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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 09:51:18 AM
Thanks for that. I think his main contribution to music will certainly be seen as making free improvisation legitimate in the West. Prior to Jarrett and outside certain restricted idioms such as jazz, it was somehow not quite proper. What peculiar physical positions he adopts though, especially that one where he crouches over the piano with high shoulders and straight arms; that would make me sore for a week in all sorts of places. I just tried it now and I can't even reach that position, never mind play in it. Is he a very small man with unusually short arms ? The strain on his neck must be frightful.

Interesting. I have many of his recordings but have never seen him play until now. All things considered I think I shall stick to just listening !
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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 11:28:10 AM
Jarrett is a versatile guy, but have you ever heard his Mozart?  Terrible.  :P

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006, 03:09:56 PM
Jarrett is a versatile guy, but have you ever heard his Mozart?  Terrible.  :P

Teresa

I guess you can't excel at every different style. But Jarrett comes closer than any pianist out there.

With that said, I've heard far worse Mozart.

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 03:30:11 AM
I tought nobody was worse than lang lang for body motions ... he beats him ... by far  :o

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 03:35:06 AM
I tought nobody was worse than lang lang for body motions ... he beats him ... by far  :o
he doesnt only beat lang lang at body emotions, but also in terms of musicality also. lang lang is a disgrace (sorry lang lang fans  :P ).
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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006, 05:43:23 AM
I tought nobody was worse than lang lang for body motions ... he beats him ... by far  :o
   My word he does. I don't know if you have seen full concerts of his but this small clip barely touches the surface in showing some of his ridiculous body motions.
   I'm pretty sure he does the same thing when playing classical stuff. The first thing I ever saw him play was either a shostakovich prelude and fugue or similar and was amazed at his actions. Especially how he stands up and sways his mid-section.
   He also makes annoying kind of moaning sounds as he sings along to his playing.
   I still think that Lang Lang has him beat for facial expressions though!

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #7 on: May 27, 2006, 11:28:49 AM
lang lang is a disgrace (sorry lang lang fans  :P ).

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #8 on: May 27, 2006, 10:11:06 PM
Keith Jarrett kicks @$$. I saw him live in Carnegie Hall last year playing in his new style of several short improvisations one after the other. Some of his best stuff! They recorded it---I hope it comes out on CD!

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006, 04:30:01 AM
Keith Jarret is hte most versatile pianist ever ˇˇˇ


I love his classical recordings. The first track of his Paris Concert is the best improvisation i have ever heard.

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #10 on: May 28, 2006, 06:01:53 AM
Jarrett is a versatile guy, but have you ever heard his Mozart?  Terrible.  :P

Teresa

Haven't heard his Mozart, but I've heard Chick Corea's Mozart (he is on the vid here), and he's horrible at it!
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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006, 03:35:25 AM
BTW Jarrett won The Polar Music Prize  (Noble Prize of Music) in 2003
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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006, 06:58:49 AM
Haven't heard his Mozart, but I've heard Chick Corea's Mozart (he is on the vid here), and he's horrible at it!

Which recording are you talking about?

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Re: The versatility of Keith Jarrett (video)
Reply #13 on: June 05, 2006, 07:02:08 AM
BTW Jarrett won The Polar Music Prize  (Noble Prize of Music) in 2003

Yep, and he is the only one to be the sole recipient (not share the honors with another).

Even Ligeti had to share it with B.B. King. LOL
 

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