Peck Morrison

Peck Morrison

Acoustic Bass icon Acoustic Bass

Age Icon

February 25, 1988 (Age 68) died

Birthplace Icon

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S. Birthplace


Peck Morrison was a highly regarded jazz bassist. After playing in a military band while stationed in Europe, he moved to New York to pursue a career in music in the mid-1940s. Over the next several decades he worked with a variety of artists including Lucky Thompson, Zoot Sims, Duke Ellington, Lou Donaldson, Gerry Mulligan, Mal Waldron, Randy Weston, Red Garland, Charles McPherson, Sy Oliver and the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. Peck Morrison passed away in 1988 at the age of 68.


In addition to the bass, Peck Morrison could play the trumpet and percussion. Peck Morrison was classically trained. Peck Morrison never recorded as session leader.

Early Life

Peck Morrison was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1919.