Keith Jarrett – Byablue (1977/2015) [HDTracks 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Byablue (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 00:42:13 minutes | 1,72 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Impulse! Records , The Verve Music Group
Recorded: Generation Sound Studios, NYC, October, 1976

Released in 1977, Byablue features performances by Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian.

Amidst rumored tension within the band, Keith Jarrett’s “American” Quartet met for one last marathon recording date before disbanding, and Impulse made the most of it by spreading the music out over two separate releases. From the evidence of this, the first and slightly superior LP, the band certainly doesn’t sound as if it was ready to break up; the interplay has become telepathic, the musical ideas are still fresh and there is a willingness to experiment. “Rainbow,” credited to Margot Jarrett, is top-flight lyrical Keith, while “Trieste” evokes the mood and some of the language of spiritual Coltrane. There is adventure, too; with Dewey Redman and Jarrett wailing on tenor and soprano respectively, “Konya” sounds almost like a muezzin call to prayer, and “Yahllah” is a rare, brave, moving merger of jazz and the Middle East. Highly recommended on LP, since the Middle Eastern tracks were deleted from the CD reissue. -Richard S. Ginell

1 Byablue 07:20
2 Konya 03:21
3 Rainbow 08:34
4 Trieste 09:38
5 Fantasm 01:13
6 Yahllah 08:29
7 Byablue (Alt. Version) 03:38

Keith Jarrett – piano, soprano saxophone, percussion
Dewey Redman – tenor saxophone, musette
Charlie Haden – bass
Paul Motian – drums, percussion



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