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Peter Malick (born November 28, 1951) is a blues guitarist and record producer.

Peter Malick
Background information
Born(1951-11-28)November 28, 1951
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresBlues, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
Years active1967–present
LabelsCapricorn, E1
Associated actsJames Cotton, James Montgomery, Listening, Norah Jones


Music careerEdit

In the late 1960s Malick was a member of the band Listening.[1] Listening was signed by Vanguard Records in New York City when Malick was sixteen.

He played guitar 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 such as Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, and John Lee Hooker. Later, Malick was a conductor and music director for the national touring company of Hair. Malick next joined the James Montgomery Band, recording First Time Out and High Roller, both for Capricorn Records.[2]

For the next twenty years, he made money at cards. He returned to music in the 1990s, recording Wrong Side of My Life (1998) and Sons of the Jet Age (2000). He won the W.C. Handy Award for historic album of the year in 2001 for the Otis Span album Last Call. The next year he released an album of recordings made with Norah Jones.[2]



  • Wrong Side of My Life (Mr. Cat, 1998)
  • Sons of the Jet Age (Mr. Cat, 2000)
  • New York City (eOne/Koch, 2003)
  • Chance & Circumstance (eOne/Koch, 2003)
  • New York City: The Remix Album (eOne/Koch, 2004)
  • The Chill Album (eOne/Koch, 2005)[3]

with James Cotton Blues Band

with Listening

  • Listening (Vanguard, 1968)

with James Montgomery Band

with Butch Norton

  • Duets from the Spin Dry Cycle (Luxury Wafers, 2010)

with Jung Yong-hwa

  • 27 Years (FNC, 2015)

As producerEdit

  • Otis Spann's Last Call: Live at Boston Tea Party (Conqueroot 2001)
  • Nada Bhava (Anusara, 2007)
  • Starting Ground, Josh Blackburn (Mr. Cat 2007)
  • Whiskey with Free Dominguez (2006)
  • Transcendence, Tony Khalife
  • Miles, JOHNA (2013)
  • Grow, Spencer Livivngston (2013)
  • Axels and Sockets, The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project (2014)

Movies and televisionEdit


  1. ^ "Album Reviews", Billboard, December 21, 1968, p. 34, retrieved 2011-07-21
  2. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Peter Malick | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Peter Malick | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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