Thanks to apherman969 for the information. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a programme focused “on the music of pianist Keith Jarrett” on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 23:30. It will include “an exclusive interview with Jarrett conducted by pianist Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus.”
Thanks to Jacques and Mourad for the information. Keith Jarrett’s next album will be a 3-CD set entitled “Testament (Paris/London)”. It will be released in late 2009 (probably October, but this is subject to change). It will probably include parts (or the entirety?) of two solo concerts from last year:
- Salle Pleyel, Paris (November 26, 2008)
- Royal Festival Hall, London (December 1, 2008)
Jacques adds that, according to an interview published in Jazzman in 2005, “Testament” is the name Keith Jarrett originally wanted to give to “Radiance”. It probably says something about the quality of the music on “Testament” (at least from Keith Jarrett’s point of view).
Update (July 29, 2009). Looks like the official release date is October 5, 2009 (according to the London concert “programme”).
I’m a little late on this (this has already been discussed on the Keith Jarrett Yahoo! Music Group, as well as on KeithJarrett.it). Anyway, the musicians among you might be interested in “Keith Jarrett’s Transformation of Standard Tunes: Theory, Analysis and Pedagogy”, a book written by Dariusz Terefenko and published on March 11, 2009 by VDM Verlag. It’s apparently very technical, so it’s probably not for everybody.
Thanks to Peter for the information. Sveriges Radio P1, a Swedish radio channel, recently broadcast a program about “The Köln Concert” entitled “Det ospelbara pianot”. It’s in Swedish, but there are also some parts in English (e.g. Vera Brandes talking about what happened before the concert). The program is available for download in MP3 format.