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Conversation with Keith Jarrett

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(image: Guillaume Laurent/Flickr)

The trio is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with re-releases of classic performances on CD and DVD as well as concerts.

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Jarrett's career was catapulted in the 1960s with his tenure with the Charles Lloyd Band.  After a stint with Miles Davis' band in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Jarrett moved on to focus on his own groups and compositions.  He continues to draw crowds for his wholly-improvised solo piano performances, and even more, his vaunted standards trio.

Host Robin Young delves into the history of Jarrett's career by asking probing questions, and Jarrett returns by opening up about the methods in his music making and his relationship with band members, the music, and the audience.

Pieces heard in interview:

"When You Wish Upon a Star" by Leigh Harline/Ned Washington off of "Standards I/II Tokyo 85/86": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette, two DVD

"Stella By Starlight" by Victor Young and Ned Washington off of "Standards I/II Tokyo 85/86": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette, two DVD set.

"All the Things You Are" by Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein off of "Setting Standards New York Sessions": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette 3 CD set.

"Straight No Chaser" by Thelonious Monk off of "My Foolish Heart Live at Montreux": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette 2 CD set.

"So Tender" by Keith Jarrett off of "Setting Standards New York Sessions": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette 3 CD set.

"God Bless the Child" by Arthur Herzog/Billie Holiday off of "Setting Standards New York Sessions": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette 3 CD set.

"When I fall in Love" by Victor Young off of "Standards I/II Tokyo 85/86": Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette, two DVD set.

"Part I" by Keith Jarrett off of "The Koln Concert" CD.

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