Review - Tokyo â??96

Artist: JarretT/Peacock/DeJohnette

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A stable jazz group is as rare as sexual restraint in the Oval Office, so it's a thrill hearing high-caliber players extending a rendezvous into a full-blown relationship. Keith Jarrett has achieved just such a feat with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette.

The trio, together since 1983, proved their staying power with 1995's six-disc "At the Blue Note." On "Tokyo '96" weary ballads are caressed back to life -- Jarrett lightly echoes Peacock on "Mona Lisa" and infuses "My Funny Valentine" with impressionistic passages. Ditto for other standards, including the melancholy sweep of "It Could Happen to You" and DeJohnette's tricky foreshadowing during the intro to "I'll Remember April." Bebop barnburners "Billie's Bounce" and "John's Abbey" round out a sublime set as brainy as it is emotional.

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