Episode #2420


« previous episode | next episode »

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Keith Jarrett once said that “the best improvisations I know of are always made when you have no ideas. The solo concert is like another world that has its own rules that I didn’t make up.” Now comes “Radiance,” a double-disc set of solo piano improvisations from Jarrett - the first in nearly 10 years due to illness - recorded live in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. On this edition of New Sounds, hear portions of "Radiance" and listen for the interplay of all the music that Jarrett has been through over the years. Also on the show is “Dance,” from “Day of Radiance" by Laraaji. Listen to his electronically enhanced zither, multi-tracked with layers of reverb and delay by uber-producer Brian Eno.

PROGRAM # 2420, “Radiance” (First aired 6/1/05)

Keith Jarrett Radiance Part 1, excerpt [1:30]
Part 2 [8:30]
Part 6 [7:30]
Part 8 [5:00]
Part 12 [6:00]
Part 17 [13:30]
ECM #1960/1961 **
Laraaji Day of Radiance The Dance, #2 [9:00] Editions EG #203 Out of print.

Comments [1]

hamid from tehran-iran

He's a true Maestro in what he's doing & it reminds me of the Game Theory.
I still think that his Koln Concert is one his masterpieces among myriads he has created.
The only problem with his way of playing which I've heard from many of his fans is that he sings along with his playing & make sudden movements & unnecessary grimaces which of course are distracting. But they all are part of his creation & they are fine by me.
Thanks Keith Jarrett for your unique & lyrical music.
PS: By the way KJ is a great Audiophile &
High-End Audio savant. This one is rare among musicians.

May. 20 2007 08:24 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.