Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden duo album “Jasmine” to be released in May 2010

Thanks to Jonas for this exciting news! ECM will release a Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden duo album called “Jasmine” in May 2010 (ECM 2165). The album is already listed on Amazon Germany with a release date of May 7, 2010. This remains to be confirmed, but the album was apparently recorded at Keith Jarrett’s home studio in New Jersey in March 2007.

Update (March 11, 2010). From Steve Lake (ECM Records, originally posted on “Early in 2007, Jarrett was asked to contribute to a Haden documentary (“Rambling Boy”) and they played briefly together, for the first time since the 1976 break-up of the American Quartet . A few months later, Jarrett invited Haden to his home studio and they recorded in duo over a four day period. “Jasmine” comprises the material they liked best from these sessions. Emphasis is on standards and love songs, but the overall feel and atmosphere is perhaps closer to Jarrett’s solo “Melody At Night…” than anything else in his discography. Intimate, then, and deeply melodic.”

Update (March 23, 2010). More information about “Jasmine” from Jazzwise Magazine: “The eight tracks are mostly love songs from the standards book, though one notable surprise comes in the form of ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’, as made famous by Randy Crawford.”

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