Somewhere Before

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
While still a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Keith Jarrett did some occasional moonlighting with a trio, anchored by two future members of Jarrett's classic quartet, Charlie Haden bass and Paul Motian drums. On this CD, Jarrett turns in a very eclectic set at Shelly's Manne-Hole in Hollywood, careening through a variety of idioms where his emerging individuality comes through in flashes. He covers Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages" -- which actually came out as a single on the Vortex label -- in an attractive, semi-funky style reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi. "Pretty Ballad" delivers a strong reflective dose of Bill Evans, while "Moving Soon" is chaotic free jazz. By the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
While still a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Keith Jarrett did some occasional moonlighting with a trio, anchored by two future members of Jarrett's classic quartet, Charlie Haden bass and Paul Motian drums. On this CD, Jarrett turns in a very eclectic set at Shelly's Manne-Hole in Hollywood, careening through a variety of idioms where his emerging individuality comes through in flashes. He covers Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages" -- which actually came out as a single on the Vortex label -- in an attractive, semi-funky style reminiscent of Vince Guaraldi. "Pretty Ballad" delivers a strong reflective dose of Bill Evans, while "Moving Soon" is chaotic free jazz. By the time we reach "New Rag," we begin to hear the distinctive Jarrett idiom of the later trios, but then, "Old Rag" is knockabout stride without the stride. As an example of early, unfocused Jarrett, this is fascinating material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • EAN: 4943674068203
  • Catalog Number: 25150

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Back Pages - Keith Jarrett (5:24)
  2. 2 Pretty Ballad - Keith Jarrett (3:30)
  3. 3 Moving Soon - Keith Jarrett (4:24)
  4. 4 Somewhere Before - Keith Jarrett (6:50)
  5. 5 New Rag - Keith Jarrett (5:40)
  6. 6 A Moment for Tears - Keith Jarrett (3:07)
  7. 7 Pouts' Over (And the Day's Not Through) - Keith Jarrett (4:35)
  8. 8 Dedicated to You - Keith Jarrett (5:00)
  9. 9 Old Rag - Keith Jarrett (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keith Jarrett Trio Primary Artist
Keith Jarrett Indexed Contributor, Piano, Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Charlie Haden Bass
Paul Motian Drums
Charlie Haden & The Liberation Music Orchestra Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Keith Jarrett Composer
George Avakian Producer, Liner Notes
Bill Halverson Engineer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Curtice Taylor Coloring
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