Standards Live

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Standards Live
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Live album by Keith Jarrett trio
Released 1987
Recorded July 2, 1985, Paris
Genre Jazz
Length 54:19
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett trio chronology
Standards Live
Still Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[2]

Standards Live is a live jazz album released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1987. Originally released by ECM, it has been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The album presents a performance of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on double bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums, recorded on July 2, 1985 in Paris, at the Palais des Congrès Studios de la Grande Armée, the second of a two-night engagement at that venue.[3]


Jazz commentator Scott Yanow states that "[t]he interplay between the players was constantly impressive."[4] The Rough Guide to Jazz describes the concert as "exceptional", singling out the performance of "Too Young to Go Steady" as "one of the most perfect and exultant trio performances in the whole of jazz."[5] In his biography of Jarrett, Ian Carr describes the album as "superlative: the incredible dynamism, the sheer creativity of the three men, the feeling of ecstasy that pervades the whole concert and the interplay and inter-dependence of the trio."[6] Carr singles out "Stella by Starlight" as here "exquisite and gripping".[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 11:15
  2. "The Wrong Blues" (William Engvick, Alec Wilder) – 8:03
  3. "Falling in Love with Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 8:44
  4. "Too Young to Go Steady" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 10:10
  5. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 9:31
  6. "The Old Country" (Nat Adderley, Curtis Lewis) – 6:36



  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G. (2011). "Standards Live - Keith Jarrett Trio | AllMusic". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 769. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  3. ^ Carr, Keith Jarrett, 166
  4. ^ label at AllMusic
  5. ^ Carr, Ian; Brian Fairweather; Charles Alexander Priestley (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. p. 403. ISBN 1-84353-256-5. 
  6. ^ Carr, Keith Jarrett, 166-167
  7. ^ Carr, Keith Jarrett, 167


Carr, Ian (1992). Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80478-6.