Jan 30 2014
Pianist Keith Jarrett‘s The Köln Concert is a pretty big deal in jazz circles. It’s a recording of a solo performance, much of it improvised, and massively pretty at times. It’s sold a whole bunch of copies. It’s very different than the Keith Jarrett recordings I occasionally reference, from his American Quartet sessions in the 1970s.
At some point down the road, I’ll likely do an extended column that touches upon the various phases of Jarrett’s work. In the meantime, the preceding serves as the intro to two videos that put his music from that night to home video.
The first is a time lapse of the horizon from Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Japan. The second video is another time lapse that was taken of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, at night along the banks of the Seine River. Damn, but is Jarrett’s solo work just made for time lapse videos or what?
Have a great Thursday. And if you want any Keith Jarrett recs, feel free to ask in the comments below.