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Keith Jarrett - My Song (1978) {ECM 1115}

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Keith Jarrett - My Song (1978) {ECM 1115}

Keith Jarrett - My Song (1978) {ECM 1115}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

In addition to his solo piano concerts and the American group he led that featured tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, Keith Jarrett was also busy in the mid-'70s with his European band, a quartet comprised of Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano, bassist Palle Danielsson, and drummer Jon Christensen. Due to the popularity of the haunting "My Song," this album is the best known of the Jarrett-Garbarek collaborations and it actually is their most rewarding meeting on record. Jarrett contributed all six compositions and the results are relaxed and introspective yet full of inner tension.

3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}

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3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}

3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

3Quietmen is a young Italian trio that draws inspiration from composer Bela Bartok's Mikrokosmos, a prominent work consisting of 153 piano pieces. Fellow countryman and revered modern jazz pianist Stefano Battaglia joins the band for these pieces that waver between jazz and groove-based abstractions, shaded with electronics. It's a polytonal feast for the ears, as the musicians execute circular mini-motifs and cunning paradigm shifts, punchy ostinatos and brawny group-centric interplay. Battaglia occasionally calms the waters via airy, jazz-based phrasings and swirling chord progressions, while offering counterpoint to trumpeter Ramon Moro's searing notes. The classical inferences are subliminal and faint, and the artists occasionally skirt the free zone. On "Quietman Hymn," Battaglia and Moro render a supple and memorably melodic theme atop the rhythm section's gentle pulse and accenting tonalities.

Laurent De Wilde - The Present (2006) {Nocturne}

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Laurent De Wilde - The Present (2006) {Nocturne}

Laurent De Wilde - The Present (2006) {Nocturne}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

After his electronic experiences, De Wilde comes back with his trio and acoustic jazz lovers are delighted. The album contains outstanding guest star appearances such as Laurent Robin (Michel Jonasz, Michel Potal), Darryl Hall (Hank Jones, Elizabeth Kontomanou) among others.A very good album where a variety of styles (groove, blues, reggae, swing, free) find in the performance of this trio a unite and compact sonority. A genuine trio of a modern jazz that is open to the world and curious of everything around.

Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan (1990) {Gazebo}

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Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan (1990) {Gazebo}

Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan (1990) {Gazebo}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Laurent de Wilde (born in Washington, D.C. in 1960) is a French jazz pianist, composer and writer. In 1987, he recorded the first of a series of four albums for Ida Records Off the Boat with Eddie Henderson, Ralph Moore, backed by Ira Coleman on bass and Billy Hart on drums. In 1989, Odd and Blue was released with Coleman and Jack DeJohnette (drums), followed in 1990 by Colors of Manhattan, with Coleman, Henderson and Lewis Nash. De Wilde then returned to Paris to settle but came back to New York in 1992 to record a trio album, Open Changes, with Coleman and Billy Drummond (drums). The success of this record in 1993 earned him the Django Reinhardt Prize, awarded to the best musician of the year. He now shares his time between Paris and his career in New York as a leader or sideman with Barney Wilen, Aldo Romano and André Ceccarelli.

Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now (1988) {Columbia CK 44256}

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Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now (1988) {Columbia CK 44256}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Then And Now (1988) {Columbia CK 44256}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This is one of Grover Washington, Jr.'s occasional strays away from R&B-oriented jazz to play in a more straightahead setting. Switching between soprano, alto and tenor, Grover is accompanied by either Tommy Flanagan or Herbie Hancock on piano during five of the eight selections and he performs such numbers as Ron Carter's "Blues for D.P.," "Stolen Moments" and "Stella by Starlight" with swing and taste. Tenor-saxophonist Igor Butman also helps out on three songs. Worth acquiring.

Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (2012)

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Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (2012)

Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (2012)
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Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative, Post-Bop

Pianist Jacky Terrasson's 2012 album Gouache is an eclectic, playful, and often beautiful album that showcases the pianist's lithe, technically adept jazz skills alongside a handful of guest artists. Terrasson is a gifted composer and improviser in a variety of jazz idioms, from straight-ahead, standards-based jazz to more contemporary and even avant-garde styles. He brings all of this to bear on Gouache. While Terrasson's virtuosic piano chops are the focal point of the release, it is also his choice of excellent sidemen here, including trumpeter Stephane Belmondo and bass clarinetist Michel Portal, that helps make the album such a buoyant and joyful listen.

Mordy Ferber - Mr. X (1995)

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Mordy Ferber - Mr. X (1995)

Mordy Ferber - Mr. X (1995)
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Genre: Post-Bop, Fusion

Even though Half Note Records is building a highly appreciated catalog of jazz CD's recorded at New York's Blue Note jazz club, Half Note—and musician/producer Mordy Ferber—throw the listener an unanticipated curve with the release of Mr. X. Instead of the crackling energy of a live club recording, Mr. X crackles with a different type of energy: an energy of multi-leveled recording engineering feats in support of visionary and unconventional guitar work.

Keith Jarrett - The Carnegie Hall Concert (2006) [2CDs] {ECM 1989/90}

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Keith Jarrett - The Carnegie Hall Concert (2006) [2CDs] {ECM 1989/90}

Keith Jarrett - The Carnegie Hall Concert (2006) [2CDs] {ECM 1989/90}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Since being afflicted in the late '90s with chronic fatigue syndrome, which kept him on the sidelines for several years, Keith Jarrett has had to reinvent himself as a performer. It's no slight on his classic live recitals of the past to suggest that has proven to be a fruitful development. In moving away from his long, inwardly streaming, lyrically sustained works and adopting a more easygoing episodic approach, he has become more accessible (and less windy) without sacrificing intensity or the freedom to draw upon all manner of styles including blues, gospel, and Americana. Recorded in 2005, The Carnegie Hall Concert features a 10-part piece that runs a gamut of moods and emotions. The enjoyable encore portion consists of three new originals, including a standard, "Time on My Hands," and a rare, enthusiastically received Jarrett oldie, "My Song," from the '70s.

Richard Pena - Synergy (2020) {RP}

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Richard Pena - Synergy (2020) {RP}

Richard Pena - Synergy (2020) {RP}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Puerto Rican jazz guitarist Richard Peña has just released his latest album “Synergy”, in which the award winning artist pays homage to his different mentors, friends and loved ones throughout 10 remarkable songs imbued with clever melodic phrasing and dynamic arrangements full of brio and vitality that are meant to move the listeners, giving them an honest and exciting sonic experience.

Keith Jarrett - Silence (1977) {Impulse!}

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Keith Jarrett - Silence (1977) {Impulse!}

Keith Jarrett - Silence (1977) {Impulse!}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The Keith Jarrett American Quartet's last recording session combines most of the contents Byablue and Bop-Be, omitting "Yahllah" and "Konya" from the former and "Pyramids Moving" from the latter. The partial sampling of the sessions indicates that the quartet went out on a high note, still exciting and inventive, the old interplay very much in action, unrepentantly acoustic in an electric era. The quartet was soon to be defunct.

Marc Perrenoud Trio - Morphée (2020) {Neuklang}

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Marc Perrenoud Trio - Morphée (2020) {Neuklang}

Marc Perrenoud Trio - Morphée (2020) {Neuklang}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

After four albums („Logo“, „Two Lost Churches“, „Vestry Lamento“, „Nature Boy“) expressing its solar side through melodic warmth, shimmering sounds and fiery grooves, here comes „Morphée“, the Marc Perrenoud Trio's fifth album. And this time, the sound world is mysterious and elusive like the stuff of dreams. „Geneva was stifling in August 2019, recalls Marc. At night it was cooler, so I started working on themes between 2 and 5am. I slept a little, wrote, slept a little again… In summer, the relationship with time is different, things slow down. Writing at night, between sleep and half consciousness, allowed me to enter a different world, with a greater sense of space and resonance, to develop a free, open, timeless sound.“

Keith Jarrett - Personal Mountains (1989) {ECM 1382}

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Keith Jarrett - Personal Mountains (1989) {ECM 1382}

Keith Jarrett - Personal Mountains (1989) {ECM 1382}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

It is very much out of character for the prolific Keith Jarrett and his producer Manfred Eicher to hold anything back, yet they've done it here, releasing these live tapes of Jarrett's European quartet ten years after they were recorded. Presumably, they did it in order not to distract attention from Nude Ants, which was recorded a week after these concerts, but that never stopped them before from just piling on more discs. In any case, these Tokyo recordings were too good to hide; the quartet had reached an interactive creative high around this time, often burning at the rarified level that Nude Ants reached. Jarrett is both lyrically effusive and able to ignite his European colleagues into giving him more swinging support than on earlier sessions. In particular, the title track has a lot of the exploratory fervor of "New Dance" from Nude Ants, and "Late Night Willie" gets down deep into the Jarrett gospel feeling.

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - Still Live (1988) [2CDs] {ECM 1360/61}

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Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - Still Live (1988) [2CDs] {ECM 1360/61}

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - Still Live (1988) [2CDs] {ECM 1360/61}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Once Keith Jarrett gets into a concept, he likes to keep those tapes rolling. This two-disc live outpouring from a Standards Trio gig at Munich's Philharmonic Hall was the biggest offering from this group up to that time (it wouldn't hold that distinction for long) – and once again, Jarrett treats his brace of pop and jazz standards with unpredictable, often eloquently melodic and structural originality. To cite a pair of highlights: "Autumn Leaves" always seems to bring out an endless flow of invention from Jarrett, and "The Song Is You" gets off to a rollicking start and maintains a nearly relentless energy level for 17 minutes, closing with a Spanish vamp. Again, the rapport with his onetime jazz-rock associate, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and bassist Gary Peacock is total; DeJohnette's mastery of shifting cymbal patterns while maintaining the pulse acts on the trio like a loose tether made of carbon steel.

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}

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Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

In many ways, the last volume in the ECM Rarum series of artist-chosen retrospectives is also one of its finest. Jon Christensen is the label's drummer of drummers. He has played with virtually every major leader on the roster, and his fluid, enigmatic touch has graced ECM's most outstanding recordings. Christensen has the rapacious appetite of an Elvin Jones or Roy Haynes, but combines it with the wondrously light, dancer's touch of a Billy Higgins. The nine tracks here showcase Christensen's uncanny ability to adapt, color, and in some cases even drive the vision of a bandleader toward its flourish.

Jacky Terrasson - Smile (2002) {Blue Note}

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Jacky Terrasson - Smile (2002) {Blue Note}

Jacky Terrasson - Smile (2002) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The stream of imaginative energy flows strong and true on Jacky Terrasson’s new recording, simply entitled Smile. The dazzling jazz pianist performs with panache and exuberance, adding his unique touch to a diverse mixture of contemporary and classic standards. The music remains true to Terrasson’s form, as it is somewhat of a return to the trio format of his early acclaimed recordings. His previous release A Paris paid homage to his childhood experiences in France and with more than a half dozen recordings on Blue Note; he continues to develop and grow into a unique pianist.