Even today, critics are quicker to praise the looser, more unpredictable American quartet; and, certainly, if jazz were sports, you would get fired from the GM job for trading Paul Motian for Jon Christensen, etc.
But jazz is not sports, and this band achieved a holistic transcendence that made them an ideal ensemble for realizing Jarrett's compositions of the period. The Journey Home is a case in point. The four musicians enter into the inner workings of this music with perfect sympathy and—that great rarity in the jazz world—almost no signs of ego. The whole My Song album is essential listening for Jarrett fans, and perhaps came the closest of any Jarrett quartet album to matching the type of musical personality he showed when playing his famous solo piano concerts.
But if you want to start out with a single track as introduction to the European quartet, this is a very good place to begin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keith Jarrett. Download as PDF Printable version. Life Between the Exit Signs. Trio with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian. El Juicio The Judgement. The Mourning of a Star. In the Light. With Willi Freivogel, Ralph Towner and orchestra.
Treasure Island. Death and the Flower. The Survivors' Suite. Eyes of the Heart. My Song. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns. Live — with orchestra conducted by Christopher Keene. Standards, Vol. Still Live. Paris Concert. The Cure. Bye Bye Blackbird. At the Deer Head Inn. Keith Jarrett at the Blue Note. A Multitude of Angels. The Melody at Night, with You.
After the Fall. Whisper Not. Ginell awarded the album 3 stars, noting, "Jarrett occasionally tries to stretch the instrument's limited possibilities, hammering percussively on the close-miked strings.
Yet for the most part, Jarrett reins in his world-class technique in order to make unpretentiously minimal music on this ancient keyboard. Some of it sounds like folk music, some like new age contemplation, there are convincing neo-baroque musings, and a few of these untitled though numbered selections kick into a higher gear.
Sometimes this music is charming; a lot of the time, it gets wearisome. But hey, they also laughed when Keith started putting out massive sets of solo piano From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keith Jarrett. Allmusic Review accessed August 15, Authority control MBRG : deffbbd79f Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers.
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