This is a good Gary Peacock album, but not a great album generally speaking. After the opening track, the excellent "Vignette", all of the other tracks are buried beneath Keith Jarrett's moaning and screeching. And I don't mean for short periods or occasional intervals, but for LONG stretches of time. Jarrett's vocalizations appear on most of his albums, but this is his only ECM recording that I've heard where it becomes a major distraction. Whenever there is any discussion about this album, EVERYBODY mentions the unintentional histrionics, unless they pre-determine to not mention it out of respect for Jarrett.
It's really too bad that Gary Peacock's performances and compositions are almost forgotten about, because with the exception of the experimental "Tone Field", this would be a great jazz piano trio album. His playing on "Trilogy II" is especially outstanding. Jack DeJohnette plays with his usual brilliance, although from time to time he sounds perplexed by the discordant directions the material sometimes takes. The group's headlong rush to the finish of "Trilogy III" is a true highlight on an album that doesn't provide as many as the all-star line-up might promise. Now that this trio has been performing mostly standards together for almost 30 years, it's a great surprise to hear them play newly-composed material. Be forewarned about Jarrett's singing, however.