Local South Florida native Irvin Doc’ Peck has released his new CD
Local South Florida Native Irvin Doc’ Peck has released his new CD entitled “Style Rhythm – Avant Garde-South.” Doc’ is an accomplished Composer, Playwright, and Trumpeter. His last CD effort was “Sketches of Sound.”
Style Rhythm chronicles a period in Pecks’ life as he struggled with illness, relationship, and the everyday challenges- of life. As he composed music for this project, there were no shortages of musical thoughts or ideas that would cross his- mind, which subsequently led to a total of 20 songs that encompassed the creation of this CD.
Peck states that this has been one of his most rewarding projects to date – from taking the creative thoughts of the mind, and establishing it into a recorded compositional reward. He feels that he’s crossed new unchartered musical ground, and this is where the subtitle “Avant Garde South” came from.
He incorporated jazz movements with hip hop rhythms, ethnic sounds, and orchestral strings to stretch the emotional fiber of the music. By using this formula, he was able to give wide appeal and variety to each composition allowing to breathe.
Doc’ has been privileged to study the art of arranging and composing with such preeminent musical scholars as Dr. Alfred Pinkston, Dr. Malcolm Black, and the late Professor Rhoda Snead-Collins. He collaborates with Virtuoso Pianist Rev. Dr. Jerome Symonette to help bring life to his musical and literary works. He uses things learned as a student arranger and former member of the FAMU Marching 100s, as a foundation for his compositonal structure.
Throughout the years, he’s been fortunate enough to have been associated with such jazz trumpeters as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Pete Minger, Melton Mustafa and Saxophonist Extraordinaire John “Spider” Martin.
Doc’ was asked by “Spider” to score the arrangements to three of his songs from his then CD Release: John “Spider” Martin and friends – Featuring (Diz-zy Gillespies, Clark Terry, Jimmy Owens, and Nat Adderly) for the “All County Jazz Ensemble” featuring the best musical students from across Broward County in Concert in 2003. Peck conducted the jazz ensemble as “Spider” performed solo.
Peck has a new play entitled “You’re Acting Like a Christian, But You’re Out of Order – Just Perpetrating and Image.” He hopes to debut this project in 2014. He also has another CD out for release featuring love ballard he’s written. He continues to push his creative envelope even further by singing all songs, scheduled to be
released in November 2013.
Peck attributes the success of his current efforts to Associate Producer, Lyricist and Poet Jolly Frederick, Jr. Jolly knows how to fuel the artistic energy and pull the best out of an artist. Jolly has a keen sense of what works and is relentless in pushing the musical envelope to take the music on an emotional journey.