Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert - Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz (Paperback)
  • Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert - Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz (Paperback)
zoom

Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert - Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz (Paperback)

(author)
£15.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 17/01/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His Koeln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because of the music on the record, but also because of the remarkable reception it has received from musicians and lay-listeners alike. Since the album's 1975 release, it has sold over three million copies: a remarkable achievement for any jazz record, but an unprecedented feat for a two-disc set of solo piano performances featuring no well-known songs. In Keith Jarrett's The Koeln Concert, author Peter Elsdon seeks to uncover what it is about this recording, about Keith Jarrett's performance, that elicits such success. Recognizing The Koeln Concert as a multi-faceted text, Elsdon engages with it musically, culturally, aesthetically, and historically in order to understand the concert and album as a means through which Jarrett articulated his own cultural and musical outlook, and establish himself as a serious artist. Through these explorations of the concert as text, of the recording and of the live performance, Keith Jarrett's The Koeln Concert fills a major hole in jazz scholarship, and is essential reading for jazz scholars and musicians alike, as well as Keith Jarrett's many fans.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199779260
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 208 x 141 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
a thought-provoking, tightly focused and scholarly piece of work, of considerable interest not only to Jarrett aficionados, but also to anyone fascinated by the processes involved in playing, listening to and marketing music. * Chris Parker, LondonJazz *
Elsdon is very good at exploring the recurring motifs and styles of Jarretts improvisations, his rhapsodic virtuosity, lengthy groove passages ... He is strong on the theory of music and its performance * Simon Adams, Jazz Journal *
the book demonstrates an excellent level of scholarship and an excellent resource for knowledgeable readers. * C. Wadsworth Walker, Choice *

You may also be interested in...

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
Added to basket
To Throw Away Unopened
Added to basket
Just Kids
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
1971 - Never a Dull Moment
Added to basket
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
In My Life
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
How To Be Invisible
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
What Does This Button Do?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Handel in London
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Useless Magic
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Beatles
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
BBC Proms 2018
Added to basket
£7.00
Paperback
How Does It Feel?
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Beastie Boys Book
Added to basket
£32.00   £26.99
Hardback
David Bowie
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Heavy Duty
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.