Jarrett is one of the most important jazz pianists from the 60s, a superb improviser and member of Miles Davis’ fusion group in the late 60s and early 70s. This classic album, completely improvised on the night, at the Köln Opera House, Germany, 1975, has a unique sound indebted to unforeseen circumstances. Firstly, Jarrett’s piano was not the best, so he only used the middle registers. He’d also put his back out, so he was hardly flexible. However, Jarrett was known to pull out superb performances in the face of adversity, and this is the result. A work of genius, up there with A Love Supreme and Kind Of Blue.
Keith Jarrett - The KÃ¶ln Concert
Revolutionary jazz improvisation from 1975
ECM | 810067
Reviewed by Paul Rigby
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