Knucklebean - The Music of Eddie Marshall

The Eddie Marshall Quintet remains the best band I've ever been part of. We had the good fortune to work A LOT around the Bay Area in those years, 89-94, and developed a group sound and rapport that is really hard to come by. I miss it - and Eddie - a lot.

Peck Allmond

Trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Peck Allmond has lived in Brooklyn since 1993. Originally from the Bay Area, he was a product of Phil Hardymon's Berkeley jazz program that also produced Benny Green and Joshua Redman. Peck was mentored by many SF jazz greats: Eddie Marshall, Mark Levine, Ed Kelly, John Coppola, Vince Wallace, Smiley Winters, Donald Bailey, Bud Spangler, Faye Carol, and Chuck Clark.

In NYC, Peck leads and composes for the Peck Allmond Group. In addition, he is an in-demand sideman on trumpet, saxophones, flute, valve trombone, and many other brass and reeds.

His jazz credits include Oliver Lake, John Hicks, Billy Harper, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Tom Harrell, MeShell Ndegeocello, John Stubblefield, Joe Lovano, Cindy Blackman, Madeleine Peyroux, Donny McCaslin, and Peter Apfelbaum. In the pop world: James Brown, Rickie Lee Jones, Sean Lennon, Randy Newman, Ray Lamontagne, Wyclef Jean, Allan Toussaint, and Zooey Deschanel.

His compositions were featured by the late great Jackie McLean.

Peck appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Knucklebean, and the Peck Allmond Quartet.

Originally from Oakland, currently living in NYC, saxophonist Kenny Brooks went to the New England Conservatory where he studied with George Garzone, George Russell, Bob Moses, and Ken Radnofsky.

His work in the early 90's included the Peck Allmond Group, the afro-pop group Kotoja, and legendary drummer Eddie Marshall.

Co-founded with pianist Dred Scott, Alphabet Soup was the first hip/hop-jazz group at both the Monterey and San Francisco Jazz Festivals.

In 1994 Kenny Brooks and Charlie Hunter began a run of almost 3 years playing duo and trio every Friday night at the SOMA nightspot the Up and Down Club. In 1996 Brooks joined the Charlie Hunter Quartet. They recorded the CD "Natty Dread" for Blue Note and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

By 1995 Brooks was leading a trio under his own name with Eddie Marshall and Jeff Chambers.

Brooks has also played and recorded with Mike Clark, Ohio Players, Steve Smith, Les Claypool, MMW, Josh Roseman, Chuck MacKinnon, Brian Charette, Levon Helm, and Bob Weir's RatDog.

He appeared here previously with Knucklebean.

Pianist Glen Pearson has performed with such notables as Regina Belle, Jimmy Scott, Ernestine Anderson, Dianne Reeves, Marlena Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Delfeayo Marsalis, James Moody, Frank Morgan, Chico Freeman, Babatunde Lea, Will Downing, and Gerald Albright.

A native of Oakland, California, Glen is the current head of music studies at the College of Alameda. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University as well as a Master of Arts degree from New York University.

He has worked both on and off Broadway with Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Arthur Miller, Patrick Stewart, and George Wolfe.

He appeared here previously with Dima, and the Glen Pearson Trio.

Bassist Jeff Chambers has played with many great jazz artists including Buddy Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson, Dakota Staton, McCoy Tyner, Joe Williams, Little Jimmie Scott, Tony Williams, Frank Morgan, Dr. Dorothy Donegan, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Nat Adderley, Milt Jackson, John Hendricks, Benny Golson, Larry Coryell, Hank Crawford, Abbey Lincoln, Ernestine Anderson, Don Cherry, Clifford Jordan, Laurindo Almeida, Teddy Edwards, Roy McCurdy, Richie Cole, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp, Cedar Walton, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ahmad Jamal, Pharoah Sanders, Houston Person, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Rouse, and Marlena Shaw.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with his own trio, Eddie Marshall, Patti Wicks, Jerome Sabbagh, Glen Pearson, and Knucklebean.

Drummer Alcide Marshall, Eddie's son, performs with top Bay Area musicians such as Dave Ellis, Art Khu, Aaron Germain, Steve Carter, Dennis Smith, Fred Harris, and Idris Ackamoor.