Keith Jarrett Trio: Setting Standards (ECM/Ode)

 |   |  <1 min read

Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette: I Fall in Love too Easily
Keith Jarrett Trio: Setting Standards (ECM/Ode)

Pianist Keith Jarrett's career and recent work has been well covered at Elsewhere so all that needs be said about this triple set is that it collects the two albums in his Standards series with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack deJohnette in which the trio explored with sensitivity and contemporary relevance the Great American Songbook, and their daring Changes album -- all recorded in a single day in New York in '83.

That project, to a greater or lesser degree, continues today -- and Jarrett, walking away from the intensity of utterly improvised music of his own creation in the 70s, sounds the better for it.

If those Standards albums went past you then you could dive right in here with the 25th anniversary edition, or perhaps go to Jarrett's superb solo The Melody At Night, With You from 2000 and work backwards.

Either way, this is a superb collection.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Jazz articles index

Youn Sun Nah: Same Girl (ACT/Southbound)

Youn Sun Nah: Same Girl (ACT/Southbound)

This sophisticated Korea-born singer who has long been based in Europe -- this is her seventh album, but only the second for Germany's ACT Music -- grew up with parents who were classical... > Read more

John Key Trio: Back and Forth (Odd)

John Key Trio: Back and Forth (Odd)

Because there is so little money to be made out of releasing a local jazz album, you are surprised to find anyone bothering at all. And that may explain the nine year gap between this by... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

GUEST WRITER GREG PARSLOE looks at when Grand Prix drivers would crash and burn

GUEST WRITER GREG PARSLOE looks at when Grand Prix drivers would crash and burn

In those years between 1961 and '73 – when Grand Prix drivers “wore lucky charms instead of seat belts” – those behind the wheel seemed expendable. A conveyor belt of new... > Read more

AN ESSAY ON THE INEVITABLE (2002): The Art of Dying

AN ESSAY ON THE INEVITABLE (2002): The Art of Dying

"Nothing in this life that I've been trying, can equal or surpass the art of dying" -- Art of Dying by George Harrison, 1970 When the late George Harrison wrote Art of Dying for... > Read more