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Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden: Last Dance

Read "Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden: Last Dance" reviewed by John Kelman

For the past 30 years--barring a few diversions into classical repertoire, unexpected instrumentation like 1986's Book of Ways and a couple of home-cooked solo albums that, as with the 1986 recording No End (ECM, 2013), were out-of-character recordings where he overdubbed all the instruments himself--pianist Keith Jarrett has been working two contexts and two contexts only: ...

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Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden: Jasmine

Read "Jasmine" reviewed by Joe Alterman

Keith Jarrett, like Sonny Rollins, is quite hard to pin down. Like the iconic saxophonist, for many years now, the equally legendary pianist has been leaning towards the songs of his youth, and even earlier. Compared with their song choices of, say, twenty years ago, it would seem that these players have become more conservative over ...

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Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden: Jasmine

Read "Jasmine" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

In the world of jazz, it's often said that “live is better." The immediacy and spontaneity of a living, breathing, and hopefully rapt audience can lend electricity to a recording foray. For pianist Keith Jarrett, this may be truer than it is for most artists. His Standards Trio, with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette ...

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Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden: Jasmine

Read "Jasmine" reviewed by John Kelman

As close to a direct pipeline to the heart as anything, it's hard for music to be anything but intimate reflection of events transpiring in a musician's life. Pianist Keith Jarrett's last release--the stunning triple-disc Testament--Paris / London (ECM, 2009)--was, self-admittedly, impacted by the pianist's “incredibly vulnerable emotional state," but resulted in some of his deepest, ...