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djbinder
Aug 06 2012
at 6:54 AM
A review of pianist Keith Jarrett’s Sleeper - Tokyo, April 16, 1979, today at AllAboutJazz.com. A complete show, unearthed from his Japanese tour with saxophonist Jan Garbarek, bassist Palle Danielsson and drummer Jon Christensen, this show dovetails (but does not cross over) with 1989’s Personal Mountains, a single-disc live set from the same tour that was released a decade after the fact. Compared to the pianist’s American Quartet - which, in addition to two ECM recordings, leaves a wealth of material on Impulse! (nine CDs worth, to be exact, if you collect the two box sets that have been released) - The European or "Belonging" quartet (named after their 1974 ECM debut, Belonging) only released two studio records and one live record (the thrilling but sonically compromised Nude Ants) in the day. Fans had to wait another decade for Personal Mountains, and yet another 23 years for Sleeper, which is well worth the wait. A stunning record, and a sad reminder of just how great a writer Jarrett is, since he’s essentially deserted formal composition for the spontaneous composition of solo piano shows and interpreting standards with his near-30-year trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Review here: http://j.mp/MeGbjC
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St P
Aug 20 2012
at 7:02 AM
Bookmark and Share I meant no material since AFTER 2002
St P
Aug 20 2012
at 7:01 AM
Bookmark and Share Brilliant record.it hard.y matters that it’s similar material to mountains,it’s played differently.it’s interesting that there are so far no recordings of the standards trio from before 2002yet the group must have played two hundred plus gigs sob ce then,there must be a huge backlog of material.including jasmine vol two
franksexton
Aug 17 2012
at 9:20 AM
Bookmark and Share naut, there is free download software avalable on the web. Just search for utube downloader.
naut
Aug 16 2012
at 4:45 AM
Bookmark and Share Yo, fredsimon: thanks for the vid link. Wouldn’t mind an audio track I can burn, but youtube is nice. What I meant by Garbarek playing traditional sax, is it’s less his plaintive, wailing voice, and more post-bop, straight-ahead playing. But I guess JG played that way most of the time with Belonging. Not the instrument he plays, of course. hehe. Just the sounds he gets, if that makes sense.
fredsimon
Aug 14 2012
at 3:56 PM
Bookmark and Share Naut, what did you mean by writing that Garbarek "is playing traditional sax"? As opposed to what?
fredsimon
Aug 13 2012
at 11:37 PM
Bookmark and Share Personal Mountains is in my pantheon of the greatest albums of all time, and although I haven’t heard the entire album, so far Sleeper promises to join it there. Just one of many highlights: Keith’s harmonic excursion in the slow section of the tune Personal Mountains ... transcendent.
fredsimon
Aug 13 2012
at 11:32 PM
Bookmark and Share Naut, here’s a live version of The Windup: tinyurl.com/9opa6dz ... enjoy!
Aristide
Aug 13 2012
at 10:13 AM
Bookmark and Share As the title says a "sleeper", just like his other masterworks.
naut
Aug 11 2012
at 6:35 AM
Bookmark and Share I think this is a great album. The band is really on, and Garb is playing traditional sax. PD & JC are both superb on bass/drums. I think "New Dance" must’ve morphed into "U Dance" or something. Great encore. -- Anybody know where/if there’s a live version of "The Windup"?
thehague
Aug 10 2012
at 2:35 PM
Bookmark and Share Tom, on a shelf in Manfred Eicher’s closet. Supposedly there are hundreds of KJ’s condert recordings (so they can continue to release them long after his death).
Tom Rudd
Aug 09 2012
at 1:14 PM
Bookmark and Share No way you can go wrong with Keith Jarretts "European Quartet". Same personnel as on My Song. Looking forward to hearing this. Wonder where this has been hiding all these years.
thehague
Aug 07 2012
at 4:47 PM
Bookmark and Share ...well, i’ve got this new tablet...
thehague
Aug 06 2012
at 4:06 PM
Bookmark and Share Excellent release indeed, which stood the test of time very well.
thehague
Aug 06 2012
at 4:06 PM
Bookmark and Share Excellent release indeed, which stood the test of time very well.
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