In the Light

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Even before his solo concerts became popular successes, Keith Jarrett was clearly getting a free hand from ECM founder Manfred Eicher, as this ambitious double album of classical compositions proves. In this compendium of eight works for all kinds of ensembles, the then-28-year old Jarrett adamantly refuses to be classified, flitting back and forth through the centuries from the baroque to contemporary dissonance, from exuberant counterpoint for brass quintet to homophonic writing for a string section. Though the content is uneven in quality, Jarrett is clearly sincere and skilled enough to exploit his European roots with only a handful of syncopated references to his...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Even before his solo concerts became popular successes, Keith Jarrett was clearly getting a free hand from ECM founder Manfred Eicher, as this ambitious double album of classical compositions proves. In this compendium of eight works for all kinds of ensembles, the then-28-year old Jarrett adamantly refuses to be classified, flitting back and forth through the centuries from the baroque to contemporary dissonance, from exuberant counterpoint for brass quintet to homophonic writing for a string section. Though the content is uneven in quality, Jarrett is clearly sincere and skilled enough to exploit his European roots with only a handful of syncopated references to his jazz work. The strongest, most moving individual pieces are the strange, gong-haunted "In the Cave, In the Light" the probable source of the title of Jarrett's publishing company, Cavelight; "Metamorphosis," with its rich, flowing string lines, prominent solo flute, and free journeys in and out of tonality; and the Bartok-streaked String Quartet. Jarrett himself plays formal solo piano in the eclectic "Fughata" and "A Pagan Hymn," and even conducts the Stuttgart Radio Symphony strings. All of it is richly recorded in the ECM way, making four strings sound like twelve.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2000
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • UPC: 042283501126
  • Catalog Number: 835011

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Metamorphosis - Willy Freivogel (19:19)
  2. 2 Fughata For Harpsichord (5:27)
  3. 3 Brass Quintet - American Brass Quintet (20:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Pagan Hymn (7:28)
  2. 2 String Quartet - Siegfried Meinecke (16:37)
  3. 3 Short Piece for Guitar and Strings - Sudfunk Symphony Orchestra (3:52)
  4. 4 Crystal Moment - Sudfunk Symphony Orchestra (4:54)
  5. 5 In the Cave, in the Light - Sudfunk Symphony Orchestra (12:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keith Jarrett Primary Artist, Percussion, Piano, Conductor, Gong
Ralph Towner Guitar, Track Performer
Fritz Sonnleitner Group, Track Performer
Sudfunk Symphoniker Stuttgart Performing Ensemble
Sudfunk Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Willie Freivogel Flute
Mladen Gutesha Conductor
American Brass Quintet Performing Ensemble
Strings of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Keith Jarrett Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Manfred Eicher Producer
Fritz Sonnleitner Contributor
Guenter Klein Contributor
Martin Wieland Engineer
K. Rapp Engineer
Barbara Wojirsch Artwork, Cover Design
Fritz Kiskalt Contributor
Siegfried Meinecke Contributor
M. Scheuermann Engineer
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