The Koln Concert, by Keith Jarrett, was performed on January 24, 1975, and the album was released later that year. This was a concert which was doomed for failure. Despite the obstacles that stood before Jarrett, including an extremely unfit piano that he was forced to employ, he pulled off one of the greatest “sleight of hand” feats ever to grace a stage. He not only put on a grand performance, but the album became the best-selling solo album in jazz history, as well as the best-selling piano album.
Don’t stop here. Be sure to check out more of Keith Jarrett’s music, as all of it will please your ears.
Jazz, jazz, and nothing but jazz.
Next week: Sade