Herbie Hancock: The Piano (2004) No ratings yet. The Piano: Herbie Hancock: Music

  • Audio CD (September 21, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: September 7, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0002MHEQY

Like with Directstep a year ago, this album was recorded in Japan. Also, it was one of Hancock’s most successful albums in Japan, perhaps because it was entirely solo piano. Hancock tackles Jazz standards such as My Funny Valentine, On Green Dolphin Street and Someday My Prince Will Come while also composing/performing four original songs.

This album was initially released in Japan, but made a release to the United States, 25 years after its initial release. In 2004, the album was released in the USA with bonus tracks.


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Bill Evans Trio: How My Heart Sings! (1962) No ratings yet.

Bill Evans – How My Heart Sings! (Riverside RLP 473)

Bill Evans (p) Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (d) – NYC, May 17, 1962

  1. How My Heart Sings
  2. Summertime
  3. Walking Up – NYC, May 29, 1962
  4. 34 Skidoo
  5. Show-Type Tune
  6. I Should Care – NYC, June 5, 1962
  7. In Your Own Sweet Way (take 1)
  8. Ev’rything I Love

** also issued on Fantasy OJC 369, OJCCD 369-2.
Bill Evans Catalog

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Keith Jarrett Trio: Somewhere Before (1968) No ratings yet.

  • Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
  • Label: Rhino (Warner)
  • ASIN: B000002I7T
  • Audio CD (2. Juni 1989)

Keith Jarrett: piano
Charlie Haden: bass
Paul Motian: drums

  1. My Back Pages (Bob Dylan) (5:32)
  2. Pretty Ballad   (Keith Jarrett (3:30)
  3. Moving Soon  (Keith Jarrett) (4:24)
  4. Somewhere Before (Keith Jarrett) (6:52)
  5. New Rag (Keith Jarrett) (5:45)
  6. A Moment for Tears (Keith Jarrett) (3:07)
  7. Dedicated to You (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Hy Zaret) (4:59)
  8. Old Rag (Keith Jarrett) (2:34)
  9. Pout’s Over (And the Day’s Not Through) (Keith Jarrett) (4:35)

Jarrett on the brink
This 1968 trio recording from Keith Jarrett isn’t as essential as some of his later recordings, but it has enough great material to warrent purchase. On bass is Charlie Haden and on drums is Paul Motian.

Probably almost unique in Jarretts career he starts the album with a version of a contemporary pop/rock song – Bob Dylans „My Back Pages“. The album was recorded live in Shelly Manne’s club and perhaps the first thing you will notice is that the Piano isn’t brilliant. By track 3 „Moving Soon“ you might start to think that your purchase was a mistake! In 1968 ‚free‘ playing was almost at its height and clearly Keith decided he should give it a go on this track, so there are elements of Cecil Taylor and a general freedom at the Piano. If you’re into that sort of thing you’re no doubt love it – I tend to skip to the next track! As it happens the next track is the title track, which in complete contrast is a lovely Jarrett original that on his second solo hints at stride and even Erroll Garners style of Piano playing.

The rest of the album keeps up this eclectic mix of of old and new. In fact track five is „New Rag“ and the last track is „Old Rag“. The last track is played at a blisteringly fast tempo and again hints at much older styles of playing – great stuff.
There are many more important Jarrett albums to buy than this one. However there aren’t many where you will hear Jarrett play in such a variety of styles as this. Recommended. – S J Buck (Kent, UK) (

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Keith Jarrett: Sun Bear Concerts (1978) No ratings yet.

  • Audio CD (18. September 1990)
  • Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 6
  • Format: Box-Set
  • Label: Ecm Record (Universal)

CD 1

[1.]Kyoto, November 5, 1976 (Part 1)43:54
[2.]Kyoto, November 5, 1976 (Part 2)34:05

CD 2

[1.]Osaka, November 8, 1976 (Part 1)38:57
[2.]Osaka, November 8, 1976 (Part 2)31:09

CD 3

[1.]Nagoya, November 12, 1976 (Part 1)35:36
[2.]Nagoya, November 12, 1976 (Part 2)39:55

CD 4

[1.]Tokyo, November 14, 1976 (Part 1)40:22
[2.]Tokyo, November 14, 1976 (Part 2)35:21

CD 5

[1.]Sapporo, November 18, 1976 (Part 1)41:05
[2.]Sapporo, November 18, 1976 (Part 2)33:55

CD 6

[1.]Encore From Sapporo10:56
[2.]Encore From Tokyo8:23
[3.]Encore From Nagoya4:02

Jarrett-Fans können aufatmen. Endlich liegen jene fünf Konzerte vom November 1976 auf CD vor, mit denen Keith Jarrett seinen Ruf als meditativer Weltklasse-Pianist  untermauerte. Sie dokumentieren selbstverlorene Momente und harsches Aufwachen, selige Höhenflüge und erdige Rhythmen, weite Spannungsbögen und einen nahezu unerschöpflichen Schatz an Themen sowie Routine-Wendungen. Keith Jarretts Improvisationen sind für den Augenblick gemünzt, aber auch auf sechs CDs fasziniert seine Spontanität.
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Keith Jarrett: My Foolish Heart – Live at Montreux (July 2001) No ratings yet.

Keith Jarrett – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1983, Jarrett asked bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette, with whom he had worked on Peacock’s 1977 album Tales of Another, to record an album of jazz standards, simply entitled Standards, Volume 1. Standards, Volume 2 and Changes, both recorded at the same session, followed soon after.

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Keith Jarrett: Paris Concert (1990) No ratings yet.

Paris Concert – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Paris Concert is a live solo piano album by seminal American pianist Keith Jarrett, and released by ECM Records. It was recorded on October 17, 1988 at the Salle Pleyel, in Paris, France in front of a live audience.

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