Creation (Keith Jarrett album)

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Creation
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Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)
Recorded April, May, June and July 2014
Genre Instrumental
Length 1:12:30
Label ECM
Producer Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett chronology
Hamburg '72
(2014)
Creation
(2015)
A Multitude of Angels
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Daily Telegraph2/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[4]

Creation is a 2015 live album by American pianist and composer Keith Jarrett. Music was selected and sequenced by Keith Jarrett from his improvised solo concerts in Japan, Canada, and Europe in April–July 2014."[5]

Reception[edit]

Cormack Larkin of The Irish Times noted: "Even so, it's four years since his last solo release, the joyously exuberant Rio. This latest is more subdued, a selection of sometimes brooding but occasionally sublime ruminations, culled from live performances around the world in 2014, amounting to an unintended suite many Romantic-era classical composers would have been happy to have written."[6]

John Fordham of The Guardian wrote: "In its pensive melodies and post-Romantic chord voicings, Creation is a very different proposition to the jubilant Rio. It comprises selections from six different 2014 concert performances in four cities, reordered to make a nine-part suite that sounds like a free-flowing single work. Some sections unfold as treble ripples turning to ballad-like songs, while glimpses of gospel chord-changes surface and then evaporate, and rolling, low-register ostinatos gently modulate. It's dark, and sometimes melancholy, but as usual with Jarrett, full of improvised motifs that suggest long-forgotten songs. ECM are simultaneously releasing a set of Jarrett's classical interpretations of music by Samuel Barber and Bartók".[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Creation" (Part I – Live) (8:17)
  2. "Creation" (Part II – Live) (7:40)
  3. "Creation" (Part III – Live) (6:59)
  4. "Creation" (Part IV – Live) (7:33)
  5. "Creation" (Part V – Live) (7:13)
  6. "Creation" (Part VI – Live) (9:25)
  7. "Creation" (Part VII – Live) (8:17)
  8. "Creation" (Part VIII – Live) (8:36)
  9. "Creation" (Part IX – Live) (8:30)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 50
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 93
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 63
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 26
Italian Albums (FIMI)[13] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Keith Jarrett Creation". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ Hewett, Ivan (13 May 2015). "Keith Jarrett, Creation, album review: 'pallid'". The Daily Telegraph. telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ Fordham, John (14 May 2015). "Keith Jarrett: Creation review – dazzling nine-part song suite". The Guardian. theguardian.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  4. ^ Larkin, Cormac (May 20, 2015). "Creation: Keith Jarrett – Album Review". The Irish Times. irishtimes.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Keith Jarrett – Creation". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ Larkin, Cormac (May 20, 2015). "Creation: Keith Jarrett – Album Review". The Irish Times. irishtimes.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  7. ^ Fordham, John (14 May 2015). "Keith Jarrett: Creation review – dazzling nine-part song suite". The Guardian. theguardian.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Keith Jarrett – Creation" (in German). Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Keith Jarrett – Creation" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Keith Jarrett – Creation" (in French). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Keith Jarrett – Creation". Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Keith Jarrett – Creation". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Keith Jarrett – Creation". Hung Medien.