Label: ECM Records - 58.002/3,ECM Records - ECM 1090/91 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Brazil • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Improvisation, Contemporary Jazz
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There was a problem filtering reviews right Staircase Part 2 - Keith Jarrett - Staircase. Please try again later. That set I can only best describe as "waterfalls of sound". This album, Barry Sadler - Back Home contrast, is quite austere, not a lot of ornate piano passages in it.
The melodies also strike me as much more introspective. Also, I would say that it has more classical influence than his earlier solo works. What I like best about it are the hauntingly beautiful melodies.
For example the little one minute Paloma Del Alma Mia - Varsovia Manta - Los Encuentros Staircase 3, in my opinion is of the caliber of the classical jazz standards. In my opinion, this album is equal to the best of Jarrett's other recordings.
I know a lot of people do not think this recording is as good as his solo live improvisations, but to me, they reveal another side to his piano reflections. More of the very talented Jarrett. One person found this helpful. It might have been at the Salvation Army. I keep returning to it for pure piano pleasure. Tuneful, thoughtful, a little song like and then some Cecil Taylor. Each of the four sides is Staircase Part 2 - Keith Jarrett - Staircase three parts which bear little resemblance to one another.
The music is heavenly, churning, delicate, melodic. I agree with the other reviewers: 5 stars. No indulgence here, just pure music.
After I listen to this I put on some Beethoven piano sonato or another and try to grasp which is purer better music. Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. For Jarrett fans this might be a "must have". One surprise from Keith Jarrett. And I just love the artwork of album so much to collect this vinyl. Format: Audio CD. The excellent Cook and Baker, in their "Penguin guide to jazz recordings", give this a three-star rating, and come rather close to dismissing it as "more classical than jazz", or words to that effect.
They do listeners a disservice, it seems to me. The two musicologies occur, somewhat randomly throughout the set, being combined perhaps clashing a bit in the two-part "Hourglass". As other reviewers have pointed out, this is Jarrett's only studio solo venture apart from the excellent "Facing you", his first Seasons Of Our Lives - Alan Parsons & Stephen Court - Sound Check record.
By comparison with that one, yes, it is in fact less jazzy. But it's not a lesser outing, and, along with "Facing you", I would recommend it to those who are new to Jarrett's solo work before they tackle the live recordings, which tend to feature much longer pieces, a bit harder to digest perhaps. The pieces in "Staircase" are fairly short, maximally 14 minutes, if I remember rightly, and rarely wander much from obvious tonality and meter by modern jazz standards, anyway.
In the final edition, Cook and Baker say that in this album Jarrett "seems to range across idioms with no apparent urgency", a bit more accurate than their earlier characterization, but still underselling this excellent set. See all 19 customer reviews. Write a customer review. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
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