|Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette|
Keith Jarrett’s standards trio played to a packed Royal Festival Hall last night (27 July) Ma
Again, we find ourselves experiencing a concert far from the norm (for us) but with an affection for the ECM label back in the Seventies I just felt inclined to try, a live high profile live jazz recital at last.
A very respectful audience saw the trio arrive on stage at 7.40 pm take a
At the end of the gig I did won
The sound balance levels and tone were pitch perfect throughout, rather like an ECM vinyl recording. Jarrett’s playing was actually quite stunning, fingers flowing across the piano or, bent low over the instrument picking out the most
It became clear that I need to add a ’new great drummer’ to the list of Neil Peart and Billy Cobham. Jack DeJohnette is unwaveringly talented I have never seen a drummer play a full kit in such a quiet, and restrained manner. Every part of the instrument in used even the si
During the encore period the audience were on their feet even a few people brave or foolish enough to resort to flash photography (there were no press photographers there) … Jack DeJohnette then mentioning that “we should use our ears and forget about the snapping”. In
Keith Jarrett is apparently known for his temper on stage, hence the pretty much silence from everyone I guess but, (from a non Jazz concert expert point of view), that seemed to send an electric tension around the hall, only slightly relived during the encores. The musician themselves however, seem to feed off of that.
Our eclectic month of gigs containing Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Irma Thomas and Keith Jarrett have proved refreshing and touched on the wi
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