Annette Peacock

Annette Peacock (born 1941) is an American avant-garde jazz vocalist and composer from Brooklyn who first emerged in the mid-1960s as a writer for pianist Paul Bley, her then-husband. His 1968 album Mr. Joy features her title-sake composition that was subsequently covered by Swedish vocalist Karin Krog and English jazz-rockers Affinity.

As a performer, Peacock headlined two albums with Bley in 1971/72 and issued her solo debut, I’m the One, on RCA Victor in 1972. During the ensuing five-year period, her songs were covered by Al Kooper, Mick Ronson, and Jaco Pastorius. In 1978, she appeared on the album Feels Good to Me by jazz-rock supergroup Bruford. That same year, she issued her second solo album, X-Dreams, on Aura with backing by Ray Warleigh, Bill Bruford, Jim Mullen, and the band Mirage. After a second Aura release in 1979, she issued four albums on self-press Ironic Records between 1982 and 1988.

Discography:

  • Revenge (1971 • Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show)
  • Dual Unity (1972 • Annette & Paul Bley)
  • I’m the One (1972)
  • X-Dreams (1978)
  • The Perfect Release (1979)
  • Live in Paris (1981)
  • Sky-Skating (1982)
  • Been in the Streets Too Long (1983)
  • I Have No Feelings (1986)
  • Abstract-Contact (1988)
  • An Acrobat’s Heart (2000)
  • 31:31 (2006)
  • 4 Emilia-Romagna w/lv (2007)

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