Jasmine - Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden

I’ve been listening to this album from the moment I wake up till I fall asleep everyday this week. When I was younger, I’ve always found Keith Jarrett’s works a bit esoteric and his lyrical stuff didn’t really hit me either the way Bill Evans did. I can’t really put a finger on the reason behind such strong affinity I’m feeling for this particular set of collaboration between Haden and Jarrett, tho I’m guessing it might have to do with the particular set of growing pain I’m going through at the moment.

Regardless, I’m feeling alive that I’m finding any music attractive at all again because, for a long long time, I really felt nothing when listening to music. (Except I get f-ing furious with pop songs with dumb lyrics as I’m a true advocate against garbage-like noise pollution. I don’t even bother listening to music with lyrics these days.) That’s a big deal given I spent a good chunk of my early life - a couple of decades to be more specific - performing, composing and teaching music. I feel something again, thanks to a sublime album like this one.

Here is the link to the short vid of Jarrett and Haden talking about the collab.

(Source: youtube.com)

Track: (It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus

Artist: Harry Connick, Jr

Album: When My Heart Finds Christmas

Harry Connick, Jr. - When My Heart Finds Christmas - (It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus