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George Schuller’s Circle Wide: Like Before, Somewhat After

In the vast discography of Keith Jarrett, drummer George Schuller believes the pianist’s American quartet has been overshadowed by its European counterpoint, Jarrett’s solo work and his trio with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette. Like Before, Somewhat After pays homage to that group (which included Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman and Paul Motian), with a twist. Circle Wide has no pianist, and the group throws two originals in with six Jarrett pieces, for a tribute album that exceeds its goal because it isn’t satisfied with a simple tip of the hat.

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