Paris Concert (Keith Jarrett album)

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The Paris Concert
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1990
Recorded October 17, 1988
Genre Jazz
Length 50:07
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Changeless
(1987)
Paris Concert
(1988)
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Paris Concert is a live solo piano album by American pianist Keith Jarrett, and released by ECM Records. It was recorded on October 17, 1988 at the Salle Pleyel, in Paris, France in front of a live audience.

The first track on the album is simply entitled "October 17, 1988," named after the day of the concert. It is one of Jarrett's unpremeditated solo works; a 38 minute-long improvisation without pause. The second much shorter track, is a ballad by American jazz composers Russ Freeman and Jerry Gladstone entitled "The Wind". Finally, the third track is another shorter piece, an improvised C major blues.

The album was first released on November 26, 1990. It was also one of Jarrett's last solo piano efforts before his problems with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "October 17, 1988" – 38:23
  2. "The Wind" (Freeman, Gladstone) - 6:32
  3. "Blues" - 5:22
All compositions by Keith Jarrett except as indicated.

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Jarrett – piano

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Paris Concert - Keith Jarrett | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.