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Keith Jarrett Trio – Somewhere Before (1968) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Keith Jarrett Trio – Somewhere Before (1968) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011]
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Genre: Jazz

While still a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Keith Jarrett did some occasional moonlighting with a trio, anchored by two future members of Jarrett’s classic quartet, Charlie Haden (bass) and Paul Motian (drums). On this release, Jarrett turns in a very eclectic set at Shelly’s Manne-Hole in Hollywood, careening through a variety of idioms where his emerging individuality comes through in flashes. He covers Bob Dylan’s “My Back Pages” — which actually came out as a single on the Vortex label — in an attractive, semi-funky style reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi. “Pretty Ballad” delivers a strong reflective dose of Bill Evans, while “Moving Soon” is chaotic free jazz. By the time we reach “New Rag,” we begin to hear the distinctive Jarrett idiom of the later trios, but then, “Old Rag” is knockabout stride without the stride. As an example of early, unfocused Jarrett, this is fascinating material.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 2 (1983/2015) [Qobuz24-192]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 2 (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:14 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015) [Qobuz24-192]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:40 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

 

‘Standards, Vol. 1 (ECM 1255) Jarrett and company set things straight from the get-go by showing us the “Meaning Of The Blues.” This swath of melodious rain is the trio form at its best and never lets up until the very end. DeJohnette’s charcoal sketches in background add a quiet boldness. “All The Things You Are” is a more lighthearted, though no less intense, construction, and haunts Peacock’s nimble fingerwork with a visceral chord progression. Smoothness abounds in “It Never Entered My Mind,” a gentle tune that puts a new twist on the pessimism of balladry by resolving itself at moments into a hopeful groove. A hefty splash of freedom awaits us in “The Masquerade Is Over.” Peacock is on fire here, giving just the sort of fuel that Jarrett sets to such glorious conflagration. The latter’s soloing proves that not only is the masquerade over, but also that these musicians never hid behind masks in the first place. If any single facet of this jewel can be singled out, it is the stunning fifteen-and-a-half-minute rendition of “God Bless The Child” that concludes it. Peacock excels, taking the swing around the bar and back again.’ –ecmreviews.com

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Changes (1984/2015) [Qobuz24-192]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Changes (1984/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:37:33 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: January 1983 at Power Station, New York City

Changes is a jazz album released by Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock in 1984. This group subsequently became known as the “Standards Trio”. The album features improvised compositions recorded at the same sessions as the two volumes released as Standards. In 2008 the three albums were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

The trio originally worked together on a 1977 album headline by Peacock, Tales of Another, coming back together in 1983 when producer Manfred Eicher proposed a trio album to Jarrett. The three joined in a studio in Manhattan, New York for a 1½ day session during which they recorded enough material for three albums, the two Standards volumes and Changes without rehearsing or pre-planning the playlist.

 

Unlike the other two Keith Jarrett trio recordings from January 1983, this collaboration with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette does not feature standards. The trio performs the 30-minute “Flying” and a 6-minute “Prism,” both of them Jarrett originals. “Flying,” which has several sections, keeps one’s interest througout while the more concise “Prism” has a beautiful melody. It is a nice change to hear Jarrett (who normally plays unaccompanied) interacting with a trio of superb players. –AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

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Keith Jarrett – My Song (1978/2015) [HRA 24-192]

Keith Jarrett – My Song (1978/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 00:48:46 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: October 31 & November 1, 1977 at Talent Studio, Oslo

Throughout the ’70s Keith Jarrett maintained two contrasting ensembles, one American based, the other Scandinavian. This is an album by the latter quartet, which had previously recorded the warm and winning BELONGING in 1974.

1978’s „My Song“ is aptly titled, as the six Jarrett compositions do indeed have the individual characteristics and bearing of songs. Infused with elements of folk and gospel, the music has a friendly resonance that aligns it with the likes of Horace Silver. While not as overtly soulful as Silver, the quartet’s interpretations celebrate the power of melody and harmony. Garbarek’s crystalline tone in particular flies through the rhythmic architecture like a bird over a winter landscape.

 

In addition to his solo piano concerts and the American group he led that featured tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, Keith Jarrett was also busy in the mid-’70s with his European band, a quartet comprised of Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano, bassist Palle Danielsson, and drummer Jon Christensen. Due to the popularity of the haunting “My Song,” this album is the best known of the Jarrett-Garbarek collaborations and it actually is their most rewarding meeting on record. Jarrett contributed all six compositions and the results are relaxed and introspective yet full of inner tension. –Scott Yanow, AllMusic

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Keith Jarrett – Belonging (1974/2015) [Qobuz 24-192]

Keith Jarrett – Belonging (1974/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 00:46:51 minutes | 1,67 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: April 24 And 25, 1974 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo

From beginning to end we are treated to a mélange of moods in this, the first effort from Keith Jarrett and his European quartet. Compositionally astute and clearly the work of steadied hands, Belonging finds each musician in fine form. Whether it is Garbarek’s punctilious doubling in the buoyant “Spiral Dance,” Danielsson’s mellifluous bass solo in “Blossom,” or Christensen’s rollicking snare in “The Windup,” everyone gets their moment in the spotlight. Jarrett’s fingerwork is, of course, superb throughout, but it is the energy underlying his playing—the very spirit of his pianism—that really seems to drive things forward. The album is zigzagged, fading adeptly from head-shaking abandon to heavy darkness from one cut to the next. Ballads make up the longest passages on Belonging and seem to turn ever inward within the confines of their own emotional borders. For the most part, sax and piano are explicitly unified, as if trekking on either side of the same divide, although sometimes they seem to look in opposite directions, as if involved in a long-running debate, unsure of whether reconciliation can be had in the throes of so much dialogue. Jarrett’s jilted approach is well suited to these down-tempo moments while the bass gently asserts its tremulous presence in the background. Garbarek’s sudden entrances weave a dense stratosphere of brassy elegance. “’Long As You Know You’re Living Yours” is pure Jarrett and provides Garbarek with plenty of space to run amok with his screeching serenade. The title cut is another ballad, this one of a different shade than the rest; not an alleyway, but a brief lapse into self-pity. As the album’s center, it also encapsulates a core theme: this music evokes a past from which one cannot escape or, more positively, simply a sense of belonging as the title would imply, the inescapability of one’s roots in place and time. Overall, this is an essential example of what ECM can do when it throws a handful of singular talents into a studio. –ecmreviews.com

 

On Keith Jarrett’s first recording with his “European” quartet — Jan Garbarek (sax), Palle Danielsson (bass), Jon Christensen (drums) — he stakes out somewhat less abrasive territory than that which his “American” foursome was exploring at this time. Garbarek sports a neutral, vibratoless tone that occasionally reaches an emotional climax; the rhythm section is supportive and just loose enough. The record operates at its strongest level when Jarrett locks the quartet into his winning gospel mode on “‘Long as You Know You’re Living Yours” and the tense drive of “Spiral Dance”; the reflective numbers are less compelling. Still, this LP-turned-CD successfully bucked the powerful electric trends of its time and holds up well today. –Richard S. Ginell

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Keith Jarrett – Shades (1976/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Keith Jarrett – Shades (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 00:33:59 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: Tracks 1, 3 recorded December 11, 1975; Tracks 2, 4 recorded December 12, 1975 at Generation Sound Studios, NYC

Pianist Keith Jarrett’s mid-’70s quintet was the strongest regular group that he ever led and all of its recordings (even some that ramble a bit) are worth picking up. Thanks to its strong start, Shades is one of this unit’s most rewarding recordings. “Shades of Jazz” has a memorable melody and logical (if unpredictable) improvisations by Jarrett and tenor-saxophonist Dewey Redman. The momentum slows down a bit with the gospellish “Southern Smiles” and “Rose Petals” but picks up again with the final number, the rather intense “Diatribe,” an excellent vehicle for this classic group. Throughout, bassist Charlie Haden, drummer Paul Motian and percussionist Guilherme Franco keep the band’s juices flowing. –Scott Yanow

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Keith Jarrett – Mysteries (1976/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Keith Jarrett – Mysteries (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 00:42:16 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: Generation Sound, NYC, December 1975

Mysteries was originally released in 1976 and features performances by Keith Jarrett’s ‘American Quartet’. It was produced by Esmond Edwards and recorded at Generation Sound Studios in New York City.

Another in Impulse’s extensive series of Keith Jarrett Quintet recordings, this CD isn’t one of the more coherent products of the run. It opens on a faltering note with the hopelessly diffuse and rambling “Rotation,” and “Everything That Lives Laments” doesn’t really get going until a lyrical Vince Guaraldi-like statement from Jarrett sets the track in motion. “Flame” is certainly novel, with Jarrett on Pakistani flute and Dewey Redman on Chinese musette, which combined with the percussion makes for a diverting India/Third World jam. The Coltrane-ish 15-minute title track has passages of meditative beauty and others of listless torpor. For completists only. –Richard S. Ginell

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Keith Jarrett – Fort Yawuh (1973/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Keith Jarrett – Fort Yawuh (1973/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 00:42:12 minutes | 1,7 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York City on February 24, 1973.

Fort Yawuh is one of Jarrett’s early acoustic albums.

On Fort Yawuh, Keith Jarrett is joined by Dewey Redman (tenor sax), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums), and Danny Johnson (percussion) to produce this set recorded live at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York City on February 24, 1973. About two minutes into “Fort Yawuh,” Jarrett prepares the listener for a piano solo by announcing himself with quick and sharp keyboard jabs that evolve into spared and beautiful crescendos that before too long involve the soulful wails of Redman on the sax. The following song, “De Drums,” is the one track that really swings on this album. Another long one, at 12 minutes in length, “De Drums” is much more focused on a steady and consistent rhythm that is established immediately by a smooth five-note bassline accented by the piano and shakers. Although describable as smooth and cool, this song has a palpable energy perhaps due to the construction of the bassline whose pauses give an enjoyable sense of suspense. A little more than five minutes into this song there is a thematic shift that speeds up the tempo and makes this title swing even more while involving Redman’s sax and Motian’s drum kit. Half past the eight-minute mark the tempo settles back down to its original drawl, and the song finishes with a lazy bop that makes this the standout track on the album. Fans of Jarrett’s avant-garde liberalism will find “De Drums” to be the track most unlike the other four selections on this album. “Still Life, Still Life” is more like a ballad in that it’s very slow, but it still maintains the structural freedom featured in the “Fort Yawuh,” “(If the) Mysfits (Wear It),” and “Roads Traveled, Roads Veiled.” –Qa’id Jacobs

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