Jasmine

May 25, 2010 | Format: MP3

$10.32
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  • Label: ECM
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  • Total Length: 1:02:31
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  • ASIN: B003K71W9I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,361 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Smooth and lovely. very relaxing and an easy listen.
David Stapp
It is a quiet thought-full performance by two great musicians who once again exhibit the skill and knowledge acquired from a life time of music making.
Richard D. Naylor
I am not one of those people who thinks that everything Jarrett does is great.
SF Musician

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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By SF Musician on May 30, 2010
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I will keep this short. This is sublime, mature playing by two great artists at the top of their game. Hal Galper, the jazz pianist, said that a musician spends the first part of his/her career learning how to play and hear everything, and the second part learning how to play less than what they can hear and can play. This is an example of that. The playing is gorgeous and restrained, with profound, perfect musical choices that younger musicians simply are not capable of. I am not one of those people who thinks that everything Jarrett does is great. But this is. Magnificent.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By RBSProds TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 25, 2010
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Five ENGAGING Stars!! Playing together for the first time in 30 years, jazz legends Keith Jarrett (playing his unique "practice Steinway" piano) and Charlie Haden on his upright bass give jazz fans a spontaneous, unrehearsed jazz duo recording of great improvisational beauty and introspection, recorded in Jarrett's home recording studio. Playing mostly major and minor standards, this recording underwent an extensive song selection and order of presentation process that works beautifully. Messrs Jarrett and Haden are in superb form using musical extra-sensory perception to reach a point that is "deeper than a conversation", with a bouncing, elastic internal pulse that needs no drummer as they solo and 'comp' with intimacy and inventiveness.

The 'best of the best' on this CD include a wonderful interpretation of the rarely heard Cy Coleman gem "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life" (12 minutes), a jumping and imaginative version of "No Moon At All", an awesome 11 minute version of "Body and Soul", and a charming "One Day I'll Fly Away" which was composed by Crusader pianist Joe Sample for singer Randy Crawford. In all, this is one great CD of ballads recorded with the trademark ECM soundscape by engineer Martin Pearson (Haden is particularly impressed with how his sound is captured: courtesy of Mr Pearson) and propelled along by two of the giants of jazz. "Jasmine"-like, indeed! Highly Recommended. Five BEAUTIFUL Stars (This review is based on an Amazon.com MP3 download of 8 tracks, 62:32 total time; and the outstanding National Public Radio interview "Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett Channel The Standards": see second note below.)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JD on June 7, 2010
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Love this CD on my first listen. Two greats interacting on a level that only years of experience can produce. Very laid back vibe. Jarrett does some of his "talking" while playing but that is not as obnoxious as other times.

Give this one a go!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Bowman on November 1, 2010
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I became a fan of Keith Jarrett's years ago after hearing "The Melody At Night With You", which like "Jasmine" was recorded in Jarrett's home studio. "Jasmine" won me over with the first song, Jarrett and Charlie Haden's nearly ten minute version of "For All We Know". The last minute and a half of this song is simply some of the most beautiful and heart wrenching music I have ever heard. It impresses me on two levels: the interplay between Haden and Jarrett is instinctive and amazing, and the sheer beauty of Jarrett moving up octaves (until you're fooled several times into thinking the song is over when it isn't) is enough to bring tears to my eyes every time I hear it. It seems to me that most of the debate about the quality of this album centers around Jarrett's tendency to vocalize while he plays, his ego, the quality of the recording itself, and where this music stands in terms of both the musician's careers. I would agree that both Jarrett and Haden have made music that is more groundbreaking and challenging than "Jasmine" both together and seperately in their long careers, but does that make their release of an album of standards pointless, saccharine, and not worth hearing by comparison? In my opinion it does not. This is not free jazz or the "Koln Concert" album, and it wasn't meant to be! While Jarrett's vocalizations are a matter of taste, (I for one don't particularly enjoy them), they don't detract from the playing on this album in my opinion. For one thing, they are somewhat in the background on this recording due to the microphone placement; I have heard recordings where they are much more prominent and distract from Jarrett's playing. Again, they are present on a few of the songs but not every one, and I have heard worse from Jarrett on other albums.Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DAVID HALL on June 3, 2010
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With JASMINE (ECM Records, May 2010 release), Keith Jarrett (piano) and Charlie Haden (double bass), have achieved precisely what they were hoping to with this album of ballads from The Great American Songbook - created an album of absolute, exquisite BEAUTY. A work containing restraint, space, intimacy, and a sublime reverence for the gorgeous melodies that are stated and explored on each of the tunes on this c.d., distilling the essence of each with a tastefulness and an economy that could only come from two artists who are at this moment of their musical journeys, at the very top of their game, musically, personally, spiritually. Another reviewer calls this album "an instant classic." It is. The following is from the liner notes of the album: "Art is dying in this world, and so is listening, as the world becomes more full of toys and special effects." How true that appears to be. But then perhaps its for moments like this that certain individuals are called to a lifetime in music, who happen to be "obsessed with beauty," and choose to follow that call into the creation of an album precisely like JASMINE? I can't imagine anyone who has the good fortune to listen to the music on this c.d., not being immediately put back in touch with what matters most in this world. The tunes are: FOR ALL WE KNOW / WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU / NO MOON AT ALL / ONE DAY i'LL FLY AWAY / I'M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE / BODY AND SOUL / GOODBYE / DON'T EVER LEAVE ME. The only criticism I have of this album is Mr. Jarrett's habit of using his voice while he plays. I suspect he's been doing this for so long he can't help himself. At times, these sounds he makes distract from the music and I'm reminded I'm still here in the world, not in Heaven. This, also from the liner notes: "Here is some music for you. Take it and its yours." You bet. And with all kinds of gratitude. Most highly recommended.
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