Wow, what a find on YouTube — a complete, high quality live performance of Keith Jarrett’s “European quartet” with Jan Garbarek (sax), Palle Danielsson (double bass), and Jon Christensen (drums), recorded in Hannover, Germany in 1974. I’ve seen pieces of this, but never the whole thing.
This is Keith in a pretty experimental phase, but not to the point of cacophony like some other free jazz experiments of the time. The intricacy of Jarrett’s compositions is counter-balanced by a shifting, sliding sense of time and phrasing that was one of this band’s unique signatures.
01 - Belonging 0:00
02 - Spiral Dance 5:01
03 - Blossom 19:01
04 - The Windup 34:56 (fade out)
Recorded in Hannover, April 18, 1974, 100th NDR Jazz Workshop, Funkhaus Hannover, Germany