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The Köln Concert

Keith Jarrett

1975

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The Köln Concert

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3.36

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If this was a footballer, it'd be Dimitar Berbatov during his career wind down at Fulham.

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Nice songs, interesting background story. But 1 hour of solo piano playing ends up just being background music.

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I've heard of this concert before, pretty sure I read about it in a book, but I can't remember exactly where! Really fascinating story though, that such an engaging concert was performed under such difficult and ridiculous circumstances. Could have done without the moaning throughout, but maybe that's part of his style? Plus when you're improvising and suffering from back pain I won't fault somebody for making odd noises

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Piano-instrument only which I love. Easy to listen to and have on in the background.

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Wow, amazing! As I make my way through these 1,001 albums, I think I will look back at Jarett’s Koln Concert as the one that finally got me to appreciate this genre. I mean I didn’t need a class in music theory or have to read a critic’s detailed explanation on why I should enjoy this. I was just blown away by the music which transported me to a place where I could see this artist on stage painting brilliant scenes with his music. Really this performance has rewired my neurons to fire differently now. Bonus note how I appreciated the record producer’s decision to leave in the applause so the listener will know that the audience knew they were witnessing a magical special moment. Bravo!

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that was actually really cool just a dude messing around with the piano for an hour i don’t know if i’ll be listening to it again very soon but i still really appreciated it for what it was to think this dude could create such beautiful pieces off the top of his head just blows my mind i love his talent and i think that album is very special to me 10/10 - no complaints, just a great album

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I think this album really represents something unique - a special piece of music you should hear before you die because of it's interesting story, not just because of it being an influential album. Would love to see more good, but novel recordings included in this list that have fun stories like this one. You could probably get rid of some repetitive beatles and bowie albums to fit in interesting things like this instead. || Moaning throughout was hilarious, and the music is great. but itis the story, the ridiculous circumstances of the performance and improv, and novelty of it all that bumps this up from a 3.5 to a 5 in my eyes.

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I actually discovered this in the early days of the pandemic when I found myself hardly able to listen to music. This has been a constant in the period since. Technically, it’s wonderful of course, but it’s also been that bit of a lifeline for me.

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5

The infinite power of being at the current moment. Beautiful. I wish I was there.

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There are some amazing moments on this album. I find it really poignant those moments when he struggles to find the groove and then suddenly it hits and the flow is just incredible. Some people are bothered by his vocalizations and I admit that it can become somewhat distracting but when you learn to listen around the vocalizing, to close your eyes and let the music wash over you it is a really all encompassing experience. 5 🌟

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Now this is jazz I can get behind. The first track is absolutely gorgeous. I wasn't paying close attention at first (jazz is usually background music to me), but about 4 minutes in I found myself drawn in and captivated. I ended up transfixed the entire time. Beautiful track. The second track is outstanding also, and I love how there were so many unique motifs on this album. Too many jazz albums sound like "more of the same." This album was constantly evolving and flowing. Mind-boggling that this is mostly improvised. I spent the day playing this album on repeat and kept finding new moments that surprised me. This is what jazz should be. Outstanding.

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Wow. Infectious. Twenty seconds in and I was blown away by the beauty of his playing. I know in another post I said I enjoy lyrics too but not necessary here. I went down the rabbit hole to find out about him and this concert - pretty much just him "jamming" and figuring it out as he went. Wow. Part 1 is incredible.

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It is miraculous when you realise he is making it up as he goes along.

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Amazing. He improvised the entire thing...that's just...wow. I get why he's so revered, and this album is so celebrated. I realized as I listened to it again that it takes some effort and concentration to stay with it; then I remember they only thing my lazy-arsed-self is doing is listening. Playing this? Making it up as I go along? Whoa.

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Was amazing piano instrumental. I will listen again.

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Incredibly beautiful piano only album

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Captivating virtuoso improvised piano jazz concert performance - a wonderful achievement, all the more impressive because of the challenges and adversity along the way (the Wikipedia page is a must read to understand this album). A work of art. Thrilled to have been introduced to this music by this project.

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Amazing.

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Brilliant

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Absolutely fantastic.

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I thought this was absolutely fantastic, crazy random vocalizations and all. I was in a near delirious state with 103 degree fever while listening so your mileage may vary.

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This album is fucking great. I listened to it twice, once in the driving range and at night when I was reading a book. I have never heard of this artist or album. Welcome to the regular music rotation.

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This is exactly the kind of thing I signed up for this service for. Never heard of Keith Jarrett before. This album is lit. Amazing solo piano jazz.

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Amazing piano! Really fantastic relaxing music to listen to

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5 Beautiful Stars

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Very fun and uplifting piano music

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Good damn!

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It’s refreshing to hear such pure talent and skill. Sublime

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To simplify…a musician with a bad back who was hungry, slightly grumpy and playing a piano that wasn’t even the one he asked for and was substandard at that, improvised this piano solo. I’m blown away by it and the talent of the musician. I wouldn’t term this as Jazz, just an absolutely beautiful piece of music. 5/5

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I am a little biased because I play piano and love it so much. But this jazz improvisation was absolutely gorgeous and I have heard so much of Jarrett before that I was worried my expectations wouldn't be met. They were surpassed. Lovely.

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Cool jazz piano I saved it

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What do you mean this is all improvised?

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For some reason, the generator generated three live albums in one week or so - I can do without the humming, but these improvised jazz piano songs form definitely a piece of timeless music that never gets old.

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This was very nice music to have on in the background.

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It's amazing especially looking at the circumstances in which this concert happened. Keith Jarret had mild food poisoning, he was playing on wrong piano and there was some delay to everything that happened. Even with those hurdles he managed to perform one of the best (recorded) piano jazz concerts.

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Paraná lá, paraná lê, buê. Paraná-nara, lá-ra. Paraná-nara, lá-ra. An overall upbeat yet very emotional piano.

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Broken pianos are no match for this legend

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Saved Prior: None Saved: Whole Album Overall Notes: This is really really good. This is transcendently good jazz. Beautiful.

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OH MY GOD. My favorite piano record of all time! Completely improv’d- I believe this is still the highest selling solo improv record of all time. Absolutely stunning, Keith knows his way around 88 keys better than just about anyone.

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FIVE STARS An all-time classic. This record encapsulates a moment that's just simply magical. Among other things, Keith Jarrett is known for his piano improvisations drifting between jazz and classical, and this one here is a keeper that will entrance you with its melodies and intense ostinatos. Some experts will probably tell you this is *not* Jarrett's best live album, yet maybe it's just snobbery on their part. This thing here is definitely one of the best entry points into his universe (one I wish I had taken the time to know a little better--maybe in the years to come, who knows?). As is usually the case with those five-stars albums, I won't write a full-blown review about this particular record, because others have already written wonderful stuff about it and there's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. It's just a gem. Go and listen to it a.s.a.p. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 945 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 25 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 15 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important to me):

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Why oh why did I wait so long to listen to this album? Growing up my father was always telling me I had to listen to this album and the whole story behind it but I never followed through. I should have earlier. I love Jarrett's piano playing here. To think it's all improvised. So fantastic.

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Have never heard of this concert or Keith Jarret, really enjoyed this on first listen, then after listening about the story of the live show and this was improvised blew me away, this really is a masterpiece and deserves the full 5 stars.

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This album is a perfect example of the problem of labels. I am not quite sure what I listened to but if you asked I would not have called it jazz. I would have said a beautiful hour of solo piano though. I've only ever listened to Jarrett's work with Miles and the trio of him, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock but this is something completely different. What I also found interesting is that he's done an album of Gurdjieff piano music, which this kind of made me think of a little bit. Last interesting tidbit is that this was recorded at the Cologne opera house at almost midnight after an opera was performed in the same location that night.

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My co-judge called this Muzak, but she was eating breakfast at the time and it's easy for an unaccompanied piano concert to get lost in the background. I, on the other hand, thought it (esp. Part I) was brilliant. He changes moods effortlessly, with lots bit of improvisation. I appreciate that it's difficult for one instrument to hold the audience's attention for a 1 hour + concert - not to mention he was playing on a busted piano! It's hilarious how long they wait to clap after each piece - it ain't over 'til it's over.

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I'm glad there was a piano concert included in the 1001. This guy is amazing and if I read the notes correctly he did it with his piano out of tune.

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Jaaa is iets helemaal anders. Perfect om te concentreren, ik vind dat tof

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4 Dit is mooi! Ik wil heel graag piano kunnen spelen nu. Later in men huis komt er sowieso eentje! Perfect als achtergrond muziek

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rustig maar o zo mooi

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Nice relaxing piano music. I dug it. 4

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Пианизм то ли поп, то ли джаз. Приятно, но лучше фоном — может надоесть

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Like a light summer rain, much needed and beneficial.

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Róleg píanótónlist, læv flutningur. Ágætis bakgrunnsafþreying.

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Ещё предстоит понять

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Very, very good jazz piano improvisation. This was a great listen.

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This was a really nice and wonderful album of some jazz piano. I listened to it a few times and each time it was more enjoyable. The sounds were impressive and the backstory on it makes it even more impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed it 8.0/10

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Starts well

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Amazing that he played this on a crappy piano.

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Surprisingly good, even if jazz piano is no my thing. Good background mudguard.

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Above others by a head and neck. The control over the keys was pretty cool. Mixed up a lot of timing too. Enjoyed more than I expected

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I started off thinking it was the bg music for an old cartoon, but I did get into it. Yes, it's beautiful and interesting, but I probably won't listen to it much and I've already forgotten most of it.

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Fantastic. Really enjoyed the first track. The segments when he gets popping are the definition of nod-inducing. I’ll be coming back to this one a lot.

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I really liked this. There was so much sound that came out of one guy and a piano. The way is built in waves and crashed down to do it again was awesome.

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This is pretty amazing. Beautiful piano improvisations, even more impressive after reading the story behind this concert on Wikipedia. A crappy rehearsal piano, which caused him to focus more on the bass and middle keys, exhausted and with back problems, and no proper meal before the performance. Out of adversity comes beauty though. Very nice. 4 stars.

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Jazz piano improv

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Piano, klassiek met jazzy invloeden

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I appreciate the background story and I play piano a bit. But I don't think I'm up to actually commenting on this one. I will just enjoy soaking in its dances and rhythms whenever the time is right.

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Legendary, but you’ve got to be in the right mood for that

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I've been slowly gaining an appreciation for jazz and I'm very happy this album was on the list of 1001 albums because I hadn't heard it before. Live improvised piano piece isn't something my younger self would have tolerated, so I listened with a open mind and open ears. A wonderful way to spend an hour or so, though it was background music while I was painting (art, not walls). It was a perfect mood for creating. Enjoyable listen!

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Really nice piano…live

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nice background music while painting. feels very organic and cool.

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Really good background music. Would probably have been exceptional to have actually been there. Not something I would be actively sitting down and listening to, but then I'm not sure you really have to. It's good.

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Väldigt bra! Hittar en hel del känsla och passion i pianospelandet.

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Come to Brazil!

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De pogga fr

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The piano is very soothing.

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never listened to a piano concert before, and i must say i was pleasantly surprised, i felt like the music told a story without words or any hint towards it which was a cool experience

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Pretty good live album with Jarrett playing solo piano, though I think I prefer the piano trio stuff. In this live setting, the involuntary humming and half-singing along with the melodies that we know from Jarrett was less of a distraction than I expected it to be.

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The best part are the little noises you hear in the background

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Had no expectations having not heard of Keith Jarrett before. Good listen.

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Live albums, especially piano, are so much fun to just put on and let play. This one was no different. Enjoyable from start to finish. The talent that is required to play something like this, for hours, is quite remarkable. I enjoyed this, having no idea what I was getting into.

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This is very chill and calming

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Decent chill piano music

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Very cool bit of playing on the piano

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Lovely. Dramatic. Great if you're looking for some background piano music that is engaging enough, but never really distracting.

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The album that changed the perception of jazz for so many people. It still sound relevant after all these years.

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I wasn't expecting to enjoy this, having been subjected to some of that modal stuff, hard bop, and other totally unmusical styles of jazz. I read a review that said he improvises, which is usually code for harsh music from technical types who like to show off their skills. Or would he just play discordant chords, which seems to be another jazz piano trait. NO! This is lovely, melodic, mostly peaceful music that can play away in the background, but is quite glorious to hear with headphones on. He understands melody and phrasing and has the happy knack of knowing when it's time to change things up.

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Amazing. Captivating. I was emotionally drawn to from beginning to end. What a talent.

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4/22/2022 Today's Album: "The Köln Concert" by Keith Jarrett - This is a really excellently performed improv piano concerto recorded in Cologne, Germany in 1975. All that really needs to be said is this mf can play some piano. Throw out what immediately comes to mind when you think piano concerto because this performance travels from so many different levels of energy and ways of playing it feels really fresh and exciting (at least upon first listen). It's insanely well recorded for being live and you can even hear when he feels really proud of himself for something and lets out a little laugh or cums in his pants a little. I think the first part is a little bit more of a slog to get to, but it definitely doesn't feel like it's full 26 minute runtime. Sometimes the sounds he's letting out are even a little concerning, but the music is good enough to warrant it. I really like how upbeat and lively the first half of part A of part 2 is and then how it slows down into this kind of dark and slow section. All the way through the different speeds and grooves, he's just playing the fuck out of the piano. The chord structures feel new and interesting, but it doesn't feel like he goes off the rails too much. Part B is a lot more brooding and really made me notice just how much interplay and coordination there is between the left and right hands throughout this whole album. The transitions between different moods are also done really well and make it feel like a really cohesive experience. Part B really takes off as it develops and just does a beautiful job of transitioning from idea to idea while building this atmosphere. Part C made me notice that this guy is just creating such solid groves solely out of the way he is hitting the piano keys while also just playing some of the most technically and musically impressive piano playing I may have ever heard. He has so much control over the keys and the fact this whole thing is improv just blows my mind. Part C is only 7 minutes and therefore ends the album off in a really digestible and satisfying way. I think he even may incorporate some melodies from the other 2 parts which is pretty insane when you think of just how much this guy is making up on the spot. The entire album is just a fantastic performance that is great to just sit down and contemplate life to. It's beautiful and unique and musically dense and I think anyone with any sort of classical music and jazz background will love this piece of music. Score: 9/10 Highlights: Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. 2 A, Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. 2 C

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Beautiful background music

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Seeing this live is on my time machine bucket list.

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Concierto para piano. Me ha gustado. Un 4.

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I really enjoyed this. I had no idea how proficient Keith Jarrett was.

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For an album that is solely recorded with one instrument and was improvised, and considering the distuptive circumstances a Jarrett had with the wrong piano, the long drive and barely eating due to his restaurant order arriving late, The Köln Concert is something to be proud of. The ultimate example of When Life Gives You Lemons... I do have to say my respect for this album is a bit more than my actual enjoyment I got from this. A bit cynical I know, but I just didn't love it.

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J’avais écouté cet album il y a vingt ans, parce qu’on nous présentait ça à l’université comme un moment important dans la carrière de Keith Jarrett et dans l’histoire du jazz. Le fait que tout était complètement improvisé et que tout s’était mal passé durant la préparation du spectacle était mis de l’avant pour nous convaincre de la qualité du pianiste. À l’époque, j’avais trouvé ça un peu quétaine et ennuyeux. Aujourd’hui, je pense être plus apte à trouver ça intéressant. C’est en fait très intéressant et ça teinte tout ce qu’il a fait après, et pas seulement en solo.

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Beautiful album

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I enjoyed listening to this. Part I in particular sounded very… lyrical. But I have to be honest, I started to lose focus on it somewhere in to part II. I think if I was there at the concert I would have appreciated it more.

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This is a perhaps the most iconic solo piano album ever. It was interesting to read on Wiki about all the screw-ups that preceded this concert, very impressive that he was able to pull it off despite all the adversity. My only complaint is Jarrett's trademark moaning and wailing while he plays which is a bit distracting. Favourite track for me is Pt II, C.

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Ich kann hier nun wirklich keine kompetente Bewertung bezüglich Könnens, Genrebezeichnung (Malo, das ist doch Acid, oder) und Verortung des Keith Jarrett im Musik Zirkus abliefern. Mir gefällt aber das flirrende, wiederholend variantenreiche Spiel. Klavier ist eh ein riesentolles Instrument, alle Komponisten und Spieler werden jedoch immer eine Welt für sich bilden, die zu erkunden wohl eine Lebensaufgabe darstellt, wie mit Ü40 Chinesisch zu erlernen. Deswegen bleibt die qualifizierte Meinung darüber aus, ob Keith gut spielt, welche Fehler eingepreiste Varianten sind und welche nunja Fehler sind und ob das kitschig oder virtuos sei. Mir gefällt es, jedoch ohne die große Dringlichkeit seiner Performance. Salomonische 2.5

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got pretty intense in the middle. the guy has some mad stamina.

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Virtuosismo al piano. Atemporal

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This album was fine, but it's not particularly my style of jazz

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Beautiful concert piano. A bit too relaxing for a work setting, but perfect for background music at home.

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Мне кажется я не понял

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Some nice jazz piano, I like it. The crowd is quite enough that the live element doesn't bother me. You can hear him humming along to his playing sometimes..

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It's okay

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Piano was nice. Weird human noises in there tho

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Quite enjoyed this as background music but wouldn't call it anything more.

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chill piano music

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Tak koscistego zywca jeszcze na plejsce nie bylo, tylko jeden artysta, jeden instrument i podowjny krazek jest ich wynikowa, artysta jest Keith Jarrett, ktorego nie kojarze, bo solowego materialu nie ma az tak duzo w porownaniu do tego na ilu albumach wystepuje lacznie, bo gral nawet u Davisa czy z jazz messengersami, natomiast jego instrumentem jest pianino, czyli rowniez pojecia o nim nie mam, opis albumu mowi o jakis zamiankach pianinowych, graniu na sprzecie ktory mozna se rozbic o kant dupy, o tym jak Keithowi sie nie chcialo nagrywac jakiegos koncertu dla smarkuli w kolonii, ciezko stwierdzic jaki to gatunek, bo chyba nigdy nie sluchalem solowych klawiszowych jazzow, ale najblizej kojarzy mi sie z evansowym graniem na postbopowych albumach, chociaz jazz to jednak nie jest to malpia improwizacja barowa, a jednak koncert operowy, wiec i publika odzywa sie jedynie nagrodzic brawami na koniec traka, sam muzyk tez nie wchodzi w interakcje z publika poza sama muzyka, calosc podzielona jest na dwie czesci, przy czym pierwsza ma 26 minut jako jeden trak, wiec naprawde potezna improwizacja, druga czesc jest podzielona na trzy traki, najkrotszy ma 6 minut, wiec jak znalazl na plejke, nadal nie jestem przekonany do klawiszy, ale jednak sluchalo sie dobrze albumu jako soundtracka do lektury, moze niezbyt gatunkowo trafilem, bo czarny jazz z napoleonska rasijom, ale jednak sprawdzil sie wysmienicie, pewnie nie bedzie mi dane zrozumiec fenomenu tego picku na liscie muzyki rozrywkowej, bo az 104 wydania tego krazka i nadal pojawiajace sie nowe musza o czyms swiadczyc

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Different

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This was pretty good. I found out after listening that it was all improvised which is impressive. I could personally have done without the moaning and wooing throughout. Still, music was pretty.

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Good, not my genre.

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74. The Köln Concert - Keith Jarrett - 4 tracks The best selling piano recording in history? It's ok, but it doesn't do it for me. It's good, of course it's good, but it doesn't make me want to listen to it again. 3/5

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Relaxing album, classical not generally my genre, but enjoyed it well enough

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Lovely piano

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Meh. Very nice, very impressive, but just doesn't move me in the way that guitars and vocals do. Interesting story behind it though, with the wrong piano being brought, and then needing tuned, and then ... just read the Wikipedia page!

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What a great, relaxing album. Very enjoyable. First time I've heard it. 3/5

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Classic mid-70's piano jazz..

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It was enjoyable to listen to, but I wouldn't revisit it again.

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3. very pleasant, though nothing i'd go back to in the future I don't believe.

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Really grew on me as I listened throughout the day. Brings up emotions unexpectedly.

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חמוד ממש

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Wow, that first song is amazing

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Just not my cup of tea

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Relaxing.

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improve jazz kinda brazy sometimes. couldn't handle this regularly. but it hit somewhat for a focused work sesh

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Nice

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Above-average background piano jazz

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Pretty cool he improv’d this whole shiz!

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Well folks, you heard it here first. I like a solo jazz piano album. Dude's complex with his whole orchestration, and the story of how this album came to be is also great. I also like that Keith Jarrett sued Steely Dan.

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nice and then fairly irritating

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Not my thing - it was nice piece of music though

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Cet album, comme de nombreux autres, a été marqué de la patte du célébre Jim Morrisson. Nous sommes en 1975, dans le célèbre RheinEnergie Stadium. Après une victoire de l'Allemagne face à la Suède scéllée grâce à un doublé de Lukas Podolski, enfant de la ville, un concert sera organisé mettant en scène le jazzman Keith Jarett. Ce dernier devait venir proposer une heure de show, offrant son fabuleux piano-voix à la population homosensible de Cologne. Ce dernier sera accompagné de Jim Morrison à la technique, qui devra s'occuper de toute l'ingénieurie sonore, comme à son habitude. Quelques heures avant le concert, Jim monte sur scène, équipé de son crayon derrière l'oreille, et procéda aux derniers ajustements. Il tourna notamment le microphone en orbite sur 3.5 tours, avant de s'écrier "Là c'est bon, tout est prêt". La suite, vous la connaissez certainement désormais. Keith Jarrett va chanter une heure durant dans le micro, sans se douter que ce dernier ne captait absolument pas sa voix. Le public, un peu décontenancé, apprécia cependant cette heure instrumentale.

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Un magnifique concert de jazz totalement improvisé de la part de notre Keth Jarrett. Celui-ci a ce-jour-là remplacé George Michael au pied levé qui devait à l'origine se produire devant le public lgbt-friendly de Cologne mais a eu un empêchement de dernière minute. N'ayant rien préparé, Keith s'assoit devant son piano et se sent très vite galvanisé par les « youhou » et autre « youhihou » émanant de la fosse. À mi-concert, il est déstabilisé par la montée sur scène d'un fan bien décidé à lui couper ses pointes abîmées à l'aide d'un peigne et d'une paire de ciseaux. La sécurité intervient très vite et le concert se ira jusqu'à son terme sans encombre.

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I found this best listening late at night when I could concentrate. It grew on me as initially I hadn't the patience to sit for 26 mins when I tried it in the morning. The guy is just so talented and the back story to the concert makes you wonder how good it could have been although maybe it was amazing because of the adversity?

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nice. a little bit boring.

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Cool jazz and pop piano grooves and melodies. Pleasant to listen. I think I liked the first 25 minutes best and then some later bits of the album which reminded me of Rachmaninov's piano concertos. A high 3.

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The man can play a mean piano. And that’s about all I have to say

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Very enjoyable … for about 20 minutes.

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Made me want steak and red wine -

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A bit of an atypical ECM album, yet very typical ECM album: none mainstream jazz packing a punch that makes one wonder why, exactly, it isn't mainstream. Not my typical kind of music, yet made of stuff that could warm a soul on a dark cold night (with the help of capable hi-fi).

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Nice playing but didn't like the length and relative similar sound of the pieces. Would have liked more themes and versatility

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This was good, nothing amazing.

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J'aime comment il chante ce qu'il joue. C'est fou de penser que l'ensemble de l'oeuvre est improvisée et qu'il a adapté son jeu à cause des contraintes techniques de l'instrument. Pour un live, c'est un bon enregistrement.

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I listened to it, I liked it...but I think I like the story behind the work more than the performance itself?

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I’ve heard about Jarrett for years. This is the first time I’ve sat down and really listened. Great performance!

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2e écoute de cet album en peu de temps. Voici ce que j'en avais dit: "J'aime comment il chante ce qu'il joue. C'est fou de penser que l'ensemble de l'oeuvre est improvisée et qu'il a adapté son jeu à cause des contraintes techniques de l'instrument. Pour un live, c'est un bon enregistrement."

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Relation amour haine avec ce pianiste Génial mais insupportable J'aime bien ses albums trio jusqu'à ce qu'il se mette à couinner sans bon sens. Ici le vocal est supportable. Impros assez épiques mais pas mal diatonique, frisant la musak à l'occasion. On l'entends se battre avec la pédale du piano qui n'allait pas bien. Étonnant qu'il ai joué le monsieur qui annule le concert si qqun déballe un bonbon ou tousse (mon fantasme secret) Une étoile en bonus pcq ça s'approche du jazz et cette liste en compte trop peu

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Interesting, but not really for me.

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Not bad really. Not something I’d listen to generally, but listened all the way through and was impressed.

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Love the man, love his improvisations, put up with his strange howling. However, I much prefer his trio settings. I know everyone loves this record, but I find it a bit ponderous.

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Listened Before? N Well, this was a surprise. I actually enjoyed this jazz piano album more than I thought I would. It does feel very 70s to me, but that may be because I've heard it before when I was a kid and didn't realize it or something. Anyway it was solid and not boring or repetitive. My highest rating for an album without vocals. Added to Library? N

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Ja, das ist ganz schöne Musik. Sohni findet das auch. Aber, mit Bitte um Entschuldigung für Bock auf Schlägerei: ich empfinde sie als Geklimper. Berührt mich kaum, macht auch wenig Lust mich tiefer zu öffnen, und das Label "meistverkaufte Solojazzplatte aller Zeiten" is ja nu auch kein Qualitätssiegel. Super Story natürlich mit der jungen Vera Brandes, dem kaputten Flügel, dem R4 und dem Essen, aber trotzdem: Mer losse d'r Dom in Kölle und wollen heute mal nicht mehr als 2,4 geben. Köbes, bringen Sie mir einen Tee!

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Ehhhhh, this was very jazz heavy. It wasn't bad but can't think when I would ever listen too again

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I don’t think I will listen to it again but it was nice

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Piano music it’s ok

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The story behind this album is incredible. Much respect - I probably won’t listen again but as far as Jazz albums go this was one of the better ones so far.

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An interesting listen, definitely something that I would not normally listen to unless I was perhaps going to a concert specifically for this. I can appreciate that Keith Jarrett is a very good pianist, but I will probably never listen to this again. No Best/Worst as I think it should be treated as a whole performance.

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Undoubtedly a great piano player; just not very interesting to me.

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If this was half the length I would have rated it much higher. As it is, it's over an hour of just piano solos. It's not bad, just way too long.

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Is the way he improvised his music given the difficulties and the circumstances impressive? Yes. Are the melodies interesting for someone who doesn't know a single thing about jazz or music theory (like me)? At some moments, yes. A good background music for doing some tasks for school or work? If you don't mind the moaning sounds, yes. So does that mean that I enjoyed this piano fiddling that stretches for more than an hour? No.

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too much piaano

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Flink på piano, og kan være bra bakgrunnsmusikk

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Lekker toegankelijke piano muziek. Soms een beetje teveel "adlib" gepingel, maar gelukkig corrigeert het dan weer snel in een leuke melodie. Goed te luisteren op de achtergrond. Soms is het een beetje langdradig. Daarnaast gaat een hele tijd eenzelfde instrument ook wel vervelen. **

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Live plinky plonky piano.

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Keith is a fantastic player and his music is interesting and beautiful. I’m just not a huge fan of this style of playing.

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jojo han är säkert duktig men kom igen.

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píanórúnk

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A relaxing listen, talented pianist, but not particularly engaging.

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Not the worst jazz sounds nice and it's impressive that he just made it up or whatever but doesn't move me

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Not really my style, though it's obvious there's a lot of skill at play here.

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It's nice background music but the album was too long for me.

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Slept on it, extremely talented man but fuck me this is boring. Also, the groans and grunts as he plays are off putting and distracting.

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Good pianist, but a whole album of improv is boring.

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I respect the talent but not my thing at all.

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Denne personen kan uten tvil spille piano. Dette faller litt i kategorien som hadde vært bedre live. Ikke så rart med tanke på at det er et live-album. Periodevis som massasje for ørene.

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Tinnitus made this a hard listen.

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Quite boring.

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No ty

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the sims pause music

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Not a fan of jazz piano. This could be excellent and it would still remind me of elevators and hallmark movies too much to be enjoyed

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Wanted to appreciate this more but at the end of the day it wasn’t for me. Even tried to give it a second chance and couldn’t really get past part I. Undeniably impressive skill and talent especially given circumstances, but I couldn’t personally enjoy it.

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i do not like instrumental albums lmao

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Piano snooze, but appreciate he did the concert on my birthday

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Technically excellent but bereft of any structure which leaves it sounding like a self indulgent ivory wankfest.

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No entiendo está música

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