KEITH JARRETT – What Is Music?

“Here the philosopher leaves us: enemy of disaster, he is sane as reason itself, and as prudent. And we remain in the company of an old plague victim, of a poet learned in every lunacy, and of a musician whose sublimity transcends the sphere of the heart.”

CIORAN, “Farewell to Philosophy” (1949)

Keith Jarrett is an American jazz and classical music pianist and composer. Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music.

  1. Keith’s Speech
  2. Keith’s American Quartet plays

Piano Genius and NEA Jazz Master Keith Jarrett Asks, What is Music? From his 2014 NEA Jazz Master Induction. And then, Keith’s classic American Quartet, featuring Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums and guest Guilherme Franco on percussion, live at Berlin Jazztage 1973.