The Köln Concert (Live) - Keith Jarrett

The Köln Concert (Live)

Keith Jarrett

  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 1975-11-30
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 5

  • ℗ 1975 ECM Records GmbH under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin


Title Artist Time
Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. I Keith Jarrett 26:24 USD Album Only
Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. I Keith Jarrett 15:01 USD Album Only
Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. I Keith Jarrett 19:22 USD Album Only
Köln, January 24, 1975, Pt. I Keith Jarrett 7:00 USD Album Only


  • If you could only bring one album with you

    By Pasta rocks
    This is regarded as the best live performance ever captured on audio. I recently just had the transcription sheet music of the concert shipped to my home, 87 pages worth and will work hard on it, but I cannot go to sleep at night without playing this album. I recommend it to everyone and anyone, you are cheating yourself by not listening to it, there may never be a concert improvisation done quite like Keith Jarrett does in this legendary show. I wish everyone would buy a copy and listen to it again and again. Perfection.
  • Bad piano, great player

    By Jmkjmkjmkjmk
    I have heard that the noises emitted by Jarrett were not groans of delight, as the iTunes review says, but groans at the sounds coming from what he initially diagnosed as an unplayable piano. Nevertheless, he was convinced to do the show on the shoddy instrument, and made his best known recording.
  • A broken piano

    By DQuinn
    Listening to NPR this morning. Never knew that the piano was both broken and out-of-tune, and that Jarrett is intentionally staying away from notes and keys - and that he has to HIT some keys hard to make sound. The recording wasn’t made to be released; it was made to document the awful conditions of the music festival. And yet...a masterpiece.
  • Remarkable Genius

    By Dudeman52
    This is a must have for your collection. I have listened to this album at least 50 times and still throughly love it. I was fortunate to have seen Keith in concert years ago. He such an amazing musician.
  • My favorite album of music EVER.

    By Calliet
    In late summer of 1980, I had a chance to go to the music venue WOLFTRAP in Vienna, VA to see Keith Jarrett. He came out on stage...and it began to rain. And storm! And thunder! This brilliant artist listened and then began creating his concert/ our evening WITH this dynamic and robust storm! We all knew this was a once in a lifetime experience. Altho we were under cover, there was an entire lawn section that never moved or complained; they were SOAKED. As the storm moved eastward along its' path and took it collaboration with it, Mr Jarrett circled our evening to completion as thunder now rumbled in the distance. At his conclusion, we didn't want to break the spell! He got up and walked off stage and we all quietly left this magnificent evening, lightening flashing periodically in the distance to continue the concert with the thunder~~
  • Fantastic to find this on iTunes.

    By Shrikke
    My last copy was on vinyl. I cannot say it better than the other reviewer that said that you could feel Jarrett pouring his soul into the keys. I love that image. This performance still raises the hairs on the back of my neck every time I listen to it.
  • Magnificent

    By mrpianist
    I remember when this LP came out in the year 1975. So much was going on then like the first Rocky movie was out. This CD by far of all of Keith Jarrett's solo piano CDs, still to this day blows me away especially the theme. To listen to him talk about today (2015) adds even more to the mystique of this CD, e.g. they had the wrong piano and it was not tuned properly. Every artist has one classic CD in them if not more, and for Keith Jarrett this is his classic LP/CD. I would say only the Paris concert, and the Vienna conert come close to this classic: THE KOLN CONCERT (LIVE). A masterpiece! And I have this on the original LP and CD!
  • Masterpeice

    By andre75
    I'm a big fan of Keith Jarrett and with this one he did not disapoint. My favorite part is Pt. I it takes you to another place unimagineably .
  • This guy is a genius!

    By Mauricio Guim
    I am a classical pianist and I have been listening to classical music all my life, but this recording really blew my mind. I listened to it on recommendation of the great pianist Kiril Gerstein. I am glad to have bought it. It’s really very special.
  • a revelation

    By Mountainstudio
    When his album was released in the 70's it was a revelation. I was just getting into jazz and the Köln Concert blew all my concepts of music genre to pieces. It's not jazz it's not classical, it's not folk music. It's just one guy pouring his soul into the keys. You hear all the influences, yet it's all fresh and original. The last piece, Part II c is perhaps the most sublime 7 minutes in all recorded music. I've been listening to this album for 40 years and never grow tired of it. I wore out my vinyl copy years ago but I'm glad I did. 1970's vinyl was awful. I'm so glad I can hear this without scratches and groove noise. I bought the CD as soon as it come out and am glad it's still available on iTunes.

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