Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Standards in Norway
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
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ornen | 10/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jarrett's _Standards in Norway_ quite frankly blew my head off. It was one the first jazz albums that I owned, and in this sense was a realy introduction to modern jazz for me. The trio's sound is so textured; the listener feels as though he's actually sitting in the concert hall. Jarrett plays with a kind of frantic yet tempered emotion, the notes crescendoing up and down the keys. What a wonderful album. I listen to it almost every day."
A High Level of Excellence
Karl W. Nehring | Ostrander, OH USA | 07/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a live recording of Jarrett's "Standards Trio" (Keith Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums) that was made back in 1989 but for some reason was released several years later. Those who are familiar with this group will know what to expect, those who have not heard the group are in for a treat. Tasty, tasty stuff, played by three souls who have worked together closely and who really know how to support each other and let the composer shine through the improvisation. This is the piano trio elevated to the highest level of excellence."
Jarrett still flying
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 11/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this recording up relatively cheap, and probably wouldn't have bought it otherwise. Already owning a large number of the standards trio recordings, this one was not a high priority to own. But you can't get away from it these three musicians are one of the great Jazz trios. Its apparent as soon as the first track starts.
I have two favourite tracks from this album. 'Little Girl Blue' (Rodgers & Hart) is heart rending slow ballad played with impeccable taste and skill by the trio. If you've seen Jarrett perform his version of 'Over the Rainbow' you'll know just how good his ballad playing can be. On the other hand 'Love is a Many-Splendored Thing' (Fain/Webster) is an uptempo romp through what is normally a mid-tempo or even ballad tempo piece.
This was recorded in 1989 and the only reason I haven't given it five stars (it would have been four and half) is because there are so many other Standards Trio recordings you should buy ahead of this one. But there is nothing wrong with this one!"