Friday, 23 September 2016
Keith Jarrett - At the Blue Note: Saturday, June 4th 1994, 1st Set
The Standards Trio spent a whole weekend's residency at the legendary Blue Note in June 1994, and every note they played was released the following year in a 6-CD box set. This disc, the first set from Saturday night, was the only one to be released in its own right - presumably because it's absolutely phenomenal from start to finish. Everyone's at the top of their game, Jarrett's vocalisations are...tolerable, and the recording quality, as you'd expect, is peerless - perfect jazz club intimacy. Other than Autumn Leaves, the other extended high-point of the set is You Don't Know What Love Is segueing into a Jarrett original called Muezzin. Jack DeJohnette switches to hand percussion, and the results are pure magic.
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