Weekend Words: Jarrett’s Music

Language without words (almost) by pianist Keith Jarrett…

I recently heard Jarrett’s solo recording The Melody at Night, With You – a beautiful jazz album with standards such as Someone to Watch Over Me and I Loves You Porgy. On other recordings over his long musical career, Jarrett extends beyond jazz and plays classical and gospel piano. A prodigy with perfect pitch, he began piano lessons at age three. I wrote there are almost no words in his music since he is known for his grunts and moans as he plays. So happy to discover more of Jarrett’s brilliant music!

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    mumstheword
    July 27, 2008 - 1:29 am | Permalink

    I just encountered your blog by purest chance…makes me want to get a book and read. I’ve been reading online things for too long. I want paper between my fingers and words stuck between my ears and your blog rekindled that desire.

    I’m new to Bend so I need to find the library and get a card. This week is the week. My commitment to the words. Thanks for your provocative thoughts so well expressed.

    Kimberley

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