The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - COR­MAC LARKIN


Some­where ECM Pi­anist Keith Jar­rett’s “stan­dards trio” cel­e­brate three decades as the undis­puted heavy­weights of in­ter­na­tional jazz with their first re­lease in four years. Ru­mour has it that ECM records ev­ery one of the trio’s now care­fully ra­tioned live per­for­mances (they play just a hand­ful of con­certs ev­ery year), but only rarely does Jar­rett con­sent to make the record­ings pub­lic. So ev­ery new re­lease is a cause for cel­e­bra­tion, and the only com­pe­ti­tion Jar­rett and his fel­low ge­niuses are up against is their own al­ready vo­lu­mi­nous back cat­a­logue. Here they clear the bar with room to spare, with a set that in­cludes So­lar, Stars Fell on Alabama and a rav­ish­ing ver­sion of Leonard Bern­stein’s Some­where, recorded in the pris­tine acous­tics of Luzern’s KKL. ecm­records.com

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