Keith Jarrett – Eyes Of The Heart (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:51:02 minutes | 1,82 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: May 1976, Theater am Kornmarkt, Bregenz, Austria. Engineered by Martin Wieland at at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Eyes of The Heart is a jazz album by American pianist Keith Jarrett released in 1979 by the ECM record label. The personnel on the album is the “American Quartet”, made up of Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian. It was recorded at the Theater am Kornmarkt, Bregenz in Austria in May 1976. The studio album The Survivors’ Suite had been recorded one month earlier.
With Eyes Of The Heart, musician’s musician Keith Jarrett landed one of his last American Quartet flights. This live performance, recorded just one month after The Survivors’ Suite, is a journey of different stripes. Jarrett whoops with delight as he opens Part One amid a congregation of drums. The kalimba-like bass of Charlie Haden hops from one foot to another as Jarrett looses a soprano sax into the prevailing winds. Only later does the expected piano shine through his fingertips. Writ somehow large with modest articulations, his right hand brings gradual insistence until the melody and the moment become one, each frame sped into a moving image. Part Two begins with more lovely pianism, this time with grittier chording and the added sheen of Paul Motian’s kit work. An insistent vamp unravels Dewey Redman’s dazzling tenor, and cushions the applause that follow. The tripartite encore is an uplifting, jaunty exposition. Some fantastic drumming and elegant exchanges between soprano and tenor dim themselves silent before the altar of Jarrett’s concluding piano solo.
Just when I think I’ve encountered the extent of Jarrett’s immeasurable talents, he surprises me with an album like this. It’s always a pleasure to hear his peripheral instrumental work, for his talents at the keyboard transfer effortlessly to reed by way of our grateful hearts. Perhaps the title is more than just a metaphor. -ecmreviews.com
1 Eyes Of The Heart (Part One) 17:11
2 Eyes Of The Heart (Part Two) 15:43
3 Encore (a-b-c) 18:03
Keith Jarrett – piano, soprano saxophone, osi drum, tambourine
Dewey Redman – tenor saxophone, tambourine, maracas
Charlie Haden – bass
Paul Motian – drums, percussion