Friday, October 30, 1987
The Michigan Daily
Trio to ignite at
By Marc S. Taras
Eclipse Jazz is offering A n n
Arbor children of all ages a fine
Halloween treat. In the first really
big show of the season, Keith
Jarrett's Standards Trio will appear
tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at Hill
auditorium, leaving time for spooks
to celebrate before the witching
The Trio, which features bassist
Gary Peacock and drummer Jack
DeJohnette, derives its name from
its repertoire: popular "standards"
from composers like Alec Wilder,
Cole Porter, and Rodgers and Hart.
Their brilliant, balanced
musicianship and telepathic
communication of ideas has been
well documented on three releases of
" Standards" on the ECM Record
label and their area debut appearance
is rightly generating lots of
All three members of t h e
Standards Trio have led groups and
recording sessions of their own.
They are genuine examples of the
cliched notion that "a history could
fill a volume." Even a capsule
summary of their careers is a
challenge to brevity.
Pianist Keith Jarrett was born in
Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1945.
He began at the keyboard at three,
and was writing melodies and
improvising at the age of seven.
Formal studies began at 15 and
scholarships to the Berklee School
of Music followed.
Early professional work with
Roland Kirk and Art Blakey led to a
long association with west coast sat
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drums and hired on with John Patton
in New York. He worked with John
Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, the
giants of modern saxophone. He
worked with Jarrett in the ground-
breaking Charles Lloyd and Miles
Since the '70s, DeJohnette has
recorded and played on sessions too
numerous to mention as well as
leading his own bands and recording
sessions. His group "Special
Edition" has received kudos and has
appeared in Ann Arbor. He is an
amazing drummer and composer.
Gary Peacock may be the source
of the evening's biggest thrills. In
such company it would take a
musician of Peacock's calibre to
shine so brightly. He was born in
Burley, Idaho in 1935, making him
the Standards Trio's "elder
statesman." He started playing drums
and piano, switching to bass in
Germany, playing with a local group
while stationed there in the army in
He stayed in Germany after he
was discharged and began to play
professionally. Returning to Los
Angeles in 1958, Peacock honed his
bass chops as he worked steadily
with a wildly diverse group of
musicians including Paul Bley, Ravi
Shankar, Don Ellis, and many
By 1961, Peacock had become
interested in the blossoming avant-
garde movement. He worked with
most of the seminal figures of the
fire music (Archie Shepp, Don
Cherry, etc.). His recordings with
the visionary saxophonist Albert
Ayler should be required listening for
school children world wide. "Witches
and Devils" has an especially
appropriate seasonal vibration.
Peacock went on to play
Miles Davis in the middle
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Pianist Keith Jarrett is known to play with only the best. Featured in his
Standards Trio tomorrow night are Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock.
and flute man Charles Lloyd. The
Lloyd Quartet was one of the most
popular and influential bands of the
'60s. By 1969, Jarrett had formed his
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He has since led all star American
and European quartets with cats like
Dewey Redman and Jan Garbarek.
He has recorded over 20 albums of
solo piano including the popular
Koln concert. In an upcoming
release Jarrett will record J.S. Bach's
"Well-Tempered Klavier, Book I."
Jack DeJohnette also studied
piano as a youth. He switched to
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