Keith Jarrett: Creation | Album Review

Wed, May 20, 2015, 20:00

   
 

Album:
Creation

Artist:
Keith Jarrett

Label:
ECM

Genre:
Jazz

Seventy years after his birth, and 40 years after his Köln concert raised the art of solo piano to undreamt-of heights, Keith Jarrett remains the pre-eminent improviser on his instrument, capable of profoundly moving, spontaneous compositions.

These days – because of his artistic status, his long-standing relationship with ECM and, let’s be honest, an entire lack of personal modesty – his every note is recorded for posterity.

Even so, it’s four years since his last solo release, the joyously exuberant Rio.

This latest is more subdued, a selection of sometimes brooding but occasionally sublime ruminations, culled from live performances around the world in 2014, amounting to an unintended suite many Romantic-era classical composers would have been happy to have written.

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