Keith Jarrett - Book of Ways (1987)

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Keith Jarrett - Book of Ways (1987)

Keith Jarrett - Book of Ways (1987)


Keith Jarrett - Book of Ways


Label: ECM | Genre: jazz/new age | EAC FLAC + CUE lossless | Release 1987 | 2 CD 3x114 MB + 75 MB




Notes: Solo performer: Keith Jarrett (clavichord).
Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany in July 1986.



During his career, Keith Jarrett has performed completely improvised solo piano concerts, led two notable quintets, had a longtime standards trio and reluctantly played electric keyboards with Miles Davis. However, even in his huge discography, Book of Ways stands alone, for it is a two-CD set of solos played on the clavichord, a predecessor of the piano that has been almost entirely extinct for over two centuries.
One of the major pianists in jazz since the late 1960s, Keith Jarrett has always followed his own muse. He gained important early experience as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and the very popular Charles Lloyd Quartet and was with Miles Davis' early fusion band during 1969-71. Since that time, he has mostly focused on acoustic piano with his music ranging from the avant-garde and his bluesy improvisations to his fresh renditions of jazz standards and occasional forays into classical music.
Book of Ways consists of 19 pieces that are generally concise (only three exceed seven minutes) and cover a wide variety of moods. The unusual-sounding clavichord, which sounds very much like a plucked string instrument, comes across as charming, with its beauty brought out by Jarrett's folkish melodies. This is a unique set well worth exploring.
-Scott Yanow



Track Listing:


Disc: 1

1. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.1
2. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.2
3. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.3
4. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.4
5. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.5
6. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.6
7. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.7
8. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.8
9. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.9
10. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.10


Disc: 2

1. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.11
2. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.12
3. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.13
4. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.14
5. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.15
6. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.16
7. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.17
8. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.18
9. Book Of Ways (The Feeling Of Strings): No.19


Keith Jarrett - Book of Ways (1987)