Rio [Live] - Keith Jarrett
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 30, 2011
    60
    There are good things here, but nothing especially new.
  2. Jan 3, 2012
    90
    Another exquisite solo performance entitled Rio.
  3. Dec 21, 2011
    80
    Jarrett has separated the ingredients into bite-sized chunks. With an audience as ecstatic as the one at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, where his new album was cut in April 2011, this works to the advantage of both. Jarrett builds a rapport with his public, and they can more easily adapt to the changes of mood and genre as his ideas develop.
  4. It starts nervily and there's some creative recycling of motifs, but once he builds up a head of steam the force is truly with him.
  5. 80
    These 15 pieces sketch an entire world of music, coloured by the locale, and shifting between the smoothly lyrical and the propulsive rhythmic.
  6. Nov 30, 2011
    100
    For old Jarrett fans and prospective new ones, it's a must.
  7. Nov 30, 2011
    90
    Rio is therefore the new standard by which the pianist's future solo recordings will be judged, and perhaps also sets the bar for any other player who attempts the same.
  8. Nov 30, 2011
    90
    Rio is a full range of emotion, created on the spot. All these years later, Keith Jarrett remains great.

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