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Standards II
Standards II
Actors: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 31min

Dynamic music legends and frequent collaborators Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette combine their talents for this rich, melodic performance recorded live in Tokyo at the Hitomi Memorial Hall. A number of belo...  more »


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Actors: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jarrett, Keith, Jazz
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/24/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1986
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1986
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A revealing look at the work of a master jazz improvisor.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video presents a live concert in Japan from 1986 featuring Keith Jarrett on piano, with Gary Peacock (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). This is a great, intimate look at one of the best trios in modern jazz. It showcases Keith's brilliant, sometimes volcanic improvisations, and both the sound and video quality are excellent. You can see in this concert how inside the music Keith is, as his body literally rises and falls, following the arc of tension and release that good jazz exemplifies. This is NOT light, cocktail piano jazz; this is what jazz should be: honest, impassioned, personal, and fiery. A feast for both the ears and eyes of jazz fans."
Pure soul. | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 02/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As Keith Jarrett's biggest fan, I was delighted to find that his video opens up a whole new dimension on the man. Any Keith Jarrett fan knows how pure and ethereal his music is, but to watch him play is another world entirely. The man oozes soul, and watching him play his piano in an almost sexual manner will give any serious fan a pleasing and enjoyable new angle to his music. VERY RECOMMENDED."
A Different Experience Than Their Albums
FePe | Denmark | 01/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this DVD because I would like to see how the trio played, and also because of the music itself. The experience you get when seeing them play rather than just hearing an album with them is all the details. Keith Jarrett's dance-like movements for example. The concert is visually not so exciting, especially compared to other music DVD realeases such as Coldplay, U2 and so on. But musically it's as good as it can possibly be.The concerts starts off with a quiet You Don't Know What Love Is, then continuing with a faster With A Song In My Heart. Then a surprise, for me at least: When You Wish Upon A Star. But that song is beutifully played, with just the right amount of the melody itself and improvisation. When I Fall In Love is also on the DVD, which is a favorite by the trio, and it's played really well here. There's also an extra song which you have to unlock every time by taking a small quiz. If you know just a little about Keith Jarrett, that shouldn't be a problem.If you want to buy this DVD, then make sure you buy it for the right reason. Actually, I think that the "bare" albums speak more to me than this release, because you focus naturally on the three - on Keith Jarrett particularly - when watching, so if you want to hear the best music buy the albums instead. If you have never seen his style when playing, however, it is a delightful experience."
"Standards II" a Masterpiece
Richard C. Cox | 09/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As I listened to each tune the thought kept coming to mind that this is the best I've ever heard this song being played. I want to thank Jarrett, Peacock and DeJohnette for making my life so much richer."