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Friday, March 16, 2012

Have a great weekend

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Lovely piece, Happy St. Patty's day Jack.

Very, very nice. Gotta love Keith Jarrett. Thanks for this, Jack.

Thanks for the bittersweet memories. Keith is one of the true crossover artists that bridged jass and classical, and I had the pleasure of sharing his stuff with my mother, a classical music lover, for many, many years. She's now faded beyond recognition and last trip back to New Haven I picked up the substantial collection of cd's I given her over the past few decades, including many of Keith's. 6, 5, 4, or less degrees . . . it all comes back around.

I sat in the front for Keith Jarrett and his European quartet (Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen) in New Haven in the fall of 1977. Life was never quite the same for me after that.

I saw him in DC in 1980 or so. Halfway through his first piece, he stopped, stood up to face the audience, and asked everyone to just please cough right then and there, so they wouldn't need to keep coughing for the rest of the piece.

I never heard such a quiet audience after that.

Keith's a nut, especially about noise. He will stop a show cold if he hears a camera shutter click. You can imagine how tight he must get about piano tuning.

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