CD: Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Somewhere (ECM)

Jarrett SomewhereThe first release in four years by Jarrett’s Standards Trio captures interaction among the pianist, bassist Peacock and drummer DeJohnette that is like the activity of one mind. Their exploration of Leonard Bernstein’s “Somewhere” melds into “Everywhere,” a mantra that builds hypnotic fascination. In the quirkiness of his fragmented first bars of “Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” and his unaccompanied ruminations leading into “Solar,” Jarrett is as adventurous as in one of his celebrated solo concerts. Peacock and DeJohnette also have imposing solo moments, but in the end it’s the irresistible unity of the trio that inspires ecstatic response from the audience in Lucerne’s KKL hall.

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  1. Mike Harris says

    Am I wrong, or isn’t it kind of odd that nobody, not even a foreign record company, has issued a Jarrett Trio DVD in many many years. The last one I can recall was put out in the mid-80s, and while his audio CDs are of course a joy to hear, you would think that utilizing the DVD format, with its ability to capture not only the instrumental, but also the dance and opera components of the Jarrett experience, would be a natural thing to do. Just another of those great, unanswered questions I guess, like why every sentence on NPR has to begin with an obligatory “So…”

    • Bart Roderick says

      “Dance and Opera components of the Jarrett experience”. I resist the temptation to type “LOL”. Oh, shoot. I did it anyway.