Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne

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Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne
Solo Concerts.jpg
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released1973
RecordedMarch 20 & July 12, 1973
GenreJazz
Length128:13
LabelECM Records
ECM 1035/1036/1037
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
In the Light
(1973)
Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne
(1973)
Treasure Island
(1974)

Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne is a recording released through ECM by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett performing solo improvisations recorded in Bremen (July) and Lausanne (March) in 1973; in between, Jarrett played in the US with his American quartet.[1] Originally released as a 3-LP album, it was the first of Jarrett's live solo performances to be released on ECM, following his studio-based debut solo recording Facing You (1971), and preceding his record-breaking Köln Concert (1975).[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars, stating, "Despite the length, the music never loses one's interest, making this an essential recording for all jazz collections".[3] Ted Gioia calls it Jarrett's "masterpiece", "two titanic improvised performances".[5]

According to Mikal Gilmore in Night Beat, "with Bremen-Lausanne and the subsequent Köln Concert, Jarrett found his niche, freely mixing gospel, impressionist, and atonal flights into a consonant whole".[6] Bill Dobbins notes that the (short) encore on the third side, a boogie-woogie inflected ostinato, owes much to Duke Ellington's New World A-Comin'.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl pressing

All tracks written by Keith Jarrett.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Bremen, July 12, 1973 Part I"18:11
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Bremen, July 12, 1973 Part IIa"19:40
Side three
No.TitleLength
1."Bremen, July 12, 1973 Part IIb"26:15
Side four
No.TitleLength
1."Lausanne, March 20, 1973 Part Ia"22:50
Side five
No.TitleLength
1."Lausanne, March 20, 1973 Part Ib"7:20
2."Lausanne, March 20, 1973 Part IIa"12:34
Side six
No.TitleLength
1."Lausanne, March 20, 1973 Part IIb"22:35
CD pressing

All tracks written by Keith Jarrett.

Disc one
No.TitleLength
1."Bremen, July 12, 1973 Part I"18:11
2."Bremen, July 12, 1973 Part II"45:09
Disc two
No.TitleLength
1."Lausanne, March 20, 1973"64:53
Recorded in concert in Bremen on July 12, and in Lausanne on March 20, 1973.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elsdon, Peter (2013). Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert. Oxford: Oxford UP. p. 22. ISBN 9780199779253.
  2. ^ ECM catalogue accessed December 1, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 9, 2011
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Gioia, Ted (2011). The History of Jazz (2 ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 340. ISBN 9780199830589.
  6. ^ Gilmore, Mikal (2000). Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock & Roll. Knopf Doubleday. p. 213. ISBN 9780385500296.
  7. ^ Dobbins, Bill (2017). "'Nobody Was Looking': The Unparalleled Jazz Piano Legacy of Duke Ellington". In Howland, John. Duke Ellington Studies. Cambridge University Press. pp. 108–56. ISBN 9780521764049.