Keith Jarrett

Last Dance (ECM 2399)

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Last Dance

Keith Jarrett



ECM 141480

ECM 2399



Last Dance

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CD 13,22 €

Early in 2007 Jarrett was invited to contribute some reminiscences to “Rambling Boy”, director Reto Caduff's documentary about Haden. This led to some informal playing together, which both enjoyed greatly. Jarrett then invited Haden to come over to his home for four days of recording in March 2007. Out of this work came the album Jasmine and now Last Dance, with a programme selected by both participants.

The scope of the duo project is widened here to include jazz classics like Thelonious Monk's “'Round Midnight” and Bud Powell's spritely “Dance Of The Infidels”. Love songs, however, are to the fore in this selection, with tender versions of “My Old Flame”, “My Ship”, “It Might As Well Be Spring”, “Everything Happens To Me”, and “Every Time We Say Goodbye” as well as versions of “Where Can I Go Without You” and “Goodbye”, every bit as touching as the Jasmine renditions. “When we play together it's like two people singing”, said Jarrett of his reunion with Haden. The intentions of the song are honoured, the shades of meaning in a melody or a lyric explored instrumentally. As Charlie Haden put it, “Keith really listens, and I listen. That's the secret. It's about listening.”.


CHARLIE HADEN, double bass


1) My Old Flame
2) My Ship
3) 'Round Midnight
4) Dance Of The Infidels
5) It Might As Well Be Spring
6) Everything Happens To Me
7) Where Can I Go Without You
8) Every Time We Say Goodbye
9) Goodbye