Keith Jarrett

Sleeper (ECM 2290/91)

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1979

Sleeper

Keith Jarrett

ECM

602537055708

ECM 131999

ECM 2290/91

JAZZ

2

CD 20,62 €

2-CD SET

An astonishing double-album documentation of a great band at the peak of its powers, Sleeper features a complete and previously unreleased concert recording of Jarrett’s ‘European Quartet’, otherwise known as ‘Belonging’, at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza in April 1979. The pieces played, all composed by Jarrett, are “Personal Mountains”, “Innocence”, “So Tender”, “Oasis”, “Chant of the Soil”, “Prism” and “New Dance”. Exceptional improvisational exchanges, dynamic episodes of surging energy, and lyrical passages of wild beauty abound. The interplay between Jarrett and Garbarek is uncanny and the Danielsson/Christensen rhythm team swings wildly and delightfully.After more than three decades in the ECM archive, this “Sleeper”, newly mixed in Oslo, now awakes in all its glory.

PERSONNEL:

  • KEITH JARRETT, piano
  • JAN GARBAREK, tenos & soprano sax, flute
  • PALLE DANIELSSON, bass
  • JON CHRISTENSEN, drums

Recorded live in Tokyo, April 16, 1979

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE:
  • 01. Personal Mountains
  • 02. Innocense
  • 03. So Tender
  • CD TWO:
  • 01. Oasis
  • 02. Chant of the Soil
  • 03. Prism
  • 04. New Dance