Keith Jarrett: piano; Gary Peacock: double-bass;
Jack DeJohnette: drums
2001 was a vintage year for the Jarrett trio, as three outstanding live albums - “The Out-of-Towners”, “Always Let Me Go” and “My Foolish Heart”- have already shown. “Yesterdays”, registered at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Festival Hall, is a fourth 2001 concert recording, with an all-standards programme and a strong emphasis on bebop, including Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple from the Apple”, “Shaw’nuff” by Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and Horace Silver’s “Strollin’”. There is also an exhilarating splash of ragtime in the shape of “You Took Advantage Of Me”, and beautiful ballads including the title track and “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (both from Jerome Kern’s pen) . As a bonus: the album concludes with a radiant “Stella by Starlight” captured at a soundcheck: Jarrett, Peacock and DeJohnette playing just for the joy of it...
“Yesterdays” is available in two versions – as single CD or double-LP with 180 gram vinyl. NB: This is the first new vinyl release on ECM in 15 years!