Keith Jarrett, The Survivors’ Suite (1977)
Some days I feel like if all that was left in the world, music-wise, was albums by Keith Jarrett then that would be just fine. Hit and miss, a little bit, sure, but the hit-stuff is just so fucking ON. So good. Here’s an example. Killer quartet – his regular collaborators for a while Charlie Haden and Paul Motian and sax-guy Dewey Redman – what a line-up. And this is heart-and-soul stuff; two sides of music – two huge flowing sides. I also love how you get hooked on album and then it turns up in the store, on vinyl; had it always been there? And you just weren’t looking for it before? Probably. It’s like when you learn a word and then hear it everywhere. We don’t know what we don’t know. Well I know this. This album is glorious. And now I have it.
Sample Track: The Survivor’s Suite: Conclusion
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