Thursday Jazz: Keith Jarrett
Words & Pick By J-man
Keith Jarret 2.5.1975 Theatre Des Champes Elysees, Paris France. <--- Direct Jazzfusion Link.
Keith Jarret is a classical & jazz pianist/composer who has played with some of the most respected names in jazz music. Keith got his start with Art Blakey and eventually played with Miles Davis. Keith really made a name for himself with the Miles Davis Group, playing the electric organ. As the years passed, his dislike for amplified tones/instrumentation grew, but he stuck with the group out of his respect for Miles and his desire to play with Jack Dejohnette.
That being said, I selected a solo performance to highlight his true passion of solo, mainly improvised, piano works. This show from February of 1975 was a crucial period in Keith's life as it was just four years after embarking on his solo work and one year prior to his second of many solo albums.
Jarrett has commented that his best performances have been when he has had only the slightest notion of what he was going to play at the next moment...
Enjoy this beautiful work of true vision, or lack their of...?