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A marvellous example of the sheer class of this trio
on 19 December 2016
I bought this set a good while ago, and have only now - and by sheer chance - come upon the reviews posted here. We are all, of course, entitled to our own opinions. But I have to say that I was sorely disappointed by some of what I read. This is an absolutely marvellous set, with fine playing by all hands and an interesting variety of material and styles. Keith Jarrett's playing demonstrates - yet again - what a highly talented musician he is, with the ability to turn his hand to a wide range of material. His playing on the 3 numbers associated with "Fats" Waller is terrific. Elsewhere, he demonstrates incomparable lyricism on ballads such as his heart-stopping playing on "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry". And elsewhere again, he thrills with his work on the likes of "Green Dolphin Street", which also features some terrific work by Jack DeJohnette. That's one of the joys of Keith Jarrett - the ability to produce masterpieces whatever the starting point. I hope sometime next year to give a short introductory presentation on Keith Jarrett to fellow-members of Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society using the 3 tracks that I have mentioned (in that order) to demonstrate for newcomers the man's versatility and sheer class.