What's up w/ Jarrett
gc3 | 09/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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."
James | Indianapolis, IN United States | 03/26/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with other reviewers regarding Jarrett. His noises are irritating and distracting not unlike in his own 1970s live solo effort, "Koln Concert". The sound engineers at ECM need to seriously considering editing these grunts and groans when remastering these discs."
Superb Musicianship Ruined
firstname.lastname@example.org | WI, United States | 11/26/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"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."