Keith Jarret Piano Solo 1988

Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts - Piano Solo (1976) {6CD Set Japanese 1st Press ECM J00J 20375/80 rel 1990}

Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts - Piano Solo (1976) {6CD Set Japanese 1st Press ECM J00J 20375/80 rel 1990}
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© 1976, 1990 ECM Records Japan | J00J 20375/80
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This gargantuan package – a ten-LP set now compressed into a chunky six-CD box – once was derided as the ultimate ego trip, probably by many who didn't take the time to hear it all. You have to go back to Art Tatum's solo records for Norman Granz in the '50s to find another large single outpouring of solo jazz piano like this, all of it improvised on the wing before five Japanese audiences in Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Sapporo. Yet the miracle is how consistently good much of this giant box is.

Keith Jarrett - Dark Intervals (1988) {ECM 1379}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 21, 2017
Keith Jarrett - Dark Intervals (1988) {ECM 1379}

Keith Jarrett - Dark Intervals (1988) {ECM 1379}
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© 1988 ECM Records | ECM 1379
Jazz / Post-Bop / Piano

Keith Jarrett weaves a special kind of spell in his improvisations, one somehow connected to a greater humanity, for though the music and playing are ethereal, one is never mistaken that they are anything but earthly. Jarrett is not a mere vessel, but a creative force of flesh and bone whose fingers speak in ways we can only understand without words. This live recording from Tokyo’s Suntory Hall expands that flesh, and feels so intimate it might as well have grown away from others in the cave of his private studio.
Keith Jarret, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock - The Out-Of-Towners (2004)

Keith Jarret, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock - The Out-Of-Towners (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 392 MB | 01:08:07
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Recorded in 2001 live at the State Opera House in Munich, Out of Towners features the Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette trio in the kind of performance we've come to expect from them these last 21 years: Stellar. Being one of contemporary jazz's longest-running bands has its advantages; one of them is having nothing to prove. First and foremost, this band plays standards like no one else.

Billy Taylor - Solo (1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 30, 2017
Billy Taylor - Solo (1988)

Billy Taylor - Solo (1988)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 231.19 Mb | 72:18 | Covers
Bop, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Taylor-Made Recordings - T1002

Other than a pair of obscure albums from 1956, this was Billy Taylor's first solo piano recording. Released by his Taylor-Made label, the music on this CD is consistently colorful. On the opener "All the Things You Are," Taylor plays the first three choruses quite successfully with just his left hand. Other highlights of this straightahead set include the pianist's "A Bit of Bedlam" (one of seven originals among the 13 songs), "More than You Know," "For Undine" and "Billy's Beat." Well worth checking out.
Clifford Curzon, Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet - Antonin Dvorak & Cesar Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)

Antonín Dvorák & César Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)
Clifford Curzon, piano; Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 421 153-2 | Time: 01:09:24

This CD features two quite lovely piano quintets, beautifully played by a quartet of players from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Clifford Curzon at the piano. The first piece is by Antonin Dvorak, who composed two piano quintets. The first of these is a relatively early work that Dvorak composed in 1872 when he was 31. The second of his quintets was composed only 15 years later and remains one of his most popular chamber works. The other piece on the CD is by César Franck and, along with his other major chamber works - the violin sonata and the string quartet - reminds the listener of the atmosphere of Franck's best known work, the symphony in d minor.
Jenő Jandó, András Ligeti, Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (1988) Re-Up

Jenő Jandó, András Ligeti, Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (1988)
EAC | APE (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:40 | 208 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550118

ALthough not very famous, Jeno Jando is a marvelous pianist. He combines lyrical beaty with power and emotion. Both of these attributes are evident in this disc, which contains the piano concertos of Grieg and Schumann, both in the key of a-minor. In Grieg's concerto, Jando creates a perfect balance between Lisztian virtuosity and Grieg's own Norweigan nationalism. The Schumann concerto is my favorite piece on the album, and Schumann's raw emotion comes out perfectly in Jando's interpretation. A word should also be said for the wonderful orchestration of these pieces. This is a wonderful CD both to introduce these romantic piano concertos and to offer a wonderful interpretation of them.
Vittoria Quartararo - Dutilleux: Complete Music for Piano Solo (2021)

Vittoria Quartararo - Dutilleux: Complete Music for Piano Solo (2021)
FLAC tracks | 59:49 | 145 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Piano Classics

Though Dutilleux began composing at an early age and undertook the rigorous course of study at the Paris Conservatoire, culminating in the much sought-after Prix de Rome in 1938 with a cantata, he regarded his Piano Sonata of 1946-1948 as an Opus 1. This attitude was characteristic of a remarkably fastidious and self-critical composer who dedicated his life to composition – and the nurturing of young composers – and yet whose published output is influential out of all proportion to its size.
Aldo Ciccolini, Orchestre de Paris, Serge Baudo - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos (1988)

Aldo Ciccolini, Orchestre de Paris, Serge Baudo - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:18:00 | 556 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 69443

This set was the Saint-Saëns piano concerto reference edition of choice until EMI remade all five works with pianist Jean-Philippe Collard and conductor André Previn. At the same time, Decca weighed in with Pascal Rogé and Charles Dutoit, and while both of these newcomers offer better sound and smoother orchestral playing than Aldo Ciccolini and Serge Baudo, these performances still retain their considerable charms. First, there’s Ciccolini’s witty, brittle, slightly “sec” playing, which perfectly suits the music’s basically neo-classical aesthetic.

Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 22, 2020
Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)

Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:40:06 | 1.85 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 423 496-2

Wilhelm Kempff was a master of poetic lyricism, with a wondrous keyboard touch and a breathtaking command of subtle dynamics and tonal colorations–all invaluable attributes of any Schubert interpreter. He also had the knack of holding together large structures that can often seem aimless, thus avoiding another trap many pianists fall into, that of lavishing so much attention on passing detail that Schubert's "heavenly lengths" can seem wayward wanderings. The one criticism often heard is that Kempff emphasizes poetry at the expense of drama. This magnificent set leaves that claim unsubstantiated.
Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}

Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}
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© 1955, 1963, 2007 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD-463
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Standards / Stride / Piano

Dave McKenna made a remarkably piano solo debut in 1955 with the fifteen tunes he recorded for ABC Paramount (1-15). The remaining tracks on this compilation also come from a solo album, one he cut almost eight years later for the label Realm. Playing without a rhythm section, a key challenge for a jazz pianist, McKenna accomplished a recital of lasting value and pleasure. He plays with strength, individuality, fine beat and technique, and constant taste in all tempos. He is a wonderfully co-ordinated two-handed pianist.