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In the course of its 30-year lifespan the trio of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack De Johnette - the group colloquially known as “the Standards trio”- made many outstanding recordings.
And After The Fall, overflowing with sparkling playing and dynamic interaction, must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance - in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 -marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack De Johnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”.
There are also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple From The Apple”, Bud Powell’s “Bouncin’ With Bud” and Sonny Rollins’s “Doxy”.
Personnel: Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (double bass), Jack De Johnette (drums)