These two have played together for more than 40 years, on and off, and their musical togetherness is justly celebrated. This album, like its predecessor, Jasmine, comes from four days of playing and recording at Jarrett's home in 2007. Jarrett's piano and Haden's bass take an affectionate, inquisitive tour through a set of jazz classics and old ballads, revealing fresh beauties at every turn. Kurt Weill's My Ship, especially, has never sounded richer or more plaintive. "We play together like two people singing," Jarrett rightly observed afterwards, so maybe this won't be the last dance after all.
Last Dance review – Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden go on an affectionate tour through jazz classics