22 Oct

We lament the news of yesterday that Keith Jarrett has suffered a series of strokes that have left him unable to play piano in the way he has played throughout his life. My own memories of Jarrett performing live go back to 1976, when I saw him both at the Village Vanguard with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian, and and then again at Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, the first solo piano concert I had seen. Across the decades it's been my fortune to experience many more of Jarrett's concerts, solo and in ensemble, even while time and again revisiting Solo Concerts – Bremen / Lausanne at home. He has meant much to our press – his persona and his music are even robustly featured in our first two titles, set in the mid-seventies – and we want to wish him peace and health.

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