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Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert (1975/2017) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert (1975/2017)
DSF Stereo DSD64, 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:06:19 minutes | 2,61 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Booklet, Front Cover | © ECM Records
Recorded: January 24, 1975 at the Opera in Köln, Germany

On Friday, January 24, 1975, legendary composer, pianist, soprano saxophonist and bandleader Keith Jarrett gave his famous, freely improvised solo concert at the Köln Opera House in Germany on a Bösendorfer baby grand. The captivating four-part set clocked in at 67 minutes and has since become the bestselling solo piano and jazz solo record of all time.

“Again and again it’s like stepping onstage naked. The most important thing in a solo concert is the first note I play, or the first four notes. If they have enough tension, the rest of the concert follows almost as a matter of course. Solo concerts are about the most revealing psychological self-analysis imaginable.” –Keith Jarrett

“From the glistening, patiently developed opening melody, through sustained passages of roaring riffs and folksy, country-song exuberance, the pianist is utterly inside his ongoing vision of the performance’s developing shape – a fusion of the freshness of an improvisation with the symmetries of a composition that’s central to the album’s communicative power.” –John Fordham, The Guardian / 50 Great Moments in Jazz

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Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert (1975) [Japan 2017] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Keith Jarrett – The Köln Concert (1975) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:17 minutes | Scans included | 2,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,23 GB

Recorded in 1975 at the Köln Opera House and released the same year, this disc has, along with its revelatory music, some attendant cultural baggage that is unfair in one sense: Every pot-smoking and dazed and confused college kid – and a few of the more sophisticated ones in high school – owned this as one of the truly classic jazz records, along with Bitches Brew, Kind of Blue, Take Five, A Love Supreme, and something by Grover Washington, Jr. Such is cultural miscegenation. It also gets unfairly blamed for creating George Winston, but that’s another story. What Keith Jarrett had begun a year before on the Solo Concerts album and brought to such gorgeous flowering here was nothing short of a miracle. With all the tedium surrounding jazz-rock fusion, the complete absence on these shores of neo-trad anything, and the hopelessly angry gyrations of the avant-garde, Jarrett brought quiet and lyricism to revolutionary improvisation. Nothing on this program was considered before he sat down to play. All of the gestures, intricate droning harmonies, skittering and shimmering melodic lines, and whoops and sighs from the man are spontaneous. Although it was one continuous concert, the piece is divided into four sections, largely because it had to be divided for double LP. But from the moment Jarrett blushes his opening chords and begins meditating on harmonic invention, melodic figure construction, glissando combinations, and occasional ostinato phrasing, music changed. For some listeners it changed forever in that moment. For others it was a momentary flush of excitement, but it was change, something so sorely needed and begged for by the record-buying public. Jarrett’s intimate meditation on the inner workings of not only his pianism, but also the instrument itself and the nature of sound and how it stacks up against silence, involved listeners in its search for beauty, truth, and meaning. The concert swings with liberation from cynicism or the need to prove anything to anyone ever again. With this album, Jarrett put himself in his own league, and you can feel the inspiration coming off him in waves. This may have been the album every stoner wanted in his collection “because the chicks dug it.” Yet it speaks volumes about a musician and a music that opened up the world of jazz to so many who had been excluded, and offered the possibility – if only briefly – of a cultural, aesthetic optimism, no matter how brief that interval actually was. This is a true and lasting masterpiece of melodic, spontaneous composition and improvisation that set the standard.

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Keith Jarrett – Death And The Flower (1975/2011) [DSF DSD64]

Keith Jarrett – Death And The Flower (1975/2011)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 00:41:59 minutes | 1,66 GB | Genre: Jazz
Source: ISO SHM-SACD | © Impulse! | Universal Music Japan
Recorded: October 9 and 10, 1974, at Generation Sound Studios, New York City

Death and the Flower is the third album on the Impulse label by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. Originally released in 1975, it features performances by Jarrett’s ‘American Quartet’ which included Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian with Guilherme Franco added on percussion.

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Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1986) [Japan 2018] SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1986) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:23 minutes | Scans included | 2,27 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Full Scans included | 2,21 MB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,25 GB

“Standards Live” is a live jazz album released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1986. Originally released by ECM, it has been multiply re-issued. The album presents a performance of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on double bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums, recorded on July 2, 1985 in Paris, at the Palais des Congrès Studios de la Grande Armée, the second of a two-night engagement at that venue.

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Keith Jarrett – Sun Bear Concerts (1978/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Sun Bear Concerts (1978/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 06:41:54 minutes | 7,8 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ECM

Sun Bear Concerts is a multi-concert album compilation of solo piano performances by Keith Jarrett that took place during his November 1976 tour in Japan. It was originally released as a ten-LP set and then as a six-CD box set containing 5 concerts plus encores, totalling 6:37:46 of music (applause included).

The structures of the documented concerts follow a similar pattern: two very long non-stop improvisations (from 31 to 43 minutes approx) plus a possible encore. Accordingly, it was not until the 1989 CD release (ECM 1100, 843 028-2) that the full performances could be heard as a whole.

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Keith Jarrett – Standards Live (1986/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Jarrett – Standards Live (1986/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:22 minutes | 1,09 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ECM

Standards Live is an album recorded by Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio live in concert in Paris, in July 1985. It was published by ECM Records in 1986 and it became the first in a long series of live albums to be released by Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette as a unit.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 2 (1983/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 2 (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:14 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards, Vol. 1 (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:45:40 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: The Power Station, NYC, January, 1983

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of pianist Keith Jarrett with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Vol. 1 reached #14 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. In 2008 the two albums, along with 1983’s Changes, were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Changes (1984/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Changes (1984/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:37:33 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: January 1983 at Power Station, New York City

Changes is a jazz album released by Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock in 1984. This group subsequently became known as the “Standards Trio”. The album features improvised compositions recorded at the same sessions as the two volumes released as Standards. In 2008 the three albums were collected into a boxed set, Setting Standards: New York Sessions.

The trio originally worked together on a 1977 album headline by Peacock, Tales of Another, coming back together in 1983 when producer Manfred Eicher proposed a trio album to Jarrett. The three joined in a studio in Manhattan, New York for a 1½ day session during which they recorded enough material for three albums, the two Standards volumes and Changes without rehearsing or pre-planning the playlist.

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette – Somewhere (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Keith Jarrett Trio – Somewhere (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 65:32 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital booklet | © ECM

Now in its 30th year, the Keith Jarrett Trio is widely considered, as the NY Times recently remarked, to have set the gold standard for jazz groups, and this sparkling concert recording from 2009 is issued to mark a milestone anniversary. The Somewhere in which the Standards trio find themselves is Lucerne, Switzerland with a performance both exploratory and in-the-tradition. The Neue Zurcher Zeitung headlined its review of the show Kontrollierte Ekstase controlled ecstasy an apt metaphor for a set that begins in improvisational Deep Space modulates into Miles Davis Solar, soars through the standards Stars Fell On Alabama and Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea and climaxes with an extended romp through West Side Story, as Bernsteins Somewhere and Tonight are bridged by the freely associative Jarrett original Everywhere.

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