Last dance is a 2014 joint album by American pianist and composer Keith Jarrett and American jazz double bass player Charlie Haden, known for their long collaboration from the 1960s onward. The duo had a joint album Jasmine in 2010.
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase jazz classics like Thelonious Monks Round Midnight and Bud Powells spritely Dance Of The Infidels. Love songs, however, are to the fore in this selection, with tender versions of My Old Flame, My Ship, It Might As Well Be Spring, Everything Happens To Me, and Every Time We Say Goodbye as well as alternate takes of Where Can I Go Without You and Goodbye, every bit as touching as the Jasmine renditions.
When we play together its like two people singing, said Jarrett of his reunion with Haden. The intentions of the songs are honored, the shades of meaning in a melody or a lyric explored instrumentally. As Charlie Haden put it, Keith really listens, and I listen. Thats the secret. Its about listening. The music of Last Dance was recorded at Keith Jarretts home studio.
"They don't overstate anything; the music provides meaning all on its own. They relax into its beauty playing toward one another as hints, suggestions, and references to popular music history bridge the space between. Last Dance is a necessary addendum to Jasmine; it fleshes out the confident, mature, amiable, and eloquent speech in the canonical language these two jazz masters share." -Thom Jurek, allmusic.com
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Keith Jarrett, piano
Charlie Haden, double bass
1. My Old Flame
2. My Ship
3. Round Midnight
4. Dance of The Infidels
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
6. Everything Happens To Me
7. Where Can I Go Without You
8. Every Time We Say Goodbye