One of the great jazz bassists, Gary Peacock, has died at the age of 85. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, Peacock's erstwhile colleague in the Keith Jarrett trio, has paid tribute among the many online: ''It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of the great Gary Peacock. I had the good fortune to have spent over 30 years playing some amazing music with him both separately and the Trio with Keith Jarrett. Gary had a great sound, feel and highly creative imagination. It was Gary's album on ECM, Tales of Another that brought us together, after that we decided to stay playing together, and the rest is history. I have a lot of love and gratitude for what he has contributed to the music we call Jazz. Lydia and I send our deepest love to the Peacock family you are in our hearts always.'' Peacock's career was quite extraordinary both encompassing the avant garde and into the mainstream repertoire and he appeared on records by Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, Marc Copland, Marilyn Crispell as well as his own records as a leader, and of course in one of the greatest jazz piano trios of all time, the Keith Jarrett trio.