RUFFIN: NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT WITH NEA JAZZ MASTER AND PIANIST KEITH JARRETT.
Forget Your Memories
Keith Jarrett: If you are a good leader, then you are also a psychologist of some kind, if you know the potential of the players, if you're lucky or smart …
JARRETT KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT. FOR YEARS, HE LED A VERY IMPRESSIVE QUARTET COMPRISED OF TENOR SAXOPHONIST DEWEY REDMAN, DRUMMER PAUL MOTIAN, AND BASSIST CHARLIE HADEN.
Keith Jarrett: With the Quartet I was writing all the music for Dewey and Paul and Charlie. And it was written for them. It's a kind of getting to know the players so well that the music you write, you're hearing them in your head.
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THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH KEITH JARRETT WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Excerpt of “Forget Your Memories” from the album Birth, composed by Keith Jarrett and performed by the Jarrett American Quartet, used courtesy of Atlantic/Rhino Records and by permission of Kundalini Music. (BMI)