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The Köln Concert

The Köln Concert
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5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 1 2:43
I'm not really fond of solo jazz works but this one is pretty damn good and even though I've only rated it a 3.5/5 I do consider it a classic for solo piano jazz. Most of the time I'm left breathless listening to this while other times I just want to skip to a better part of the track, but I never do. I have to be in a certain mood to listen to a record like this one and for the most part it just ... read more
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Description: A musical chameleon, pianist Keith Jarrett was at his finest when he recorded these sustained solo improvisations in a German concert hall in 1975, the first lasting 26 minutes, the second 40. Melodies and rhythmic figures arise fluidly from his fingers as he moves from one idea to another, while his strong left hand is often used for repeated motifs that generate a rolling hypnotic power. This couples with strongly consonant harmonies to impart the flavour of gospel music at times, dance music and Debussy at others. Above all, it's Jarrett's ability to knit all of his moods and wanderings into an almost seamless tapestry of war ... (more)
Release date: 1 July 1975
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0004228100672 UPC: 042281006722
Tags: Jazz (4), Piano (3), Live (2), Solo Piano (1), Keith Jarrett (1), (lib) (1), *saipal (1), 70 Minutes (1), 1975 (1), 05 (1)
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Pablo Sánchez Granel rated this 10/10 4 days, 16 hours ago
JxSxPx added this to a list 1 month, 1 week ago
500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"The keyboard may have been king, but Jarrett remained doggedly devoted to the acoustic piano. On Köln, he proved that even with an audibly poor-quality instrument, he could make warm, contemplative, folky and accessible music. The Jarrett cult began here. Standout track: “Part 1”"


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Mauricio Zafra rated this 8/10 1 year, 2 months ago

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