Keith Jarrett - G.I.Gurdjieff
# Audio CD (May 23, 2000)
# Original Release Date: March 24, 1980
# Number of Discs: 1
# Label: Ecm Records
1. Reading Of Sacred Books
2. Prayer And Despair
3. Religious Ceremony
5. Orthodox Hymn From Asia Minor
6. Hymn For Good Friday
8. Hymn For Easter Thursday
9. Hymn To The Endless Creator
10. Hymn From A Great Temple
11. The Story Of The Resurrection Of Christ
12. Holy Affirming - Holy Denying - Holy Reconciling
13. Easter Night Procession
14. Easter Hymn
I don't know exactly how many pianists there are in the world
- probably several million? Of these, only a tiny number could have pulled this recording off
and none better than Keith Jarrett, one of the finest pianists we have working in any genre or idiom.
This isn't jazz at all, but rather piano transcriptions of one man's memories of central Asian Christian music.
The transcriptions are not artful, but this doesn't stop them from shining like uncut gems.
If you can connect with these minor melodies, then you'll find this recording exceptionally beautiful, as I do.