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Jazz is like dreams. The improvisations may try to be duplicated but never quite stay the same. Like a recurring jazz song recurring dreams may surprise us with unexpected new elements appearing and familiar sounds bending into something that we vaguely recall from another time, another place, another dream. A dream comes in themes and variations. The song may be new or old, but it's a song that we can claim with our own interpretation.
"J" is for jazz. "J" is for Jarrett--Keith Jarrett, long one of the kings of jazz. It's the kind of music that you can listen to and seem to remember even though you've never heard it before. Listen to Jarrett's "Koln Concert" album late one night when you're alone. It's like an old friend has dropped in to visit until the wee hours talking about old times and warm feelings.
Keith Jarrett. A bit of classical, folk, and pop jazzed up just right to make a dream music experience.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Great post Lee, anything to do with music is fine by me.ReplyDelete
Great post, I love hearing about new music I should try. thank you!ReplyDelete
Nice post, Lee. Good and mellow like jazz.ReplyDelete
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Haven't heard of him, but its awesome! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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My father was big into Jazz. I regret that I didn't find an appreciation for it until long after he passed.ReplyDelete
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Thanks to all for the comments.ReplyDelete
Matt-- I just realized that I'm old enough to be your father. I have a son who was born in 1977.
Nice and mellow! A dreamy delight to hear.ReplyDelete
it's a great analogy. keith always sounds like he's dreaming in his improvisations, in the effortless way one motif seamlessly joins in to another.ReplyDelete
Paula -- Isn't it though.ReplyDelete
Dominic -- Jazz can be so incredible like that. It's like stream of consciousness in music.
I also chose jazz for my J this year. Keith Jarrett is amazing. I had a chance to hear him at the Kimmel Center in Philly a couple years ago, and it was a mesmerizing performance, which made a large concert hall seem intimate.ReplyDelete
Margaret -- You were fortunate to be able to experience Jarrett's music live. I've only seen him on video. He is an amazing talent.ReplyDelete