Make no mistake; this is not Bach's music. This is Jarrett's improvisation on the spot. From scratch, these very notes played live, only once in the lifetime!
Despite some 300 CDs in my collection, mostly classical, there is no music I listen in the last six months other than the live piano concerts of Keith Jarrett. Highly excited about that, I said recently to my son that the man could possibly be the most talented musician since the Big Bang, assuming that he is from this planet (well, sometimes I am not sure about that).
I immediately realized that my claim could have been too emotional, but this CD may actually prove my point. Listening the first part of this album, I wonder whether Bach, who btw is one of my favourite composers, himself was able of improvising in the length of nearly 40 minutes in such breath taking way?
Everybody will have his/her own opinion; I find the verdict of faux Bach grossly unfair for this beautifully crafted music, indeed under the influence of Bach. I simply love it.