Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Jasmine"


This is from "Notes to 'Jasmine,'" written by Keith Jarrett for "Jasmine," the exquisite new ECM release by Jarrett and acoustic bassist Charlie Haden:

Art is dying in this world, as is listening, as the world becomes more full of toys and special effects. With this death will come the undoing of many possible feelings: beautiful, tender, deep, trusting, true, sad, full of internal meaning and color. . .
Here is some music for you. Take it and its' your's. Charlie and I are obsessed with beauty An ecstatic moment in music is worth the lifetime of mastery that goes into it, because it can be shared.

3 comments:

hobie said...

A beautiful recording; more than just a demonstration of the power of two great old romantics, it is a wonderful document on the reconciliation of two old friends. However you approach this, it's a great listen, over and over.

hobie said...

A beautiful listen; more than just a great demonstration of the power and touch of two great old romantics, it is a wonderful document on the reconciliation of old friends. However you approach this, it's a great listen, over and over.

Doug Groothuis said...

It makes me think of Haden's collaboration with Hank Jones from about 10 years ago, when they played spirituals.