Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Listen To Eachother!



Just a quick thought today about one of my favorite Kieth Jarrett trio moments captured on film.  If you go to around :35 into this clip you can clearly see Keith reacting to Jack DeJohnette's super slick transition into the solo section.  From my perspective it looks like Keith is almost surprised by what he hears, and decides to just listen instead of play for almost a whole chorus!  Ask yourself how you would react in a situation where you hear something surprising.  Would you have even been aware enough to hear what was happening?  Would you have tried to just play through it?  For me this is a truly inspiring example of group interplay and listening, hope you enjoy it. 

Also, for more great drum/piano interplay check out the trading 8's starting around 6:45.