Jarrett - Dennis Russell Davies - Ritual - 1982, 2014 (FLAC, 24BIT – 96KHZ)

Jarrett – Dennis Russell Davies – Ritual – 1982, 2014 (FLAC, 24BIT – 96KHZ)

Composer: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Dennis Russell Davies – piano
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: ECM Records
Size: 528.2 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Dennis Russell Davies – Keith Jarrett – Ritual

01. Ritual (Part I) (18:45)
02. Ritual (Part II) (13:27)

AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek

This is a doubly curious two-piece suite that was originally released in 1977. First off, it’s the work of a jazz artist being played by a classical pianist and conductor. Secondly, it harks back to a much earlier period in Keith Jarrett’s career – one that few modern fans actually remember — as a composer. What is not clear is if this work was one of Jarrett’s improvised pieces from the era that gave us the Köln Concert, Bremen and Lausanne, etc., and later notated, or if it was originally composed. Though Jarrett’s melodic signatures are firmly in place throughout, Davies has little real feel for the forms that inspired the composer: namely, gospel, folk, standards, etc. That said, he does a serviceable – if more formally disciplined – job, interpreting the work and keeping the balance of drama, lyricism, dynamic, and a bit of the composer’s lithe impressionistic harmonic touch pretty much intact.




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