Here is an incomplete list of other information about Keith Jarrett.

Keith Jarrett playing Danny Boy

I still remember my first encounter with Keith Jarrett’s album , recorded 40 years ago this week.
Keith Jarret playing. Footage from "Keith Jarrett: Last Solo". Tokyo '84 Encore.
Last Dance
Keith Jarrett will play a solo concert at the Parco Della Musica in Rome on July 12, 2016.

The Koln Concert

  • Review
  • TAG : KEITH JARRETT: Yes.JO REED: Why did you do that?
  • KEITH JARRETT: The CD can give you---the ones I decide that should come out are ones I also decide as a listener. What is happening to me while I listen to it? If it's enough of what was going on, and if-- you know, if there's enough that it should come out and other people should hear it, then I know that.

    KEITH JARRETT: Well, you know, it was a gradual trying to play again. I had a rehearsal with the trio in the studio maybe a year and a half after I got sick. And had a relapse immediately.
    I think it took another six months before I could say I trusted myself. So-- so let's say two years. Two years of being totally absent from the scene in a way.

  • KEITH JARRETT: Chronic fatigue sucks. (LAUGHTER) It's-- the-- the best explanation of it that I've heard is it's like the last four months in an AIDS patient's life. But it goes on forever. But I found a doctor who was having success. And I stuck with him. Followed his protocol.

    KEITH JARRETT: What I'm seeking is that. This music that's in the air that is ready to be played at all times, that's why I show up at a concert. That's why I do solo concerts in particular because the trio has a manifesto. You know, we know what we can do and can't do and drums are drums and bass is bass.

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    Keith Jarrett was born Pennsylvania to a mother of Austrian and Hungarian descent and a father of either French or Scotch-Irish descent. He grew up in suburban Allentown with significant early exposure to music. Keith Jarrett possesses absolute pitch, and he displayed prodigious musical talents as a young child. He began piano lessons just before his third birthday, and at age five he appeared on a TV talent program hosted by the swing bandleader Paul Whiteman. Keith Jarrett gave his first formal piano recital at the age of seven, playing works by composers including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns, and ending with two of his own compositions. Encouraged especially by his mother, Keith Jarrett took intensive classical piano lessons with a series of teachers, including Eleanor Sokoloff of the Curtis Institute. In Keuth Jarrett teens, as a student at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Jarrett learned jazz and quickly became proficient in it. In his early teens, he developed a strong interest in the contemporary jazz scene; a Dave Brubeck performance was an early inspiration. At one point, he had an offer to study classical composition in Paris with the famed teacher Nadia Boulanger – an opportunity that pleased Keith Jarrett's mother but that Jarrett, already leaning toward jazz, decided to turn down.

  • キース・ジャレット
    出生名 Keith Jarrett
    生誕 1945年5月8日(71歳)
    出身地 アメリカ合衆国
    ジャンル ジャズ
    担当楽器 ピアノ
    活動期間 1966年-
    レーベル アトランティック・レコード
    ユニバーサル ミュージック グループ
    共同作業者 マイルス・デイヴィス

    KEITH JARRETT: Less so after chronic fatigue syndrome, when I made a kind of resolution to be an improviser until I had to stop.

KEITH JARRETT: Or using your cell phone.

I'm all for a person being into their craft, even to the point of some self-absorption (Think of cats like Monk that mentally inhabited such an insular musical world), but Keith Jarrett deserves the same amount of respect he gives his audiences- none. It's a privilege to be given the opportunity to perform for an audience, and they paid good money to be entertained and treated fairly. I can understand respectfully refraining from the shouts of exultation from the audience that usually accompany most jazz performances, however asking to refrain from involuntary noises like coughs and sneezes is completely unreasonable, not to mention nearly impossible. And on top of it all, Jarrett's constant groans and squeals during his solos don't seem to throw him off even a little bit. Seems all a bit hypocritical to me. If he's really as absorbed in the music as he appears to be, a solitary cough from the audience shouldn't be enough to derail his concentration. While I recognize his talent, his pettiness and downright childishness devalues the artistic merit of the work he's creating. Usually, I don't let the personal attitude of an artIst get in the way of the art they create- Mingus was a mean spirited individual at times who created some of the most sincere and soul revealing music of the 20th century- but Jarrett's music coupled with his immaturity and condescension towards the audience only confirms the plasticity of what he produces.