently releasing Modal Voicing Techniques, a best-selling DVD
for Berklee Press.
Left End guitar trio recording with Jim Black and Tony
Scherr, Perfected Music (2004)
Stray Dog (ropeadope.com) with Um (Hal Crook,
trom-o-tizer, Bob Gullotti, drums, Dave Zinno, bass) featuring John Medeski
Human Feel (Screwgun) with Jim Black, Chris Speed and Andrew DAngelo
George Garzone Quartet: Demetrios Dream (NEL Jazz) with George Garzone,
Bob Gullotti, and John Lockwood (1986)
Life Cycle (Civil Defense) with John LaPorta and Joe Hunt (1998)
Four Madmen in La La Land (available at Amazon.com) with Phillippe Crettien
(leader), Bob Gullotti and Dave Zinno (1998)
Bird (IMC Records) with Ronan Guilfoyles Lingua FrancaRonan
Guilfoyle, Tom Rainey and Julian Arguelles (2000)
Click here for the Left End press release.
Click here for the Ohio press release.
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