Magazine article IAJRC Journal

No End

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

No End

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Keith Jarrett

No End

ECM 2361/62

Keith Jarrett (p, g, el-b, d, tb, p, recorder). Cavelight Studio, New Jersey, 1986

I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII/VIII/IX/X/XI/XII/XIII/XIV/XV/XVI/XVII/XVIII/XIX/ XX. TT 94:23

No End may be a new release, but it's not a new recording. Recorded at his home studio in 1986, Keith Jarrett plays all of the instruments. This includes not only the piano, but also electric guitar, drums, tablas, Fender bass, percussion and recorder. The recordings were made on two cassette recorders, overdubbing from one recorder to the other while listening on headphones. There is the inevitable tape hiss, although it's not a distraction.

The two CD set contains twenty songs, all named after roman numerals, ranging in length from three to seven minutes each. Jarrett states, "There was really, to my knowledge, no forethought or composition (in the typical sense) going on; just a feeling or a rhythmic idea or a bass line concept or melody. …

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