Keith Jarrett: The Köln Concert (Full Album)
Iâ€™ll never forget the first time I heard Keith Jarrett, in Japan. In 1973. In a tiny, smoky, crowded sushi bar/jazz club in Tokyoâ€™s 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 KĂ¶ln Concert was released two years later in 1975, and it remains one of the pinnacles of Jarrettâ€™s live improvised work, with moments so beautiful theyâ€™re not of this earth. This YouTube recording is the full album, in high resolution.