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Standards 2
Keith Jarrett
Standards 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.


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All Artists: Keith Jarrett
Title: Standards 2
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 4/11/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282501523


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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

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One of his best
S. Coffman | Denver | 10/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know that Jarrett himself has said all the standards albums are nothing compared to some of the trio's live performances around the same time. However this album is, in my opinion, one of his best (with this trio). It is very much like a fine wine and takes many listens to get it, but the renditions on several of the standards here are amazing once you do get it. My other personal favorite of this group is "Flying," and this is more contained than that, but the music on Standards, Vol. 2 is as classic as McCoy Expansions, or any VSOP or many of Mile's classics. It's phenomenal.

In addition, the retard reviewing this album above, who talks about "wheezemeister" and calculates in other (albeit great) pianists as though he's shopping at wallmart for "generic piano jazz on aisle 7" is laughable. His statements are like saying "why would you ever own a van Gogh... the guy cut off his ear. Just buy a Monet or Renoit or whatever." What a complete knob.

Anyway, this is definitely an album to own, if you are a Jarrett trio fan."
Blazing Arrow 74 | Chicago, IL | 09/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"... This album has completely changed the way I listen to music ... I have never in my life heard such beautiful INTERPLAY between people; it's as if each person is soloing at all times, just in varrying degrees ... This singular album represents what I love most about Jazz, and my life will never be the same for it ...

... I also have Vol. I, and for some reason, many people seem to take-to that album much more than this, as it's place in amazon's sales list makes obvious, however, I think this is a superior album -- Vol. I is just a warmup for this album: believe me !! ...

... This is the single, best trio recording I own, and the absolute best I've heard in my lifetime so-far ... Please do yourself a favor, and purchase a few for you & yours ..."
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 10/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the first Jarrett album I purchased, and I have never looked back.
A beautiful Trio album recorded in January 1983 featuring what would become Jarrett's longest existing group (still recording to this day). Gary Peacock is on Bass and Jack DeJohnette is on drums. In fact the biggest problem with this group is that they have recorded so much over the years, its difficult to know what to buy.

The album album starts with a lovely Jarrett original 'So Tender' which I suspect is based on the chord sequence of a standard, so it just about counts. The remaining tracks are all standards and the playing is of an incredibly high standard (excuse pun). This album isn't about fantastic technique (although occasionally it happens), its about the interplay between the musicians. The seems especially true of Peacock and Jarrett who to seem to have a telepathic understanding of what the other person is going to play, even at this early stage of the groups existence.

This is well worth getting."