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Bye Bye Blackbird
     

Bye Bye Blackbird

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by Keith Jarrett Trio
 

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This is the Keith Jarrett Trio's -- featuring bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette -- elegy for their former employer Miles Davis, recorded only 13 days after the maestro's death. The lonely figure in shadow with a horn on the cover contrasts with the joyous spirit of many of the tracks

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This is the Keith Jarrett Trio's -- featuring bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette -- elegy for their former employer Miles Davis, recorded only 13 days after the maestro's death. The lonely figure in shadow with a horn on the cover contrasts with the joyous spirit of many of the tracks on this CD, yet there is still a ghostly presence to deal with -- and in keeping with Miles' credo, Jarrett's choice of notes is often more purposefully spare than usual. There is symmetry in the organization of the album, with "Bye Bye Blackbird" opening and the trio's equally jaunty "Blackbird, Bye Bye" closing the album, and the interior tracks immediately following the former and preceding the latter are "You Won't Forget Me" and "I Thought About You." The centerpiece of the CD is an 18-and-a-half-minute group improvisation, "For Miles," which after some DeJohnette tumbling around becomes a dirge sometimes reminiscent of Miles' own elegy for Duke Ellington, "He Loved Him Madly." As an immediate response to a traumatic event, Jarrett and his colleagues strike the right emotional balance to create one of their more meaningful albums.

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Release Date:
09/30/2008
Label:
Ecm Records
UPC:
0602517762305
catalogNumber:
001182602
Rank:
51726

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Bye Bye Blackbird 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
musicdepartment More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best single cd recordings of the Keith Jarrett trio. The group plays together so well, they almost sound as one instrument. This is a great cd to start with if you've never this group before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago