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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 AAJ Italy Staff

Jarrett e Haden si sono incontrati in diverse occasioni negli anni Settanta, ma mai in duo, quindi Jasmine può essere considerata -anche solo per questo- una novità nell'ormai omologata produzione jarrettiana che da molti anni si limita al trio, ad altre centellinate sortite solistiche e poco altro. Del resto il pianista nei suoi quarantacinque anni di carriera ha scremato con ...

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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, ...

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Wajdi Cherif: Jasmine

Read "Jasmine" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Words like “progress," “advancement" and “moving forward" are dangerous to use in describing art, yet they pop up all the time in that context. The idea that the history of jazz is one of progress or advancement rather than simply change is very popular, but unwarranted in my view. It would be easy to say that ...

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The National Youth Jazz Orchestra: Jasmine

Read "Jasmine" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There are at least four aspects of any new album by Great Britain’s superlative National Youth Jazz Orchestra that any prospective listener can be sure of without even opening the package: (1) it will be marvelously performed; (2) it will be immaculately recorded; (3) it will be generously timed; and (4) it will embody some of ...