Keith Jarrett Arbour Zena on 180g LP
There was classical music. There was jazz. There even was rock. Then there was one record company that didn’t care. ECM devoted itself to all kinds of music, as long as it was good and helped shape the story of our listening. The label is pleased to reissue seven historical albums, all mastered from the original analog sources on 180 gram vinyl as part of their Re:solutions series. Follow the great arc of music on these early ECM productions, with works for orchestra and improvisers, guitar duo, solo piano, and jazz quartet.
“I consider this one of my most richly lyrical and consistently inspired works,” wrote Keith Jarrett of “Mirrors,” the almost half-hour long concluding piece on Arbour Zena. “Jan Garbarek’s contribution is irreplaceable and ecstatic.” It is easy to agree that Arbour Zena as a whole is one of Jarrett’s most exceptional albums. Evocative writing for strings, beautiful playing by Keith and Jan and by Charlie Haden at his most soulful, and a glowing panoramic production make this 1975 recording one of the finest of the early ECMs.
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Jan Garbarek (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Charlie Haden (bass)
Members of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mladen Gutesha (conductor)
Keith Jarrett Arbour Zena Track Listing:
2. Solara March