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FEATURING 27 MASTERFUL MUSICIANS ACROSS 11 TRACKS THAT MELD AT THE CORES OF JAZZ, FUNK, ROCK AND SOUL! Bassist and composer Nathan Peck is based in New York City and has performed with a wide range of artists such as Bonnie Tyler, Sting, Vernon Reid, Alex Skolnick, Maynard Ferguson, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Murphy, and has performed in over 30 countries. Raised in a musical family, Nathan had an immense amount of support which fostered his musical growth. He began playing electric bass at age 14 and acoustic bass at age 15. By age 16 he had already won awards and was
performing regularly with his family and other professional jazz musicians. His debut album 'Top Dead Center' is an electric jazz excursion featuring 27 top musicians from New York City featuring an eclectic sampling of textures and elements of dub, hip hop, soul jazz, mixed-meter funk, jazz-rock, fusion and world music. This album features a cover of the classic theme from Sesame Street's 'Pinball Number Count' by Walt Kraemer which originally featured the Pointer Sisters and a slew of top session musicians. Nathan is an endorsing artist for Audio Technica, Aguilar Amplification, D'Addario & Co., Sadowsky Guitars, Kala UBass, Seymour Duncan, Focusrite Novation....more
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The material on the album represents a vision I have about music and how it relates to a finely tuned machine capable of enumerable precise movements. Being an integral part of such a creation requires that synchronicity be key. Small events add up and become one powerful motion as they are functional roles of the system. A fantastic machine such as this has to rely on each of its parts working together flawlessly to propel the vehicle in a dynamic manner. In case of misfire, always return to Top Dead Center- Nathan Peck, 2015
Alex Skolnick: guitar
Adam Niewood: EWI
Dave Cook: Rhodes electric piano
Al Street: guitar
Kenny Grohowski: drums
Brian Wolfe: drums
Andy Bianco: guitar
Steve Elliott: guitar
Jeremy Manasia: Rhodes electric piano
Roy Dunlap: keyboard
Alex Peck: drums
Skip Peck: B3 organ
Jared Astin: Moog synth
Gregg Ritchey: drums
Chris Carroll: tabla
Freddie Hendrix: trumpet
David Gibson: trombone
Jason Marshall: tenor saxophone
Jon Irabagon: tenor saxophone
Ron Wilkins: trombone
Chris Norton: trumpet
Geoff Countryman: tenor saxophone & F/X
Ryan Pinkston: vocals
Nickel KillsMics: rap vocals
Ava Lydian: background vocals on 'Top Notch'
Vivian Petillo: vocals on 'Catback' background vocals 'Top Notch'
'Top Notch" Lyrics by: Nathan Peck & Donna Peck
Mixed by Jaime Peck & Nathan Peck at Jamie Peck Productions, Wheeling WV
Mastering by: Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering, BK, NY
Artwork by: Donna Peck
Photos by: Jim Hershman, Vivian Petillo
Album design & concept by: Nathan Peck
Nathan Peck endorses Sadowsky Bass Guitars, Aguilar Amps, D'Addario & Co, Seymour Duncan, Kala Brand Instruments, Audio Technica, Focusrite Novation.