Friday, 13 January 2017

Keith Jarrett Trio - Changeless (rec. 1987, rel. 1989)

By the late 80s, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette had carved out their niche as the great standards trio - but in concert they were also leaving room to stretch out and improvise, whenever a particular groove led them.  Four especially inspired examples of this were collected on this album, from recordings of a US tour in October 1987; the fifteen minute Endless is generally held to be the standout, as it gradually weaves its hypnotic spell, and I'm not going to disagree.  An essential document of pure inspiration.

Changeless

2 comments:

  1. have you ever listened to survivor's suite? it's in the same ballpark, but I've not heard anything else by jarrett
    that I like quite as much...

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    1. yeah that's another good one... my absolute favourite Jarrett is still solo or trio though, feels like he's at his most vital.

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