In the course of its 30-year lifespan the trio of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacockand Jack DeJohnette - the group colloquially known as “the Standards trio”- made many outstanding recordings.
And After The Fall, overflowing withsparkling playing and dynamic interaction, must rank withthe very best of them.“I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett inhis liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly greatconcert.” This performance - in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 -marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined byimprovising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soarsthrough classics of the Great American Songbook including “The MasqueradeIs Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”.
Thereare also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including CharlieParker’s “Scrapple From The Apple”, Bud Powell’s “Bouncin’ With Bud” andSonny Rollins’s “Doxy”.
Personnel: Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (double bass), Jack DeJohnette(drums)
The Masquerade Is Over / Scrapple From The Apple / Old Folks /Autumn Leaves / Disc 2: Bouncin’ With Bud / Doxy / I’ll See You Again / LateLament / One For Majid / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Conception / WhenI Fall In Love