Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett is an American jazz pianist and composer known for his improvisational skills, distinctive style, and prolific output. Born on May 8, 1945, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jarrett began playing piano at a young age and showed prodigious talent early on. Jarrett's career has been diverse, encompassing solo piano performances, collaborations with other musicians, and work as a bandleader. He has recorded albums in various styles, including jazz, classical, and avant-garde music. One of Jarrett's most famous works is "The Köln Concert," a solo piano improvisation recorded live in Cologne, Germany, in 1975. It is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and is considered a landmark recording in the genre. Jarrett's improvisational approach to music is characterized by his ability to create intricate melodies and harmonies on the spot, often drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences. He is known for his expressive playing, with a keen sense of dynamics and rhythm. In addition to his solo work, Jarrett has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Jan Garbarek, and Charlie Haden, among others. His collaborations have produced some of the most acclaimed recordings in jazz history. Despite facing health challenges later in his career, including chronic fatigue syndrome, Jarrett has continued to perform and record music. His influence on jazz and contemporary music is profound, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of his generation.
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31. Keith Jarrett, ‘The Köln Concert’ (1975)
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31. Keith Jarrett, ‘The Köln Concert’ (1975) Circumstances were inauspicious when pianist Keith Jarrett and ECM Records owner-producer Manfred Eicher rolled into…