Setting Standards

Setting Standards

by Keith Jarrett

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Setting Standards

The premier piano trio in jazz is 25 years old. Still going strong as of 2007, the threesome of pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Jack DeJohnette have achieved a popular position over the past quarter century that matches their unswerving aesthetic goals. To celebrate this milestone, ECM is releasing the totality of the trio’s initial 1983 recording sessions, which resulted in three major albums -- Standards Vol. I, Standards Vol. II, and Changes -- as a complete two-disc set. (Jarrett fans, of course, know that the trio unofficially convened on Gary Peacock’s Tales of Another from 1977). The two standards albums find the trio interpreting material from the Great American Songbook in exploratory renditions that announced the presence of a unique small ensemble ready and willing to break the established mold of the jazz piano trio. (A 15-minute version of “God Bless the Child” speaks volumes for the group’s already enviable interplay and invention.) Changes, on the other hand, reveals another side to the trio’s personality, that of the questing improvisational unit that breaks with standard song forms. That this album is as fresh and memorable as the Standards albums is a testament to the group’s innate musical communication. Indeed, Setting Standards demonstrates how, right out of the gate, Jarrett, Peacock, and DeJohnette raised the bar for the piano trio.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2008
Label: Ecm Records
UPC: 0602517373440
catalogNumber: 000994802
Rank: 129498

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keith Jarrett   Primary Artist,Piano
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Gary Peacock   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Keith Jarrett   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Ray Evans   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Jan Erik Kongshaug   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Peter Ruedi   Liner Notes
Leah Worth   Composer
Bradford J. Robinson   translation

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