Still Life was an English progressive rock band characterized by expert Hammond organ playing, intricate and original vocal harmonies, and an agile and precise rhythm section. They had one self-titled album that was originally released in 1971, and later re-released in 2003. The album credits kept an aura of mystery about their membership. Martin Cure, Graham Amos, Terry Howells and Alan Savage were actually involved…
A little known band which made one album published by label Vertigo. The album is a significant collector's item among fans of progressive music. The LP was printed with a gatefold sleeve. But only the titles of song and the name of the writers are written on the cover. Without line-up. The informations about group are very difficult to find.
On Fort Yawuh, Keith Jarrett is joined by Dewey Redman (tenor sax), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums), and Danny Johnson (percussion) to produce this set recorded live at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York City on February 24, 1973. About two minutes into "Fort Yawuh," Jarrett prepares the listener for a piano solo by announcing himself with quick and sharp keyboard jabs that evolve into spared and beautiful crescendos that before too long involve the soulful wails of Redman on the sax. The following song, "De Drums," is the one track that really swings on this album.
Original recordings and reissue produced by Ed Michel. Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York City on February 24, 1973. Recording engineer: Tony May using the Fedco remote recording truck. Fedco crew: Fred Ehrhardt, Nick Fiekowsky, Charlie Alvey and Ernie Hood. Digital remix engineer: Wally Buck, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA. Assembly & editing: Woody DeMarco, Hilltop Recording, Hawaii. All compositions by Keith Jarrett.
A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he drinks himself. He is alcoholic and unhappy. His sister is cynical and disturbed, had attempted suicide. His aunt is tired and sour. Their purpose to bring him there is to play on his sympathies and eventually make stay, to make him work and take care of them. He refuses and returns back to the city.