Keith Jarrett: You Took Advantage of Me


You Took Advantage of Me


Keith Jarrett (piano)


Yesterdays (ECM B0012451-02)

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Keith Jarrett (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums).

Composed by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart


Recorded: live in Tokyo, 2001


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

This trio's reputation for delivering well-worn standards with the utmost reverence and professionalism is richly deserved. Sometimes they make some surprising, nifty little moves, such as the delightful ragtime rendering of "Honeysuckle Rose" from My Foolish Heart: Live At Montreux. Here Jarrett recalls another early jazz style, playing unaccompanied stride at the beginning and end of the tune. In between he reverts to his more modern, single-note manner. With Peacock's heavy encouragement, though, the tune swings, and swings hard. His big, bouncy basslines sync up with DeJohnette's hi-hat taps like a well-oiled rhythm machine. As performed here, "You Took Advantage of Me" epitomizes what is great about jazz, spanning eras and resurrecting the best parts from each.

Reviewer: S. Victor Aaron

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