"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Keith Jarrett - I Loves You Porgy

Keith Jarrett is a living legend.  No one does improvisation like he does.  You gotta watch Keith, not only for this tune but also to watch how he plays. From slow and low (like this piece) to something akin to musical chaos, Keith can't sit still; he becomes the instrument, becomes the music, levitates and cries out at times in ecstacy.  I saw the movie Porgy and Bess when I was young and never forgot this song. The piece was from his 100th performance in Tokyo.  His Sun Bear concert recorded in Japan is where I first heard of him in the 1970's.  Also heard him on Pacifica radio then saw a PBS piece that used his music. His Koln concert would be a good CD to start out with. My music was never the same after hearing Keith...

1 comment:

  1. Nothing like Gershwin!
    Wow, you're right, he puts his body and soul in it.
    So beautiful and emotional. Thanks for sharing!


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