Keith Jarrett Solos: The Melody at Night with You
Very little is available to study the artistry of Keith Jarrett; one of the most influential jazz pianisists of his generation. On this night he did render most tender perhaps his most intimate album. It is comprised of solo piano renderings of jazz ballads and folk songs, played with unmistakable affection. Jarrett dispenses with the jazz soloist's conventional emphasis on dexterity, the 'clever' phrase, the virtuosic sleight-of-hand. Instead he strips these songs to their melodic essence and, gently, lays bare their emotional core.