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This is the work of a genius
on 11 August 2005
The first track on Paris Concert is without doubt the most inspirational piano music I have ever heard. In around 38 minutes Jarrett takes the live audience through a journey of improvisational styles beginning with Bachian counterpoint, then his own characteristic chaotic disharmony and ending with a simple melodic resolution. This contrast in styles culminates with a sense of the divine. It has a profound physical effect on the listener.
Forget everything you ever thought about solo piano, this is something new and something that Jarrett has never reproduced.