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As Long as You're Living Yours: The Music of Keith Jarrett

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Judging from the panoply of recording artists joined here on this tribute recording, Keith Jarrett's work has affected a wider range of musicians than one might imagine. There are pop players (Andy Summers, Bruce Hornsby), classical artists (The Flux String Quartet, Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg), Latin musicians (Chucho Valdes, Nueva Rumba), mainstream jazzmen (Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, John Scofield), and more left-of-center players (Don Byron, George Garzone, D. D. Jackson) all gathered here. But Jarrett's distinctive music accommodates them all. The lyrical tracks extract the poetry in Jarrett's writing: Solerno-Sonnenberg and Bob James's violin-electric piano take on ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Judging from the panoply of recording artists joined here on this tribute recording, Keith Jarrett's work has affected a wider range of musicians than one might imagine. There are pop players (Andy Summers, Bruce Hornsby), classical artists (The Flux String Quartet, Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg), Latin musicians (Chucho Valdes, Nueva Rumba), mainstream jazzmen (Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, John Scofield), and more left-of-center players (Don Byron, George Garzone, D. D. Jackson) all gathered here. But Jarrett's distinctive music accommodates them all. The lyrical tracks extract the poetry in Jarrett's writing: Solerno-Sonnenberg and Bob James's violin-electric piano take on "Book of Ways #9," Scofield's easy "Coral," Byron and Drew Gress's clarinet and bass duet on "Somewhere Before", Jackson's solo piano performance of "All That Lives Laments," and Mike Mainieri's vibes-and-marimba-soaked "Starbright" all honor the composer's arching melodies while adding their own instrumental twists and turns. The up-tempo interpretations range from Garzone's wild attack on "Innocence," Lovano and Harrell's Ornette-ish "Shades of Jazz," and the percussive fervor of Valdes's "U Dance" and Nueva Rumba's "So Tender." The most unexpected renditions -- Hornsby's "Backhand" with its New Orleans-parade beats and brass-band horns, and Andy Summers's electric guitar and Hammond-organ driven "Prism" -- may give the staunchly acoustic-minded Jarrett conniptions, but actually work well on their own terms. In all, an equally daring and loving nod to one of jazz's most individual talents.
All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The songbook craze wheels around to the compositions of Keith Jarrett, which ought to be an oxymoron since we're dealing with an artist who usually makes up things on the wing. Yet it works, for not only does this package isolate and spotlight some nice tunes by the prolific pianist; it also honors his eclectic bent by roaming all over the spectrum in search of diverse idioms. Bruce Hornsby is delightfully funky on piano in a second-line New Orleans treatment of "Backhand," which goes through some riotous passages. Pianist Chucho Valdes bumps through "U Dance" with the unorthodox help of baritone saxophonist Jay Rodriguez, while guitarist John Scofield is relaxed as he meanders through "Coral." Book of Ways, the Jarrett album recorded on a clavichord, is represented by "9" as played by classical violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Bob James on electric piano, and a string quartet scrapes determinedly away at "10." Mike Mainieri overdubs vibraphone upon marimba to produce satisfyingly rich tubular textures on "Starbright," and Jimmy Greene backs his soprano saxophone with nothing but Lord Jamar's drum and keyboard programming on "The Cure." Of course, there is also straight-ahead mainstream improvisation -- such as that from tenor Joe Lovano and trumpeter Tom Harrell on "Shades of Jazz" -- but most of the time, the combinations are odd and even zany. There aren't too many truly imaginative songbook albums around, but luckily, the Jarrett tribute is one of them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017095546
  • Catalog Number: 31019

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Backhand (4:58)
  2. 2 U Dance (3:02)
  3. 3 Coral (6:17)
  4. 4 Innocence (3:17)
  5. 5 Book of Ways #9 (5:55)
  6. 6 So Tender (3:02)
  7. 7 Starbright (4:31)
  8. 8 Book of Ways #10 (3:45)
  9. 9 The Cure (2:31)
  10. 10 Shades of Jazz (5:39)
  11. 11 Somewhere Before (5:16)
  12. 12 Prism (6:32)
  13. 13 Everything That Lives Laments (4:04)
  14. 14 Dancing (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Hornsby Piano, Track Performer
Andy Summers Guitar, Track Performer
Don Byron Clarinet, Track Performer
Bob James Piano
Keith Jarrett Track Performer
Joe Lovano Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
John Novello Organ
Ralph Peterson Drums
John Scofield Guitar, Track Performer
Dennis Irwin Bass
Chucho Valdés Piano, Track Performer
George Garzone Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Drew Gress Bass, Track Performer
Bob Gullotti Drums
Tom Harrell Trumpet, Track Performer
Reggie Houston Baritone Saxophone
D.D. Jackson Piano
Craig Klein Trombone
Mike Mainieri Marimbas, Vibes, Track Performer, Marimba (Electronics)
Jason Marsalis Drums
Edgardo Miranda Guitar
Adam Nussbaum Drums
Joel Taylor Drums
Eddie Bobe Percussion, Track Performer
Lord Jamar Drums, Keyboards
Jay Rodriguez Baritone Saxophone
Matt Perrine Sousaphone
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Violin
Darrett Adkins Cello
Cornelius Dufallo Violin
Tom Chiu Violin
Jimmy Greene Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Tony Batista Bass
Clarence Johnson III Tenor Saxophone
Percy Miller Trumpet
Massimo Biolcati Bass
Kenji Bunch Viola
Tim Green Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Mark Bingham Engineer
Adam Holzman Engineer
Patrick Derivaz Engineer
Alec Head Engineer
Wayne Pooley Engineer
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Carl Seltzer Engineer
Tim Conklin Engineer
Lord Jamar Programming
Milan Simich Producer
Eddie King Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cool stuff

    When wanting something different to realx to, this is a CD worth listening to. Even though the tempo changes throughout the sourse of one song, it's still a very interesting and fun CD to listen to. Especially the first song, backhand. Great song; it really catches you. It's what cought me into buying the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    just wanted to add...

    ... that you shouldn't be surprised to hear Keith Jarrett's music with electric guitars & keyboards. If you are, check out his amazing electric piano work on the live portions of Miles Davis'

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