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Keith Jarrett

Jez Nelson presents a special edition focusing on the music of pianist Keith Jarrett. The programme includes an exclusive interview with Jarrett conducted by pianist Ethan Iverson.

Jez Nelson presents a special edition focusing on the music of pianist Keith Jarrett.

Born in 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jarrett won critical acclaim as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Charles Lloyd's quartet in the 1960s, before joining Miles Davis in 1970. He has since become one of the best known and most influential musicians in the world, winning both widespread mainstream success and critical acclaim for his work in jazz and classical music as a bandleader, solo improviser and composer.

Including an exclusive interview with Jarrett conducted by pianist Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus.

Playlist:

Jazz on 3 signature tune:

Artist: Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn - trumpet, Gregory Tardy and Bruce Williams - reeds, Andre Heyward - trombone, Chieli Minucci - guitar, James Hurt - keyboards, Rodney Jordan - bass, Woody Williams - drums, Khalil Kwame Bell - percussion, DJ Apollo - turntables)
Track Title: Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer: Joe Zawinul
Album Title: Ethnomusicology Volume 1

A special Jazz on 3 featuring an extended interview with Keith Jarrett by fellow pianist Ethan Iverson recorded at Keith Jarrett's home on May 7, 2009.

Ethan Iverson and Jez introduce and comment on the interview throughout the programme.

CD tracks featured in order during the programme:

Artist: Ahmad Jamal Trio (Ahmad Jamal - piano, Israel Crosby - bass, Vernell Fournier - drums)
Track title: Love For Sale
Composer: Cole Porter
Album title: Complete Alhambra and Blackhawk Performances
Label: Jazz Lips

Artist: Keith Jarrett Quartet (Charlie Haden - bass, Paul Motion - drums, Dewey Redman - reeds, Keith Jarrett - piano)
Track title: (If the) Misfits (Wear It)
Composer: Keith Jarrett
Album title: Fort Yawuh
Label: Impulse

Artist: Keith Jarrett Trio (Gary Peacock - bass, Jack DeJohnette - drums, Keith Jarrett - piano)
Track title: Stella By Starlight
Composer: Victor Young
Album title: Yesterdays
Label: ECM

Artist: Keith Jarrett (solo piano)
Track title: Don't Ever Leave Me
Composer: Oscar Hammerstein/Jerome Kern
Album title: The Melody at Night With You
Label: ECM

Artist: Keith Jarrett (solo piano)
Track title: Part 1
Composer: Keith Jarrett
Album title: Radiance
Label: ECM

Artist: Keith Jarrett (solo piano)
Track title: CD2 Part VI
Composer: Keith Jarrett
Album title: The Carnegie Hall Concert
Label: ECM.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Russell Gunn

    Seventy Four Miles Away

    Performers: Russell Gunn - trumpet, Gregory Tardy and Bruce Williams - reeds, Andre Heyward - trombone, Chieli Minucci - guitar, James Hurt - keyboards, Rodney Jordan - bass, Woody Williams - drums, Khalil Kwame Bell - percussion, DJ Apollo - turntables Composer: Joe Zawinul

    • Ethnomusicology Volume 1.
  • The Ahmad Jamal Trio

    Love For Sale

    Performers: Ahmad Jamal - piano, Israel Crosby - bass, Vernell Fournier - drums Composer: Cole Porter

    • Complete Alhambra and Blackhawk Performances.
    • Jazz Lips.
  • Keith Jarrett

    (If the) Misfits (Wear It)

    Performers: Charlie Haden - bass, Paul Motion - drums, Dewey Redman - reeds, Keith Jarrett - piano Composer: Keith Jarrett

    • Fort Yawuh.
    • Impulse.
  • Keith Jarrett Trio

    Stella By Starlight

    Performers: Gary Peacock - bass, Jack DeJohnette - drums, Keith Jarrett - piano Composer: Victor Young

    • Yesterdays.
    • ECM.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Don't Ever Leave Me

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein/Jerome Kern

    • The Melody at Night With You.
    • ECM.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Part 1

    Composer: Keith Jarrett

    • Radiance.
    • ECM.
  • Keith Jarrett

    CD2 Part VI

    Composer: Keith Jarrett

    • The Carnegie Hall Concert.
    • ECM.

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