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Bordeaux Concert

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Bordeaux Concert
Bordeaux Concert


Bordeaux Concert is a special document from Keith Jarrett's last European tour, each of Jarrett's 2016 solo piano concerts had its own strikingly distinct character, and in Bordeaux the lyrical impulse is to the fore.

In the course of this improvised suite, many quiet discoveries are made, and there is a touching freshness to the music as a whole, a feeling of intimate communication. Reviewing the July 2016 performance, the French press spoke of hints of the Köln Concert and Bremen-Lausanne in the flow of things, and extended sections of Bordeaux are beguilingly beautiful.

Tender songs are pulled from the air, "rousing a community of listening at the edge of silence", as Le Monde put it, "an awareness of time out from the noise and weariness of the world."

Keith Jarrett: piano


"As ever with Jarrett's best performances, I am totally immersed in the music. I'm feeling every note, living every moment. The energy, the emotion, the excitement, the love and the passion. I take it all in, revelling in its intense beauty. A performance to savour, that's for sure." - ***** UK Vibe

"The master of solo-piano improvisation proved his spontaneous alchemy was as mesmerising as ever in this 2016 performance" - **** The Guardian (Jazz album of the month)

"A poignant reminder of Jarrett's alchemical brilliance as a pianist." - **** MOJO

"In fact the new album, consisting of 13 improvisations and austerely titled "Parts I to XIII", is notably distinct from the other two, and has some wonderful things clearly invented at white heat...If this album turns out to be Jarrett's farewell, it will be a more than worthy one." - **** The Telegraph

"An all encompassing, stunningly fluent, hauntingly lyrical thirteen-part suite...The rolling arpeggios of "Part IV," the bluesy connotations of "Part VIII," the expansive wit and restraint of "Part VII," and the majestic classicism of "Part XIII," make Bordeaux Concert a remarkable listen." - **** All About Jazz

"This hauntingly lyrical thirteen part suite places the listener in the centre of the front row, as the magic unfolds in this no place to hide solo piano improvisation. Moving from jazz to blues to gospel to more traditional classical influences, the range and accomplishment of the playing is quite simply astonishing." - The Afterword


  1. Name
  2. Part I
  3. Part II
  4. Part III
  5. Part IV
  6. Part V
  7. Part VI
  8. Part VII
  9. Part VIII
  10. Part IX
  11. Part X
  12. Part XI
  13. Part XII
  14. Part XIII
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