Keith Jarrett: No End

The harmonies are basic but the musician’s guitar playing is surprisingly funky

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Jarrett through-improvised on this double CD of 1986, multi-tracked home studio recordings but the end results are somewhat different. Jarrett plays all the instruments, adding paired-back lead guitar to a wash of drums, bass guitar and layered percussion.

The harmonies are basic – modes, the blues and the bolero dominate – and the beats are more accurate than inspired. But Jarrett’s guitar playing is surprisingly funky, and overall, this first time release sounds like a cross between Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion project and a Bitches Brew rhythm track.

Keith Jarrett

No End


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