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Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Peter Elsdon

Abstract

Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His Köln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because of the music on the record, but also because of the remarkable reception it has received from musicians and lay-listeners alike. Since the album's 1975 release, it has sold over three million copies: a remarkable achievement for any jazz record, but an unprecedented feat for a two-disc set of solo piano performances featuring no well-known songs. This book seeks to uncover what it is about this reco ... More

Keywords: Keith Jarrett, jazz pianist, piano performance, Köln Concert, live performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199779253
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Elsdon, author
Lecturer in Music, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom