Keith Jarrett – Bop-Be (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:39:14 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Impulse! Records , The Verve Music Group
Recorded: October 14-16, 1976 at Generation Sound Studios, New York, N.Y. Remixed at The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California. Mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California.
Originally released in 1977, Bop-Be features performances by Keith Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian.
Bop-Be is the final album on the Impulse label by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s ‘American Quartet’. Originally released in 1977 it features performances by Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian. It is the last album recorded by the American Quartet and the final album Jarrett released on a label other than ECM.
To date, Bop-Be has only ever been reissued on compact disc in Japan, packaged in a miniature replica of the original vinyl LP sleeve. However, it was included in the four-disc collection Mysteries: The Impulse Years 1975-1976. This also applies to the Jarrett album Back Hand.
Here is another LP helping from the Keith Jarrett “American” Quartet’s last recording session — one that is almost as consistent in quality as its predecessor. The happy-go-lucky groove of the title track perfectly expresses its name, with Jarrett blithely singing along; both Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden get plenty of solo space on Redman’s “Gotta Get Some Sleep” and Haden’s “Pocket Full of Cherry” (a pun referring to Haden cohort Don Cherry); and Paul Motian remains a marvelously flexible drummer. Moreover, there is another fascinating swatch of Middle Eastern experimentation on “Pyramids Moving.” -Richard S. Ginell
1 Mushi Mushi 06:01
2 Silence 03:13
3 Bop-Be 06:57
4 Pyramids Moving 03:36
5 Gotta Get Some Sleep 10:35
6 Blackberry Winter 03:37
7 Pocket Full Of Cherry 05:15
Keith Jarrett – piano, soprano saxophone, percussion
Dewey Redman – tenor saxophone, musette
Charlie Haden – bass
Paul Motian – drums, percussion