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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette: Somewhere (2009) 2013

Somewhere

Track list:

01. Deep Space _ Solar
02. Stars Fell On Alabama
03. Between Devil & The Deep Blue Sea
04. Somewhere _ Everywhere
05. Tonight
06. I Thought About You

Personnel:

Keith Jarrett – piano
Gary Peacock – double bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums

Recorded: live at KKL Luzern Concert Hall, Switzerland; July 11, 2009
Released: 2013
Label: ECM 2200
276 6370

Producer: Keith Jarrett
Recording Engineer: Martin Pearson

Cover photography: Mario Giacomelli
Liner Phtotography: Daniela Yohannes
Design: Sascha Kleis

Executive Producer: Manfred Eicher

*****

“The “Somewhere” in which Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette – the ‘Standards’ trio – find themselves is Lucerne, Switzerland, in the year 2009, with a performance both exploratory and in-the-tradition.

This sparkling concert from one of the great groups of jazz is the trio’s first album since ‘Yesterdays’ was released in 2009, and it comes in the 30th year of the “Standards” project.

The Neue Zürcher Zeitung headlined its review of the show “Kontrollierte Ekstase” – controlled ecstasy – an apt metaphor for a set that begins in improvisational “Deep Space” modulates into Miles Davis’s “Solar”, soars through the standards “Stars Fell On Alabama” and “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” and climaxes with an extended romp through “West Side Story”, as Bernstein’s “Somewhere” and “Tonight” are bridged by the freely associative Jarrett original “Everywhere”.

The closing encore “I Thought About You” makes an arc back to the Miles Davis references at the beginning.

Miles played this on ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’, and it was in the Davis band book for years.

Keith, Gary and Jack recorded it previously when paying tribute to Miles on “Bye Bye Blackbird”.”

*****

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