Keith Jarrett

Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns

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Here we have simplicity itself: a series of piano transcriptions of some solemn, now-dark, now-affirmative religious hymns by one G.I. Gurdjieff, with none of the usual flourishes and heady flights usually associated with Keith Jarrett's solo records. Jarrett assumes the proper devotional position, playing with a steady tread but always with attention to dynamic extremes, producing a gorgeously rich piano tone with plenty of bass. The whole record has a serene dignity, even at its loudest levels, that gets to you, and that should be enough for the devout Jarrett following. As for others...well, it's definitely not a top ten choice for a basic Keith collection.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 8:20 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:53 SpotifyAmazon
3 4:10 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
6 1:37 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:28 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:06 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:32 SpotifyAmazon
11 1:39 SpotifyAmazon
12 4:16 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
14 5:51 SpotifyAmazon
15 1:42 SpotifyAmazon
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