Monthly Archives: July 2009

Next Keith Jarrett album to be a 3-CD set entitled “Testament (Paris/London)”

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”).

Update (August 21, 2009). According to AllBlues and, the album should be released on October 2, 2009 in Switzerland and Germany (and probably other European countries).

Update (August 26, 2009). Amazon now has the cover artwork on their Web sites (UK, Germany, France, etc.). The number of discs (three!) is also confirmed.

“Keith Jarrett’s Transformation of Standard Tunes” (book)

I’m a little late on this (this has already been discussed on the Keith Jarrett Yahoo! Music Group, as well as on 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.

Program about “The Köln Concert” available for download

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.