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Keith Jarrett – Sun Bear Concerts (1978/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Sun Bear Concerts (1978/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 06:41:54 minutes | 7,8 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ECM

Sun Bear Concerts is a multi-concert album compilation of solo piano performances by Keith Jarrett that took place during his November 1976 tour in Japan. It was originally released as a ten-LP set and then as a six-CD box set containing 5 concerts plus encores, totalling 6:37:46 of music (applause included).

The structures of the documented concerts follow a similar pattern: two very long non-stop improvisations (from 31 to 43 minutes approx) plus a possible encore. Accordingly, it was not until the 1989 CD release (ECM 1100, 843 028-2) that the full performances could be heard as a whole.

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Keith Jarrett – Standards Live (1986/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Standards Live (1986/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:22 minutes | 1,09 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ECM

Standards Live is an album recorded by Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio live in concert in Paris, in July 1985. It was published by ECM Records in 1986 and it became the first in a long series of live albums to be released by Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette as a unit.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 2 (1983/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 2 (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:14 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:40 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Changes (1984/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Changes (1984/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:37:33 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: January 1983 at Power Station, New York City

Changes is a jazz album released by Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock in 1984. This group subsequently became known as the “Standards Trio”. The album features improvised compositions recorded at the same sessions as the two volumes released as Standards. In 2008 the three albums were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

The trio originally worked together on a 1977 album headline by Peacock, Tales of Another, coming back together in 1983 when producer Manfred Eicher proposed a trio album to Jarrett. The three joined in a studio in Manhattan, New York for a 1½ day session during which they recorded enough material for three albums, the two Standards volumes and Changes without rehearsing or pre-planning the playlist.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette – Somewhere (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Keith Jarrett Trio – Somewhere (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 65:32 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital booklet | © ECM

Now in its 30th year, the Keith Jarrett Trio is widely considered, as the NY Times recently remarked, to have set the gold standard for jazz groups, and this sparkling concert recording from 2009 is issued to mark a milestone anniversary. The Somewhere in which the Standards trio find themselves is Lucerne, Switzerland with a performance both exploratory and in-the-tradition. The Neue Zurcher Zeitung headlined its review of the show Kontrollierte Ekstase controlled ecstasy an apt metaphor for a set that begins in improvisational Deep Space modulates into Miles Davis Solar, soars through the standards Stars Fell On Alabama and Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea and climaxes with an extended romp through West Side Story, as Bernsteins Somewhere and Tonight are bridged by the freely associative Jarrett original Everywhere.

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Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 55:25 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © ECM Records
Recorded live June 14, 1972 in Hamburg.

The Keith Jarrett Trio, playing live at NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg in July 1972. The trio with Haden and Motian was Jarrett’s first great band, his choice of players a masterstroke. Charlie and Paul hadn’t worked together until Jarrett brought them into each other’s orbit in 1966. With the bassist who had learned his craft in Ornette Coleman’s band, and the drummer from Bill Evans’s ground-breaking trio, Jarrett was able to explore the broadest scope of modern jazz, from poetic balladry to hard-swinging time-playing to ferocious and fiery free music. The improvisation heard in the Hamburg concert includes episodes with Keith on soprano sax and flute as well as piano, while Motian expands the role of percussion in the music, developing the supple, elastic, supremely unpredictable vocabulary that would subsequently become such a crucial part of both Jarrett’s groups and Paul’s own.

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Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Last Dance (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Last Dance (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 1:16:07 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | © ECM

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase jazz classics like Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” and Bud Powell’s spritely “Dance Of The Infidels”. Love songs, however, are to the fore in this selection, with tender versions of “My Old Flame”, “My Ship”, “It Might As Well Be Spring”, “Everything Happens To Me”, and “Every Time We Say Goodbye” as well as alternate takes of “Where Can I Go Without You” and “Goodbye”, every bit as touching as the Jasmine renditions. “When we play together it’s like two people singing”, said Jarrett of his reunion with Haden. The intentions of the song are honored, the shades of meaning in a melody or a lyric explored instrumentally. As Charlie Haden put it, “Keith really listens, and I listen. That’s the secret. It’s about listening”.

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Keith Jarrett – Budapest Concert (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Budapest Concert (Live) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:27:33 minutes | 808 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ECM

The second complete show to be issued from Keith Jarrett’s 2016 European tour – following on from the widely-acclaimed concert released as Munich 2016 – this double album documents the pianist’s solo performance at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest. Jarrett, whose family roots reach back to Hungary, viewed the Budapest concert as akin to a homecoming, and the context inspired much creative improvisation. Where Jarrett’s early solo concerts shaped a large arc of music over the course of an evening, the later concerts have generated suite-like structures, comprised of independent “movements”, each of them a marvel of spontaneous resourcefulness. Creative energy is applied also to familiar songs given as encores, “It’s A Lonesome Old Town” and “Answer Me”, transformed in the Budapest concert.

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Keith Jarrett – Munich 2016 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Munich 2016 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:26:21 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ECM

A solo concert from Keith Jarrett – recorded at Munich’s Philharmonie on July 16, 2016, on the last night of a European tour – finds the great improvising pianist at a peak of invention. Creating a spontaneous suite of forms in the moment with the assurance of a master builder – interspersing touches of the blues and folksong lyricism between pieces of polyrhythmic and harmonic complexity – he delivers one of his very finest performances. An attentive and appreciative audience hangs on every note, every nuance, and is rewarded with some tender encores including a magical version of “It’s A Lonesome Old Town”.

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