Changes (Jarrett album)

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Changes
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Studio album by Keith Jarrett trio
Released 1984
Recorded 11/12 January 1983
Power Station, New York City, U.S.
Genre Jazz
Length 37:25
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett trio chronology
Standards Volume 2
(1983)
Changes
(1984)
Spirits
(1985)

Changes is a jazz album released by Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock in 1984. This group subsequently became known as the "Standards Trio". The album features improvised compositions recorded at the same sessions as the two volumes released as Standards. In 2008 the three albums were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.[1]

Background[edit]

The trio of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette originally worked together on a 1977 album headline by Peacock, Tales of Another, coming back together in 1983 when producer Manfred Eicher proposed a trio album to Jarrett.[2] The three joined in a studio in Manhattan, New York for a 1½ day session during which they recorded enough material for three albums, the two Standards volumes and Changes without rehearsing or pre-planning the playlist.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Unlike the other two Keith Jarrett trio recordings from January 1983, this collaboration with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette does not feature standards. The trio performs the 30-minute "Flying" and a 6-minute "Prism," both of them Jarrett originals. "Flying," which has several sections, keeps one's interest throughout while the more concise "Prism" has a beautiful melody. It is a nice change to hear Jarrett (who normally plays unaccompanied) interacting with a trio of superb players.".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Keith Jarrett.

No. Title Length
1. "Flying Part 1" 16:06
2. "Flying Part 2" 13:38
3. "Prism" 6:31

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelman, John. (2008-01-16) Setting Standards: New York Sessions All About Jazz. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  2. ^ Gans, Charles J. (2008-01-24). "Keith Jarrett Trio Celebrates 25 Years". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 18, 2011
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.