Keith Jarrett and all that plink-plonk jazz | Brief letters

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Adrian Chiles’s choice of Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert to impress a date would have been a big ask for anyone new to jazz (I may not understand jazz – but I know enough to know it’s wonderful, 26 June). He would have had better luck with Jarrett’s The Melody at Night, With You album. This is gentle jazz, easy on the ear, and contains his classic treatment of many well-known songs. Much more suitable for a romantic evening.
Robin John
Sonning Common, Oxfordshire

• To describe the great Keith Jarrett’s piano playing as “bloody plink-plonk music” did raise my temperature. Guessing Jimi Hendrix is twingy-twangy, John Coltrane squeaky-squawky and Miles Davis hootie-tootie.
Bren Pointer
London

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