The Köln Concert

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/16/1999 Original Release Date: 1975
Label: ECM Records
Style(s): Free
Picture of KOLN CONCERT Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. 1 - Keith Jarrett Source

Pianist Keith Jarrett’s inspired and lyrical performance, immortalized here as The Köln Concert, is rightfully remembered as an astonishing feat. Not only was Jarrett bucking the contemporary trends of fusion and the avant-garde through his free-wheeling, tonal piano music, but he was completely improvising while he did it. A seamless listening experience, ideas flow effortlessly from one to the next, all part of a cohesive whole. Jarrett nearly cancelled his performance that night in 1975 due to the wrong Bösendorfer piano, in poor condition, being delivered to the opera house stage. Luckily for all of us, he changed his mind.

1. Köln, Pt. 1
Length: 26:15
2. Köln, Pt. 2a
Length: 15:00
3. Köln, Pt. 2b
Length: 19:19
4. Köln, Pt. 2c
Length: 06:59
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 67:33
UPC: 042281006722