Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015) [Qobuz 24-192]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:40 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

‘Standards, Vol. 1 (ECM 1255) Jarrett and company set things straight from the get-go by showing us the “Meaning Of The Blues.” This swath of melodious rain is the trio form at its best and never lets up until the very end. DeJohnette’s charcoal sketches in background add a quiet boldness. “All The Things You Are” is a more lighthearted, though no less intense, construction, and haunts Peacock’s nimble fingerwork with a visceral chord progression. Smoothness abounds in “It Never Entered My Mind,” a gentle tune that puts a new twist on the pessimism of balladry by resolving itself at moments into a hopeful groove. A hefty splash of freedom awaits us in “The Masquerade Is Over.” Peacock is on fire here, giving just the sort of fuel that Jarrett sets to such glorious conflagration. The latter’s soloing proves that not only is the masquerade over, but also that these musicians never hid behind masks in the first place. If any single facet of this jewel can be singled out, it is the stunning fifteen-and-a-half-minute rendition of “God Bless The Child” that concludes it. Peacock excels, taking the swing around the bar and back again.’ –ecmreviews.com

Tracklist:
1 The Meaning Of The Blues 9:22
2 All The Things You Are 7:45
3 It Never Entered My Mind 6:42
4 The Masquerade Is Over 5:57
5 God Bless The Child 15:30

Personnel:
Keith Jarrett, piano
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Gary Peacock, double bass

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