Keith Jarrett, Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne (1973)
There’s so much Keith Jarrett out there – and more by the day as he archives swell and see release. And maybe I want it all! I certainly want lots – and was pleased to get this, not exactly rare or anything, but good timing to find this at a good price too – a 3-LP boxset of his first significant recorded solo concerts based around improvisations. Blues, gospel, classical, folk-song, jazz – it’s all in there, all swirling. The mercurial tides that sweep in and then out and are always around and within every piece of Jarrett’s music…it’s a special magic. And maybe, in some sense, it started right here. There was Koln – shortly after this. And ever since that’s been the gold standard. It has the back-story, the passion, the sales, the acclaim. It has – and is – everything. But that ‘everything’ started here. The first snapshot of it, at least. So utterly remarkable.
Sample Track: Bremen, July 12, 1973, Part 1
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