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Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Peter Elsdon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199779253
eISBN:
9780190268244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His Köln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because ... More


Chapter 1

Peter Elsdon

in Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199779253
eISBN:
9780190268244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter considers the importance of Europe in Jarrett's career, particularly in the development of his solo playing, and the manner in which that mode of performance was formulated during the ... More


Chapter 3

Peter Elsdon

in Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199779253
eISBN:
9780190268244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter develops an understanding of Jarrett's particular kind of approach to solo playing. His first solo piano recording, the 1971 Facing You, was one of a number of solo records made by ... More


Chapter 4

Peter Elsdon

in Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199779253
eISBN:
9780190268244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter surveys a number of theoretical perspectives on free improvisation and Jarrett's music. The idea that the act of listening is to participate in a sense of shared time with the improviser ... More


Introduction

Peter Elsdon

in Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199779253
eISBN:
9780190268244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199779253.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Köln Concert is a special or phenomenal record, not simply because of its sales but because of how listeners have responded to it. It became special because of a kind of ideology that can be ... More


Freedom and Fusion

Ted Gioia

in The History of Jazz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190087210
eISBN:
9780190087227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087210.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The avant-garde (or “free jazz”) musicians who came to the forefront of jazz during the late 1950s and early 1960s mounted a revolutionary movement that challenged all the conventions of the idiom, ... More


“Impossible to stop just now. Why, if I could only prove one simple little lemma”

Andreas Elpidorou

in Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190912963
eISBN:
9780197524343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912963.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

By presenting real stories of frustrations, failures, and successes—Andrew Wiles’ proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, Keith Jarrett’s unforgettable 1975 Köln performance, and Thomas Edison’s struggles ... More


Ailey Celebrates Ellington

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses the interest of Alvin Ailey in the history of African American musical forms, especially modern jazz. He collaborated with various classically trained jazz musicians for his ... More


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