Keith Jarrett, Carnegie Hall, Feb 9

Coordination is the prime goal when Keith Jarrett plays with his trio, but when he goes it alone, presence becomes the top priority. Contouring the flow is the top job during these solo gigs – his muse either delivers the goods, as revealed on last year’s Creation (ECM) and umpteen other solo documents, or leaves him bereft. And almost always, it’s been the former— the pianist’s imagination is one of jazz’s most reliable. The mercurial designs he concocts, and the lyricism he always seems to have at the ready, spark enough thrills to keep his shows packed. Guess the faithful know that goosebumps are never too far away.

Village Voice

Carnegie Hall

ECM

 

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