Okay, so here I am listening to a live recording of Keith Jarret swinging and–most regrettably singing–to the lovely strains of “Autumn Leaves.”
Sure, Jarret’s a brilliant musician and the CD is fine but, damn, like the classical pianist Stephen Gould, the genius simply can’t be stopped from humming, growling, and basically sounding like an irritating mosquito as he’s tickling those 88 ivories. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind an occasional “whoop!” of celebration, but Jarret sometimes sounds demented and the more I try to ignore his vocal tics, the more they glare.
When he finally dies, is there any hope that an equally brilliant studio engineer might be able to erase all his irritating noise? Basically my question is this: Can this NOISE be deleted so seamlessly that the rest of the music doesn’t suffer, or is some “collateral damage” inevitable in the exchange?
Also this: what other famed musicians had this regrettable tendency of yammering while they were playing?