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Origin:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Decades:
1951-present

Peter Malick (born November 28, 1951, Brookline, Massachusetts) is an American, Los Angeles based musician and record producer, known for his work with blues musicians and for early collaborations with Norah Jones. When he was 16, Malick’s band Listening was signed to Vanguard Records in New York. His talent as a blues guitarist landed him a gig with blues pianist Otis Spann, who invited Malick to live with his family in Chicago. Over the years, Malick backed up and toured with blues greats including Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, and John Lee Hooker.

Later, Malick was a conductor and musical director for the national touring company of Hair (musical).

Malick next joined the James Montgomery Band, recording two albums on the Capricorn label.

From 1978 to 1981, he made a living playing cards. In 1990, Malick returned to music and moved to a Boston home base, maintaining a busy tour schedule. In 1996, Malick released two independent records on the Conqueroot/ Mr. Cat Records label.

In 2000, Malick invited Norah Jones to join him in New York gigs. He went on to produce her pre-Blue Note tracks, which became the New York City (album), released on Koch Records

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