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Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook - Companion Mixtape

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Two hours are so quick to fill and one has to often exclude tracks that deserve attention but for one reason or another (length, similarities to other selections, need for variety and flow etc.) don't find the right spot in the playlist... To remedy the situation we have a “companion mixtape" series when it's necessary to share great music in addition to that which is included in our regular show. Enjoy these additional renditions of Keith Jarrett music. ...

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Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 2

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the second part of this week's show we continue exploring the compositional genius of Keith Jarrett on the occasion of his 76th birthday, focusing on renditions of his tunes by other musicians. It is one of the ways we can celebrate the lasting contributions Keith Jarrett has made to the music world at a time where his health prevents him from playing the piano. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & ...

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Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 1

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


For over four and a half decades, Keith Jarrett has penned countless memorable compositions many of which have become an integral part of the repertoires of many of today's musicians. As his years at ECM have become increasingly focused on improvisational tour de forces or the exploration of the Great American Songbook, the compositions of Keith Jarrett that other musicians have been covering are mostly the tunes from his years with Atlantic and Impulse!, which perhaps better lend themselves to ...

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Album Review

Keith Jarrett: Budapest Concert

Read "Budapest Concert" reviewed by Scott Gudell


Keith Jarrett has always chosen wisely. Early on, the pianist partnered with musicians who helped shape the transition of jazz from the classic cool sounds of the 1950s though the more aggressive fusion period of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the early 1970s, Jarrett began a high wire act of recording and releasing a number of daring solo piano projects including the revered and respected Koln Concert (ECM, 1975). Manfred Eicher and his elite team at ECM Records ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Chick Corea & Keith Jarrett in Small Groups

Read "Chick Corea & Keith Jarrett in Small Groups" reviewed by Russell Perry


Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea emerged from the 60s among the best pianists of their generation. Recording steadily over the next five decades, they are iconic masters in many musical formats, particularly notable for their small ensemble work. As time has gone on, Jarrett has focussed on solo recordings and recordings in a trio with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, mostly live. While Corea records in a rich variety of settings, his best work is arguably in the intimate settings ...

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Book Review

Keith Jarrett: A Biography

Read "Keith Jarrett: A Biography" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Keith Jarrett: A Biography Wolfgang Sandner 215 Pages ISBN: 9781800500112 Equinox Publishing 2020 Given his impact on jazz and solo improvisation this past half century, relatively few are the books on Keith Jarrett. This is surprising, considering all the critical acclaim, the phenomenal influence he has had on countless musicians, his colossal commercial success and the headline-grabbing outbursts. Perhaps so few biographers have attempted to tackle Jarrett out of fear of failure to ...

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Album Review

Keith Jarrett: Budapest Concert

Read "Budapest Concert" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Burdened as it is by the news that, due to two strokes suffered in 2018, Keith Jarrett's glorious art of live composition is all but over, Budapest Concert has some serious heavy lifting to do. Triumphant and transcendent, it rises to the grand occasion and leaves the listener marveling at how any artist, of any age, of any discipline, can still capture the moment and the imagination so singularly as Jarrett does sixty years down the line. Recorded ...


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