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on 3 July 2012
Reissued for 2012, jewel cased and import only, so beware overpricing!

'Bop-Be' was the final studio album by Jarrett's 'American Quartet'. What a way to bid the world a farewell! This is a gorgeous record, despite the production lacking in comparison to a Jarrett/ECM Records collaboration.

This album came out of the same sessions that produced 'Byablue', a compelling showcase of Paul Motian compositions. As with that album, 'Bop-Be' is quartet only - no additional percussionist now - but instead it features the songwriting of Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden, title track and 'Blackberry Winter' aside (the only standard the group recorded).

'Pyramids Moving' is one of those wonderful 'world music' adventures the band often had. Dewey plays the Chinese Musette, while Jarrett, Haden and Motian respectively make other-worldly sounds with piano strings, double bass and and a gong.

Haden's 'Pocket Full of Cherry' is an affectionate tribute to Don Cherry; the two would play together for many years to come, after first meeting in Ornette Coleman's group. Jarrett plays soprano sax for this one.

1. 'Mushi Mushi' (Redman) - 2. 'Silence' (Haden) - 3. 'Bop-Be' (Jarrett) - 4. 'Pyramids Moving' (Redman) - 5. 'Gotta Get Some Sleep' (Redman) - 6. 'Blackberry Winter' (McGlohon, Wilder) - 7. 'Pocket Full of Cherry' (Haden)
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