In the light

Jarrett, Keith

In the light

Jarrett, Keith

2-LP
ECM 1033/34 ST
1973
1974
1000523978
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Att vi katalogiserat detta dubbelalbum som jazz är bara ett uttryck för bekvämlighet. Det kunde lika gärna stå i den klassiska hyllan. I sin albumtext ber Keith Jarrett oss glömma vad vi hört tidigare av hans musik och lyssna med total öppenhet. Han vill också att vi inte skall lyssna på hela albumet i ett svep, utan en sida i taget och låta den sjunka in innan vi går vidare.

Jarrett har skrivit all musik under en sexårsperiod och han medverkar som musiker (piano, gong, slagverk) på några av verken och som dirigent på två spår. Andra medverkande musiker: Willi Freivogel fl och Ralph Towner g. Dessutom en stråksektion från Südfunk Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart, The American Brass Quintet och The Fritz Sonnleitner String Quartet. Utvikningskonvolut.

"Even before his solo concerts became popular successes, Keith Jarrett was clearly getting a free hand from ECM founder Manfred Eicher, as this ambitious double album of classical compositions proves. In this compendium of eight works for all kinds of ensembles, the then-28-year old Jarrett adamantly refuses to be classified, flitting back and forth through the centuries from the baroque to contemporary dissonance, from exuberant counterpoint for brass quintet to homophonic writing for a string section. Though the content is uneven in quality, Jarrett is clearly sincere and skilled enough to exploit his European roots with only a handful of syncopated references to his jazz work. The strongest, most moving individual pieces are the strange, gong-haunted "In the Cave, In the Light" (the probable source of the title of Jarrett's publishing company, Cavelight); "Metamorphosis," with its rich, flowing string lines, prominent solo flute, and free journeys in and out of tonality; and the Bartok-streaked String Quartet. Jarrett himself plays formal solo piano in the eclectic "Fughata" and "A Pagan Hymn," and even conducts the Stuttgart Radio Symphony strings. All of it is richly recorded in the ECM way, making four strings sound like twelve." (Richard S Ginell, allmusic.som)

Speltid 90:49.

  1. Metamorphosis

 

  1. Fughata for harpsichord
  2. Brass quintet

 

  1. A pagan hymn
  2. String Quartet

 

  1. Short pieces for guitar and strings
  2. Crystal moment
  3. In the cave, in the light
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