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Nope, not 'Whipping Post'. . .

Posted by Mark Feeney  March 21, 2010 08:00 PM

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Friday night, Keith Jarrett played a solo concert at Davies Symphony Hall, in San Francisco. Jarrett being Jarrett, this meant it was an event. Jarrett being Jarrett, this also meant it was a melodrama. The melodrama arose because (this is going to get ugly) several people had the temerity to cough. Richard Scheinin describes what took place in his San Jose Mercury-News review. These things do happen, but Jarrett got increasingly agitated at such music-destroying respiratory behavior. Finally giving up at any attempt at improvisation, he took requests from the audience. The first was "What Is This Thing Called Love?," which Jarrett played. The second was . . . well, you'll have to read the review. Scheinin reports that, to his credit, even Jarrett laughed.

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