Keith Jarrett

Too Young to Go Steady | Golden Earrings

The recordings of the Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette performances that Adelaide and Muriel play at the New Year’s Eve party are the ECM ones from Standards Live and The Cure. ECM has not made these tracks available via a streaming service, hence the lack of a playlist for these pieces.

Part Nine Chapter 11

Listen! The lush chromaticism and gritty swing of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette: ‘Too Young to Go Steady’.

̶ You know, Frieda, talking to you now, I have the strangest feeling of getting in touch with something deep inside me. And I’ve just met you.
̶ It’s funny how these things work, isn’t it?

I feel the crunch of the crab-and-mango salad; I feel the kick of the chicory and red chilli. Listen! There’s ecstasy in the trio’s playing, there’s exultant rhapsody: ‘Too Young to Go Steady’…

You pause, suspended in the first chords of ‘Golden Earrings’: You’re acquiring a taste for harmonic imagination on the spur of the moment, the figuration of melody in unforeseen modes. You let Jarrett’s Standards Trio play, and then you continue.

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette | Photo: Roberto Masotti

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