Keith Jarrett: Oleo
Keith Jarrett (piano)
My Foolish Heart (ECM)
Composed by Sonny Rollins.
Recorded: Stravinsky Auditorium. Montreaux, Switzerland. July, 2001
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
This trio continues to amaze. Think about all of the versions of “Oleo” out there. It would seem that all of the song's creative juice had long since dried up. The reality is that the musical lubrication is provided by the band. As usual, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette fly through the changes, giving Jarrett ample room to spin off runs in all directions. These guys may have played this tune many times before, but the freshness of their ideas really shows: check out the solo measures traded back and forth as the song reaches its climax. Really fun stuff.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski
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