Keith Jarrett: All The Things You Are


All The Things You Are


Keith Jarrett (piano)


Tribute (ECM 1420/21)

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Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums).

Composed by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein III


Recorded: Cologne, October 15, 1989


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

It's difficult, after the magnificent 2½-minute piano solo intro, not to be conscious of the fact that "All the Things…" is built on the same type of harmonic cadenzas as many compositions of the Baroque period. Still, the audience is so mesmerized by Jarrett's contrapuntal virtuosity and fantastic phrasing that it only seems to recognize the tune when Peacock and DeJohnette join in, and then breaks into raving applause. That's the "Jarrett magic" at it's best and, though some may call it too conscious, it works so well on this track that one would have to be really picky to bargain one's pleasure. All the more since the trio part that follows shows great interaction and empathy, DeJohnette's drumming being particularly dynamic and inventive. This is obviously one of the highlights of a standard trio that hadn't yet become "standardized."

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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