Sometimes there is music that you are only open to at certain times in your life. I don’t think I would have appreciated Keith Jarrett’s “Koln Concert” without some degree of maturity and experience under my belt. It’s not top-down highway driving music or Vevo video pop. This is introspective jazz that touches us in a way that music rarely can. The fact that an exhausted Jarrett improvised these solos at a near midnight concert with a piano he was reluctant to use, gave the recording a unique personality it might not have had otherwise. Art rises from the most unlikely sources sometimes. The spacious emotion, gentleness, and confidence of Jarrett’s playing ¬†create an atmosphere of intimacy that is hard to resist. It’s just a man and a piano. Simple and yet so much more.

 


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