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. 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).
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".Ted Gioia calls it Jarrett's "masterpiece", "two titanic improvised performances".
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". 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'.
^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. ISBN9780521764049.