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Keith Jarrett: Sleeper

Read "Sleeper" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il cosiddetto quartetto europeo di Keith Jarrett non è mai stato un gruppo stabile. Nei cinque anni della sua esistenza (1974-79) ha suonato solo in occasione di tre tour (europeo nel 1974, europeo/americano nel 1977 e giapponese/americano nel 1979) e ha realizzato altrettanti album ufficiali, i primi due realizzati in studio (Belonging e My Song) e ...

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Keith Jarrett – Gary Peacock – Jack DeJohnette: Yesterdays

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Keith Jarrett. Sempre lui. Amato o discusso, ma comunque imprescindibile. Questo suo nuovo album, disponibile anche come doppio vinile (il primo pubblicato dall'ECM dopo una pausa di 15 anni), registrato come molti altri in Giappone e dal vivo, è il quarto tratto dai concerti che il trio ha tenuto nel 2001. Anno che a questo punto si configura come ...

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Anthony Braxton: Solo (Pisa) 1982

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La Leo Records prosegue nella pubblicazione di concerti solitari di Anthony Braxton: dopo Colonia e i due volumi milanesi è ora la volta di Pisa 1982, serata nella cui scaletta - esclusivamente al contralto - sedevano fianco a fianco composizioni del repertorio solitario del polistrumentista e una manciata di standards. Troviamo infatti brani come la “Composition 26c" o la ...

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Anthony Braxton: Nine Compositions (Hill) 2000

Read "Nine Compositions (Hill) 2000" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The second part of a two-pronged project, this disc both expands and sharpens the focus of its predecessor. Ten Compositions (Quartet) marked Braxton’s welcome return to melodic post-bop and a fertile mining of the songbooks of such pace setters as Wayne Shorter, George Coleman and Andrew Hill. The sophomore offering centers attention solely on the portfolio ...

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Anthony Braxton and Alex Horwitz: Four Compositions (Duets) 2000

Read "Four Compositions (Duets) 2000" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Anthony Braxton’s engaged in some eclectic collaborations over the years, but this disc with self-styled comedian/vocalist Alex Horwitz has to rank as one of the strangest. According to Braxton Horwitz is “poised to make a real impression on the third millennium.” A member of a comedy troupe at Wesleyan University where Braxton is a faculty member, ...

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Keith Jarrett: Whisper Not

Read "Whisper Not" reviewed by David Adler

Recorded live in 1999 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, Keith Jarrett’s standards trio has rarely sounded more focused and brilliant. For one thing, a premium is put on brevity. There are none of the aimless 20-minute codas that one hears on some previous albums. Only “What Is This Thing Called Love," which opens disc ...

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Keith Jarrett: Whisper Not

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As one of the most inspiring and mercurial piano players of late twentieth-century jazz, Keith Jarrett, somewhat akin to Charles Lloyd in whose group Jarrett first enjoyed vast popularity, goes through phases. Perhaps it's growth. Perhaps it's retreat and regrouping. Perhaps it's the fertility of a boundless imagination.

Of course, the strangest of Jarrett's life ...

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Keith Jarrett: Whisper Not

Read "Whisper Not" reviewed by AAJ Staff

As one of the most inspiring and mercurial piano players of late twentieth-century jazz, Keith Jarrett, somewhat akin to Charles Lloyd in whose group Jarrett first enjoyed vast popularity, goes through phases. Perhaps it's growth. Perhaps it's retreat and regrouping. Perhaps it's the fertility of a boundless imagination.

Of course, the strangest of Jarrett's life ...

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Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Whisper Not

Read "Whisper Not" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

It’s been a long time since the first volumes of standard interpretations by Jarrett, Peacock, and DeJohnette hit the streets, announcing a new direction for the multifaceted Jarrett. It was 1983 to be exact and since then a distinguished series of ECM sides has built on the solid reputation so clearly established right at the start. ...

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Keith Ailer: Spaces & Places

Read "Spaces & Places" reviewed by Jim Santella

Since the male jazz vocalist remains a universal minority, Keith Ailer’s arrival on the scene represents a rare occasion. His voice is deep and strong, not unlike the clear delivery of Nat King Cole. For his session, Ailer has enlisted exciting partners who carry the jazz torch and improvise with hot hard-bop solos. Established in 1993, ...