Keith Jarrett: Mysteries
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Mysteries (MCA/Impulse MACD-33113)
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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