Friday, April 11, 2008

Keith Jarrett, the improvised Paris Concert

I'm posting here a part of Keith Jarrett's Paris Concert, one of his totally improvised piano solo concerts. As I said yesterday, his stance about improvisation seemed to me very similar to that of Olson, I mean, fidelitiy to the work for the sake of the work (poetry or music): image leads to a further image almost like a causal necessity, and, for Jarrett, music blossom for itself so he just need to follow the path the music itself dictates. Again, necessity, continuous and anonymity of the author. All this idea as oposed to that of the totally preconceived en closed work of art. Hope this could be useful (and correct) Garrett.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVgkiVWeiSU

13 comments:

Burruchaga said...

A correction, should have written: his stance about "art techique", "craftsman" or whatever the name of the work of creation. Instead I wrote, wrongly, "improvisation".

nanuka said...

...it is sooo beautiful, thank you, for a long time I had`n heard Keith Jarrett, and it was great to hear it again...

lacatolica said...

Qué bonita música. Gracias.

ZSEBORUCO said...

Ubican a Steve Lacy?
Du yu ubicqueit stiv leisi? Jazz composer.


One day in 1968. I ran into Steve Lacy on the street in Rome. I took out my pocket tape recorder and asked him to describe in fifteen seconds the difference between composition and improvisation. He answered, "In fifteen seconds, the difference between composition and improvisation is that in composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in fifteen seconds, while in improvisation you have fifteen seconds".

ZSEBORUCO said...

O -ya en otro nivel- esta otra de aquel famoso beisbolista Yogi Berra:

"You cant hit and think at the same time"

szalvador said...

Oh

nanuka said...

...yo tengo una conocida, cuyo nombre permanecerá en secreto que dice que no puede leer y entenderle al mismo tiempo...

Burruchaga said...

Leer y entender al mismo tiempo! I suscribe that incompetence Nanuka. To live and understand at the same time is hard for me, and most time impossible. People who have this problem use to say things like: "The world is not understandable". And as O. Paz wrote: that is a demission, an abdication, not a wisdom. Is it?

Burruchaga said...

By the way, never heard of Steve Lacy Mr. Zseboruco. But I have already in Youtube. I'm not particular fond of sax, but I found it just mh, enjoyable. Sorry about that.

ZSEBORUCO said...
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ZSEBORUCO said...

agree. His music is not that good ...still I loved his improvisation on improvisation. I actually counted what he said and it takes 15 seconds. ...
-really?
-yes indeed!
- how come?
-count them!
-but I cant count and read at the same time!
-well, on that, I cant do much!

szalvador said...

Ahí llévatela.

nanuka said...

...wow...esos son diàlogos y no fregaderas...