Keith Jarrett : Paris Concert (1988)

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Keith Jarrett : Paris Concert (1988)
Jazz (Mediative) | Solo Piano Live | MP3 256 VBR | 93 MB

Keith Jarrett, The Legend !

Pianist Keith Jarrett has carved out a unique place among comtemporary improvising musicians. After a brief mid-'60s stint with Art Blakey, Jarrett joined the enormously popular Charles Lloyd Quartet before being recruited by Miles Davis at the height of early fusion. Initially, Jarrett's solo career continued in a similar electric vein, but he soon turned exclusively to acoustic instruments. His improvised solo piano concerts captured genius at work, and his Standards Trio redefined the genre. In between, he has performed classical works and his own folk-inspired music, and he has been an outspoken critic of the commercialization of jazz.

The Paris Concert

The self-imposed quarantine on solo concerts over, Keith Jarrett returned to the improvisatory format that he virtually invented, mellower and more devotional than ever. Indeed, within the 38 minutes of solo improvisation captured at Paris's Salle Pleyel, Jarrett pulls further away from the old rousing (and thoroughly American) gospel, blues and folk roots of earlier concerts toward a more abstract concept. Opening with a soaring, lyrical canonic melody, he rambles through his familiar obsessive hammering, grand tremolos, and the like before topping it off with an ethereal tune that turns somber. There are two encores -- Russ Freeman's "The Wind," awhich begins with a brief swatch of Steve Reich-like minimalism but swiftly turns reflective the rest of the way, and "Blues," a welcome if brief return to one of the pianist's root sources. Again, Jarrett's virtuosic abilities are never in doubt, and he rarely flaunts his technique for its own sake, but one senses that the inspiration level is down; one doesn't come out of the CD all charged up as with many earlier solo concerts.

Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide

Et pour les Francophones :

Musique étrange. Inquiétante. Chaque fois, je ne peux m’empêcher de songer à ces mots d’Augustin : "cor nostrum inquietum est donec in Te requiescat". Cette musique a ceci de religieux qu’elle nous interpelle tous en nous invitant au silence, à notre rapport au monde, au temps. Qui passe et fuit sans que nous nous en rendions compte à l’écoute. De Musique.

Voilà pourquoi cet album est pour moi métaphysique : s’élève de ces notes l’angoisse. Comment vous dire ce que je ressens alors que petit à petit, elle monte, féroce et cruelle, inquisitrice pour nous demander à tous des comptes ? Fougueuse, elle m’interpelle, comme tous, elle vous interpellera tôt ou tard. Fière et hautaine, méprisant ce que nous sommes - mortels. (Par Hermes:

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