Favorite Keith Jarrett Trio Album?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Jake, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
    What is your favorite Keith Jarrett Trio (w/ Gary Peacock & Jack Dejohnette) Album??? I gravitate towards the older ones like my favorite, Standards in Norway.

    I just bought Standards Live from the 80's a couple hours ago from iTunes, but haven't given it a good listen yet.
  2. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    never heard of him~
  3. billy ayers

    billy ayers

    Feb 1, 2009
    the first "Standards" is fantastic. i heard peacock give a lecture in which he discussed those sessions. great insights.
  4. waleross


    Nov 27, 2009
    South Florida
    The album that he was on with Charles lloyd from 1968, had a major influence on me.......It might have been a live album but I'm sure Keith J. was on it....:cool:
  5. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Pretty sure it's mutual.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I prefer the albums with Jan Garbarek...:p
  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Standards Live. That version of Stella is gorgeous, especially the introduction.
  8. Paul Warburton

    Paul Warburton In Memoriam

    Aug 17, 2003
    Denver, Co.
    Yes, plus the mouth is at the minimum.

    You guys know of Flip?
  9. Peder Waern

    Peder Waern

    Feb 17, 2009
    Don't miss the early Keith Jarrett trio stuff with Paul Motian and Charlie Haden either. There's also a record in Gary Peacocks name (forgot the name) with Jack and Keith. Worth checking out. Other than that I think the first two Standards records and Standards Live is pretty nice!
  10. MLysh


    Oct 11, 2007
    Hey Paul,

    Isn't that Ron McClure with Charles LLoyd?

    Also, I know about Flip from playing with Baltimore guitarist Walt Namuth. We use to play a bunch of his tunes. Very nice. I believe Walt knew Flip from time spent in San Diego, but I might be wrong about that.

    p.s. After my original post, It came to me that that might be Peter Warren in the video clip. I always get those guys mixed up...
  11. Paul Warburton

    Paul Warburton In Memoriam

    Aug 17, 2003
    Denver, Co.
    Man, thanks! Yeah, Ron.....whew, you saved me a sleepless night, because it got real old out, again. Ron had a huge, rich sound and just always played great stuff.
    Yeah, I brought Flip up for a year in Aspen in the mid 60's. I took Flip and Vince Guaraldi up skiing. They both went right off the lift together into a snow bank even after I gave them a lecture about keeping their ski tips up. They both came outta the snow bank with ice-cycles hanging from their mustaches.
    Great person, player, singer, and composer though he couldn't read one note of music. Sinatra recorded one of his tunes.
    Marcus, this was a bit before Buono's Aspen days I think.
    Are we OT? :meh:

    EDIT: Yeah ML, all white bass players looked alike during those days.....tall, mustachio, beads.....etc. People used to think I was Monty Budwig and vicey versy.
  12. Chris Symer

    Chris Symer

    Dec 13, 2009
    I think Peacocks' sound was best on the early ones, although there is great playing to be heard on all of them. Standards Live has one of my favorite solos by Jarrett on Too Young to Go Steady.
  13. doberman


    Sep 16, 2009
    I love the Keith Jarrett At The Blue Note 6 Disc Set, even though it is a chunk of cash. I'm partial to Disc 4...but my favorite Keith Trio Album of all time is Life Between the Exit Signs with Charlie and Paul
  14. I love the Blue Note Box set. Straight No Chaser and Autumn Leaves!!! Tokyo '96 is really good too.
  15. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Oh yeah. I played with him a couple of times. One time was really funny; I was on a cruise ship band, where the basic job is to provide nice, safe, comfy Bb music for the mostly elderly patrons. One guy used to have a joke in his stand-up bit.... "It's strange playing on these ships, where the average age is 'deceased'."

    So, in port in Honolulu, Flip showed up and we asked him to play one. He sat down and started some really mundane tune, I can't even remember what it was, but he was really behaving himself, playing in true shipboard schmaltz style. I was right next to him, and I could see that he had that look, and I thought "uh-oh". So he very subtly started to deconstruct the tune over about thirty choruses, gradually winding up playing one of the most abstract salsa montunos I've ever heard, just really out, and fantastic. The crowd didn't know whether to clap or grab the portable defibrillator. I remember the cruise director making little nervous circles around the band stand, looking at me (I was bandleader) to cut Flip off. Not a chance.... I just shrugged and said "That's Flip". :cool:
  16. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Oh yeah, Keith trios, sorry..... :D

    There's a live double CD recorded in Japan that I sometimes like to listen to, I think it's called "Always Let Me Go". No "tunes", just improvised from beginning to end. It's a bit unfocused in spots, but there are also sections of really beautiful interplay as well. Pretty intense at times, and unlike any of their other albums.
  17. I like Yesterdays a lot...the trio is really swinging.
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    ... at the moment it's "at the deer heads inn".
    It changes on a weekly basis tho.
    Changeless is nice, so are many others.
    I do generally prefer Charlie Haden to G. Peacock, so I'd check out earlier albums as well as more recent ones.
    I really like The melody at night with you, a solo album.
  19. Jake


    Dec 11, 1999
    I just bought Standards Vol. 1 and Standards Live.
  20. Shovelbone

    Shovelbone Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yonderville Georgia
    Check out the DVD Live at Open Theater East. I think its 2001 or 2002. I just scored it from Amazon and those guys just kill! I highly reccomend it!