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post #16 of 25
Some other really great albums are:
- Arbour Zena
- Ruta & Daitya
- Bye Bye Blackbird (a couple of pieces on this album are simply stunning)

You may also enjoy Jarrett playing Gurdjief's "Sacred Hymns" and his interpretation of Bach's "Goldberg Variations". It's definitely a typical Bach interpretation, he plays it in a more personal way, but I like it (I have it on an old casette tape ).

Edit: I meant it's NOT a typical Bach interpretation, sorry for the typo.
post #17 of 25
Yes, Arbour Zena is a good album that I forgot to list: great playing with Charlie Haden, Garbarek and a string orchestra.

I saw the other day that '08 will see the release of Setting Standards, a three-disc set including the full recording sessions that yielded the Changes album, along with Standards vols. 1 & 2. Sadly they don't appear to have turned up anything new, so it's just those three albums, but at a bargain price. [Edited for improved accuracy!]
post #18 of 25
I've been listening to Keith since the 70's. Have everything he has on CD and much of it on vinyl. Timeless stuff. He's quite a versatile musician. I miss his soprano sax lately. You have to go back a bit for it. Incredible solo player. He gets play time every day on my system.
post #19 of 25
don't know if anybody here was at the trio concert in LA last night, but it was awesome. my one (typically audiophool) complaint was the amplification. the hall wasn't that big - no need in my mind to heavily mic and amp those three - well maybe the bass always has a pickup, but drums and grand piano can project all right. at any rate, we had very good seats and the weird effect of a stack of speakers was that the sound a) didn't come from the right spot and b) lagged a fraction behind what we were getting from the open piano, c) I think the speakers did not sound nearly as good as the instrument itself. hey, this is not about a series of notes, jazz is just as much about sound: and that aspect suffered dramatically last night.

despite ample warnings against cameras and phones, someone flashed twice towards the end. jarrett angrily pointed at the guy and walked out, came back, ranted a bit, sat down, got up again to rant some more, but we got three encores nonetheless. otherwise I fear the aging well-to-do concert audience could have turned into an angry mob chasing the paparazzi into the darkness of the night! ;-)
post #20 of 25
Huge Jarrett fan here. I actually consider his improvisational concerts of solo piano to be more classical than jazz. Try the SUn Bear Concerts!
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by melomaniac View Post
despite ample warnings against cameras and phones, someone flashed twice towards the end. jarrett angrily pointed at the guy and walked out, came back, ranted a bit, sat down, got up again to rant some more, but we got three encores nonetheless.
Jarrett's such an arse about this, really. I was at a concert where he thought that he saw the red light of someone recording and kept remonstrating with a bewildered member of the audience. It turned out to be a light on the soundboard behind the guy's head or something. Who'd want a bootleg of Jarrett, anyway? Everyone who likes him is in love with ECM's production standards.
post #22 of 25
I recently got Radiance, which is a live recording of Jarrett's Osaka concert (in its entirety) and Tokyo concert (exerpts). The beginings of each concert is nothing short of magical: Jarrett starts with an atonal improvisation, and from this free-floating, atonal void, melodic motifs gradually emerge, so that by the end of the second minute you'll feel the music is definitely going somewhere. Jarrett knows how to play the audience, and save his jazziest, most swinging music towards the end. This is, incidentally, when his vocalisations get most rampant, but surprisingly I don't mind much.
post #23 of 25

Just starting listening to Keith Jarrett in the last year and it's been a real revelation...

 

Started with the Koln concert at the suggestion of someone on this forum and have gone on from there. I think I'm only scratching the surface but I'm listening to the Bregenz concert at the moment and I've just bought Hymns and Spheres, which I think may be rather different. I particularly like the fact that I can get some of his work in high resolution format...

 

I hope this post reignites the Jarrett flame on Head-fi...

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post
 

Just starting listening to Keith Jarrett in the last year and it's been a real revelation...

 

Started with the Koln concert at the suggestion of someone on this forum and have gone on from there. I think I'm only scratching the surface but I'm listening to the Bregenz concert at the moment and I've just bought Hymns and Spheres, which I think may be rather different. I particularly like the fact that I can get some of his work in high resolution format...

 

I hope this post reignites the Jarrett flame on Head-fi...

Man, in this case, it's like we're twins. Was turned on to Jarrett this summer and after the Koln concert and Radiance, I've been digging deeper and deeper. Need to check out Bregenz

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Man, in this case, it's like we're twins. Was turned on to Jarrett this summer and after the Koln concert and Radiance, I've been digging deeper and deeper. Need to check out Bregenz
haven't heard radiance, you rate it?
Bregenz is very enjoyable.

Jarrett is a revelation,
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