Keith Jarrett: Mysteries




Keith Jarrett (piano)


Mysteries (MCA/Impulse MACD-33113)

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Keith Jarrett (piano), Dewey Redman (tenor sax), Charlie Haden (bass), Guilherme Franco (percussion), Paul Motian (drums).

Composed by Keith Jarrett


Recorded: New York, June 1975


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

A 15-minute piece that never settles into a tempo? Most jazz combos would die a slow, painful death trying to do this. But Jarrett’s group shimmers and floats and bobs and swoons, and holds on to the audience’s interest, even without a finger-snapping rhythm. Of course, Jarrett helps matters considerably by crafting one of his most beautiful melodies. This is not so much a jazz performance as a tone poem. A remarkable recording.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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