Paris Concert (Keith Jarrett album)

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The Paris Concert
Paris Concert.jpg
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1990
Recorded October 17, 1988
Genre Jazz
Length 50:07
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Paris Concert
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 2/4 stars[2]

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, 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 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.

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.


  • Keith Jarrett – piano


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Paris Concert - Keith Jarrett | AllMusic". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 768. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.