Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase Jazz classics like Thelonious Monk's 'Round Midnight' and BudPowell'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 alternate takes 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 honored, 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 on LAST DANCE was recorded at Keith Jarrett's home studio.
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