Keith Jarrett gets career Golden Lion

Thanks to Sean and Vasco for sending me a link to this article: “Keith Jarrett gets career Golden Lion”.

“US jazz pianist Keith Jarrett has been given the Venice Biennale Golden Lion for career achievement. The American pianist and composer will receive the award at the 62nd Biennale Festival of Contemporary Music on September 29.

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For this occasion, Keith Jarrett will perform one of his legendary improvisations on the piano, unique and unrepeatable events that have punctuated his career and contributed to redefining composition for the piano.”

It’s not completely clear from the article whether Keith will play a full-length concert or whether he will only play at the award ceremony.

More information about “After The Fall” (cover, tracklist)

“After The Fall” is now listed on Amazon.

"After The Fall" cover

“After The Fall” cover

It will be a recording of the November 14, 1998 concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

“The group colloquially known as the Standards trio has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked”, writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, its not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including The Masquerade Is Over, Autumn Leaves, When I Fall In Love and I’ll See You Again. There are also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including Charlie Parker’s Scrapple From The Apple, Bud Powell’s Bouncin’ With Bud and Sonny Rollins’ Doxy.”

The tracklist should be as follows:

CD 1

  1. The Masquerade Is Over
  2. Scrapple From The Apple
  3. Old Folks
  4. Autumn Leaves

CD 2

  1. Bouncin’ With Bud
  2. Doxy
  3. I’ll See You Again
  4. Late Lament
  5. One For Majid
  6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  7. Moment’s Notice
  8. When I Fall In Love

Thanks to Maurizio for the information.

ECM Records releasing entire catalogue to streaming outlets

Here’s the full press release from ECM Records:

Over the past week we have begun the process of entering streaming, and from November 17th, the full ECM catalogue will be available to subscribers to services including Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Qobuz. This simultaneous launch across the platforms – facilitated by a new digital distribution agreement with Universal Music – invites listeners to explore the wide range of music recorded by our artists in the course of nearly five decades of independent production.

Although ECM’s preferred mediums remain the CD and LP, the first priority is that the music should be heard. The physical catalogue and the original authorship are the crucial references for us: the complete ECM album with its artistic signature, best possible sound quality, sequence and dramaturgy intact, telling its story from beginning to end.

In recent years, ECM and the musicians have had to face unauthorized streaming of recordings via video web-sharing sites, plus piracy, bootlegs, and a proliferation of illegal download sites. It was important to make the catalogue accessible within a framework where copyrights are respected.

ECM Press Office
Munich, November 14, 2017

Most (all?) of Keith Jarrett’s albums seem to be available.

Thanks to Luis and David for letting me know about this.