Knucklebean - The Music of Eddie Marshall
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.
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
jazz program that also produced Benny Green and Joshua
Peck was mentored by many SF jazz greats: Eddie
Marshall, Mark Levine, Ed Kelly, John Coppola, Vince Wallace, Smiley
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,
Stubblefield, Joe Lovano, Cindy Blackman, Madeleine Peyroux, Donny
and Peter Apfelbaum. In the pop world: James Brown, Rickie Lee Jones,
Lennon, Randy Newman, Ray Lamontagne, Wyclef Jean, Allan Toussaint, and
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
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
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
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.