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Keith Jarrett
Charlie Haden
Last Dance

Keith Jarrett piano
Charlie Haden double bass
 
My Old Flame
My Ship
‘Round Midnight
Dance Of The Infidels
It Might As Well Be Spring
Everything Happens To Me
Where Can I Go Without You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Goodbye


Recorded March 2007

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Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase 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” which are 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.” The music of Last Dance was recorded at Keith Jarrett’s home studio.

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