Keith Jarrett: My Funny Valentine
My Funny Valentine
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Up For It (ECM 1860)
Composed by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Recorded: live in Juan-les-Pins, France, July 2002
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
Keith Jarrett's membership on the Jazz Messengers alumni roll may surprise some, yet in January 1966, Art Blakey assembled what must be considered one of his most unusual groups, featuring himself, Jarrett, trumpeter Chuck Mangione, tenor saxophonist Frank Mitchell and bassist Reggie Workman. The results can be heard on the CD Buttercorn Lady. Following his short stint with Blakey, Jarrett moved on to become a regular member of Charles Lloyd's group, and shortly thereafter began his career as a bandleader. His legendary trio performances with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette (the latter of whom also performed in Lloyd's group) is presented here in all of its interactive glory while weaving in and out of the standard of all standards, "My Funny Valentine."
Reviewer: Eric Novod