Down Beat (p.65) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jarrett selects repertoire impeccably and paces his sets admirably....Completists will admire the sweet legato lines..."
JazzTimes (pp.75-76) - "YESTERDAYS is characterized by extremes of dynamic and emotional range....In Gary Peacock, Keith Jarrett has a rare bassist who can take up the story without breaking the spell."
JazzTimes (p.35) - Ranked #14 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009" -- "YESTERDAYS is characterized by extremes of dynamic and emotional range."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jarrett's pianistic fluidity, combined with the intuitive accompaniment of Peacock and DeJohnette, results in an album of effortless grace and beauty."
Personnel: Gary Peacock (double bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Keith Jarrett (piano).
One of the longest-lived jazz bands in history is the Keith Jarrett Trio, often referred to as Jarrett's Standards trio. Pianist Jarrett, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Jack DeJohnette have a musical empathy that can only emerge from a group with a 25-year history (or further since both Peacock and DeJohnette have played with pianist Bill Evans). YESTERDAYS finds the big three going to town on classic bebop ("Shaw'nuff") and classic balladry ("You've Changed," "Stella By Starlight"), proving once again that done-to-death standards can be given a new lease on life. Everyone is at the top of their game, especially Peacock, whose nimble bass gets a little more-than-usual space here.