Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette – After the Fall

Album (Brief) | ECM | By Liam Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

Capturing the magic of their previously unissued 1998 New Jersey performance, this release marks thirty five years since the foundation of the jazz super-trio. Despite being recorded following his prolonged illness, After The Fall preserves an instance of Jarrett at his most graceful and playful, especially during Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple from the Apple” and John Coltrane’s “Moment’s Notice”. Peacock’s bass is limber and often breathtakingly energetic whilst DeJohnette dazzles with his usual froth and fervour. A work of unflagging dexterity and ultimate beauty.