Keith Jarrett: The Köln Concert (Full Album)
Iâll never forget the first time I heard Keith Jarrett, in Japan. In 1973. In a tiny, smoky, crowded sushi bar/jazz club in Tokyoâs Shinjuku district, drinking hot sake, transported to a new understanding of music. The realization that a human being could improvise such transcendent music was a huge inspiration, a door opening to a new universe of possibilities. That night we listened to the entire vinyl recording of Facing You and it changed my life.
The KĂśln Concert was released two years later in 1975, and it remains one of the pinnacles of Jarrettâs live improvised work, with moments so beautiful theyâre not of this earth. This YouTube recording is the full album, in high resolution.