La Scala (album)

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La Scala
La Scala (album).jpg
Live album by Keith Jarrett
ReleasedJune 3, 1997
RecordedFebruary 13, 1995
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
ECM 1640
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos, Masonic Funeral Music, Symphony In G Minor
La Scala
Tokyo '96

La Scala is a live solo piano album by American pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label in 1997. It was recorded in concert on February 13, 1995 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The music overall develops slowly but always holds one's interest, reinforcing one's viewpoint of Keith Jarrett as one of the top pianists of the 1980s and '90s.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "La Scala, Part 1" - 44:54
  2. "La Scala, Part 2" - 27:42
  3. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) - 6:01
All compositions by Keith Jarrett except as indicated.


  • Keith Jarrett – piano

Musicological notes[edit]

Probably not without a sense of irony to the setting of this recording, Part 1 climaxes into a sheer citation of the famous aria Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.


  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 2011
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 770. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.