Keith Jarrett is one of the most extraordinary musicians of our time and can rightly be called a genius. Born on May 8,1945, he was a child prodigy, playing professionally when he was a child of 8 years. He has worked with Art Blakey, Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis and with his own bands. His trio with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette is one of the premier trios in the history of this music. Jarrett has performed solo concerts since 1973. At first they were non-stop improvisations and some were classics and best sellers like the famous "Koln Concert". His approach to solo playing has changed as he now plays moods that are divided up. They are all totally improvised. Jarrett clears his head of extraneous thoughts and begins to play. The mood can be rhythmic and roiling or pastoral and romantic or lyrical or introspective and sad. Everything is open to Mr. Jarrett and that's what you will hear tonight......"Testament" recorded in late November and early December 2008 in Paris and London on a 3 CD set from ECM Records.
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Keith Jarrett · Testament Nov.2008