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Tales of Another Original recording reissued

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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B0000261JX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,763 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Vignette
  2. Tone Field
  3. Major
  4. Trilogy
  5. Trilogy (II)
  6. Trilogy (III)

Product Description

Recorded 1977

Personnel: Gary Peacock - (bass), Keith Jarrett - (piano), Jack DeJohnette - (drums)

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Format: Audio CD
This is the first album from what became known as Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio. Here, however, they're under the direction of bassist Gary Peacock in what I believe is one of his earliest albums as leader. It's somewhat reminiscent of the Standards Trio on those rare-ish occasions when they're playing original material, although overall has a harder edge to it. A very good album, basically, and a great place to start if you're new to Gary Peacock. It rocks!
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There are some really nice modal pieces from this trio under the direction of Gary Peacock. My personal favourites are Vignette and Trilogy II, and carry the "moody" feel of the album very well. I can personally listen through Keith Jarrett's, ahem, idiosyncrasies; the main thing that detracts from the album for me is Gary Peacock's unusually slippery intonation. Maybe he was just having a bad day or something, but he fluffs a number of notes quite noticeably, particularly in his solo in Vignette. I've heard him on plenty of other records and his tuning is spot on, so who knows? Besides that, well worth a listen, especially if you're into the Standards Trio.
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Superb Musicianship Ruined 26 Nov. 2009
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The musicians performing here are among the best jazz/classical musicians in the world. The performance is world class as you would expect. I love Peacock's moody compositions on this CD rather than the standards this group usually performs. However, all the beauty of this fine jazz is ruined by Jarrett's damn squealing and squawking. On this CD he's particularly obnoxious which is a shame since the material and performance is among the best this group has ever done. It's gotten to the point where I now avoid buying any music with Jarrett. Someone should clue Jarret in.......he's NOT being cute.
3.0 out of 5 stars Peacock rocks! 19 Oct. 2013
By Joshua Lokken - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy Gary Peacock's work on this record. Jarrett's vocalization is very distracting, and does harm to the recording - his playing is explorative and inspiring.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album for those who have ears to hear (and not hear) 9 Jun. 2015
By Dean Robb - Published on Amazon.com
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Let me get this out of the way, first: if you are positively put off by Keith Jarrett's somewhat distant, strangled vocalizations, then yeah: STAY AWAY FROM THIS RECORD. Okay, done. But I grew up, came of age, during the late 60's and 70's, musically, and for me, like Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett was integral and foundational to my musical life and growth. His distant vocal utterances were part and parcel of his music, like Bud Powell's grunts, and they didn't bother me then and don't bother me now. I don't really even hear them, unless I actively try to (which I don't). But again, if you are unable to do this, then yeah, you won't dig this record. Which is a real shame. Because it is a superb record; I think it's Gary Peacock's finest, and one of Keith Jarrett's best. It is Keith's Standards Trio, minus the standards. All the compositions are Peacock's and they are among his best. And Keith is in excellent form, as is Gary Peacock. So. There you have it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but could have been better 2 July 2012
By S. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
1977 was a particularly prolific year for Gary Peacock. In February he recorded this album, "Tales of Another," and in December he recorded the truly amazing "December Poems." Gary Peacock is one of my favorite jazz bass players, and the songs on this album, all written by Peacock, are fabulous. Yet, it feels like something's missing.

I agree with the many other reviewers here regarding Keith Jarrett's mosquito-buzzing-like vocalizations. These additions are distracting to the performances and do not enhance the melodies in any way. They are, admittedly, typical of Jarrett, although they seem to be more pronounced and extended on this particular ECM recording. Part of the reason, I believe, may lie with the recording quality and not with the musician. Personally, I don't think the album was mastered with the same care that I've come to expect from the ECM label.

Most ECM albums are recorded in Oslo and engineered by Jon Erik Kongshaug. This album was recorded in New York City with engineer Tony May. Perhaps Kongshaug was experienced enough to edit down Jarrett's vocals in the final mix of his other albums, and perhaps that's why it's not as distracting in those other recordings. Who knows?

Regardless, "Tales of Another" is a fun album with great compositions. If you can find it for a decent price, it's worth a listen.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what's up w/ Jarrett 27 Sept. 2007
By gc3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album of atmospheric, moody music. Gary's bass sounds great and he plays well throughout. Jack accents the mood and only really opens up on the last two tracks. I would consider this one of my all time favorites if not for one thing: Keith Jarrett moaning and whining. I can't understand it. His playing is so beautiful and lyrical, all overlaped w/ these strange and annoying noises. I know it is an expression of emotion while playing, but I find it highly destracting. This album, though, is good enough to look past it. Barely.
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