Kalimba Collage

Release Date:
October 1, 2004
Running Time:

1. The Mountain Has Always Waited* - 5:06
2. Take A Look Outside* - 10:49
3. Moliendo Cafe - 4:23
4. The Elfin Knight - 5:11
5. Chorale for Sal* - 3:33
6. Panama - 2:25
7. Dragon Run* - 3:15
8. Something You Left Behind* - 5:59
9. Peter’s Tune - 1:26
10. Letter to Lateef* - 6:33
11. A Dream About Dolphy* - 3:34
12. Common Sense* - 4:03
13. Bwana Upepo Wavuma - 2:21

* Composed By Peck Allmond
Recorded at K Studio, Brooklyn, NY

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About Kalimba Collage

At New England Conservatory he studied classical trumpet with Robert Nagel, and jazz with Fred Hersh, John McNeil, and Roswell Rudd. He has also studied with Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, and Steve Coleman. He has a BA in Music from UC Santa Cruz.

In New York City, Peck leads and composes for his own band, the Peck Allmond Group. In addition, he is an in-demand sideman on numerous instruments: trumpet, saxophones, flute, valve trombone and many other brass and reeds. He also plays kalimba, the African-derived thumb piano, to which he brings an unusual degree of virtuosity.

His jazz recording and performance credits: 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, Zooey Deschanel, and many others.

Numerous television appearances include The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, the Conan O'Brien Show, Today, and the Mark Twain Comedy Awards. His compositions were featured by the late great Jackie McLean in Jackie's quintet.

Peck was the Traveling Trumpet Clinician for the Monterey Jazz Festival 2005-2017, and since September 2017 has been a woodwind instructor for Jazz at Lincoln Center. He teaches extensively at the New York Jazz Academy, and privately in the New York City area.


The San Francisco Examiner: Peck is “...a magnificent trumpeter—and a forceful, post-bop modern saxophonist. The music he writes for his group is conceptually brilliant and marvelously played.”

Allaboutjazz.com: “[a] formidable talent.”

Jackie McLean: Peck is "a true triple threat: trumpet, saxophone, and composition."

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