2021 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!Yesterdays is a live jazz album by Keith Jarrett's everlasting-trio-formula: Jarrett-Peacock-DeJohnette, recorded from the concert performance on April 30, 2001 at the Metropolitan Festival Hall, Tokyo and from the sound-check recording on April 24, 2001 at the Orchard Hall, Tokyo.
One of the most successful piano trios in the world, Jarrett, Peacock and DeJohnette play the repertoire that most delights their audience - music from the Great American Songbook - performed with a flair seldom equaled in the history of jazz.
The set has a focus on bebop with Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple," 'Shaw 'Nuff" by Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and Horace Silver's "Strollin'." There is also a dazzling dash of ragtime in the shape of "You Took Advantage of Me," and beautiful ballads including Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."
"The standout jazz piano trio of the last 25 years." -New York Times, October 2008
"What is most remarkable about this band is its sense of balance between eloquence, interplay, improvisational communication, and swing. This group is not only a solid link to the tradition Jarrett, Peacock, and DeJohnette all came up with, but it is a solid teaching pointer as to how to employ standards for the music in the future." -Thom Jurek, allmusic.com
This ensemble's body of work is so enormous and so consistently strong that you could throw a dart and hit an R2D4. Yesterdays was beautifully recorded live in Metropolitan Festival Hall in Tokyo in 2001. Jarrett is in the zone. 'Shaw 'Nuff' is insanely fast affirmational bebop. 'Stella by Starlight' is an extravagant double-time revelation. How good was Jarrett? 'Stella by Starlight' was captured during the soundcheck.Features:
180g Audiophile High Quality Pressing
Keith Jarrett, piano
Gary Peacock, double bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
2. You Took Advantage of Me
4. Shaw 'Nuff
5. You've Changed
6. Scrapple From the Apple
7. A Sleepin' Bee
8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
9. Stella By Starlight