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