Recent Listening: Jarrett And Haden

Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden, Jasmine (ECM). Keith Jarrett has had partnerships with powerful and distinctively different bassists; Gary Peacock since 1983 in the pianist's Standards Trio; Palle Danielsson in the late 1970s in Jarrett's European Quartet; Charlie Haden in his mid-70s quartet. For all of Peacock's dazzling virtuosity and Danielsson's rock-solid strength, Haden brought to Jarrett's music something unique—deceptive simplicity rooted in his beginnings as a folk musician. Rather … [Read more...]