Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 8 pm
Keith Jarrett returns to New York’s Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM to perform one his rare solo piano concerts. The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations and will be his only solo concert worldwide in Winter 2014.
Keith Jarrett who received a NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) Jazz Masters Awards two weeks ago on January 13 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center complex has come to be recognized worldwide as one of the most creative and uncompromising musicians of our times - universally acclaimed as an improviser of unsurpassed genius. Over the past 5 decades, his landmark improvised solo piano concerts and recordings have incorporated a broad spectrum of musical languages evoking a dynamic creative process producing spontaneous music that is both deeply personal, yet universal.
The solo piano improvisations on his best-selling ECM Records solo piano recordings such as Facing You, Solo Concerts, Koln Concert, Sun Bear Concerts, Paris Concert, Vienna Concert, La Scala, Radiance, Carnegie Hall Concert and Testament -Paris/London and Rio have helped redefine the role of the piano in contemporary music. This singular body of solo piano work is without precedent with Koln Concert being the best-selling solo piano recording in history.
NY TIMES 1/31/14 ★ Keith Jarrett (Wednesday) The solo-piano recital, as a ritual of spontaneous melodic rapture, has been an anchor of Mr. Jarrett’s portfolio since “The Köln Concert,” almost 40 years ago. This concert, in a hall that has seen some analogous recent triumphs from him, will be Mr. Jarrett’s only solo performance this year. If it’s a good night, it should be spellbinding. At 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $45 to $100. (Chinen)