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Keith Jarrett Confronts a Future Without the Piano
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That is so sad. Thanks for all the music Keith.

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A legend in his own time. He has given us so much


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Yes, this confirms the suspicions we have all had. I wish him peace. What he has given the world is incalculable.

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How sad news for us, for Maestro Keith Jarrett this is just a life tragedy, which we can hardly, apart from words, feel - to lose the tool of self-expression , the fruits of which we loved to partake ! !

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I'd had a theory that Keith maybe had back surgery with a long recovery. Unfortunately not. I wish him the best and hope he's able to play eventually. I believe Oscar Peterson had a stroke and had to re-learn to play - whatever that means. Also Henri Matisse had a stroke (circa 1950) and found a way to create new work with his cut-outs.

I remember back in the 1970's reading interviews with Keith when he mentioned swimming and playing tennis. I'd have thought he'd be the guy who played at a high level until his late 80's.

Keith has a deep musical mind. I hope he finds new ways to create.

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Oscar Peterson did return to playing after his stroke, but his left hand was never the same again. He could stab the odd note or chord with it (after a lot of therapy) but it was only a shadow of it's former self (one of the best ever).

I, like everyone else here, am so sad at this news, though as I said in another thread it was fairly obvious he must have had some sort of illness.

I hope he returns to music in some form, but if he doesn't he has left a vast legacy of recordings and innovations.


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tim1987 #3037968 10/21/20 10:08 AM
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“I was trying to pretend that I was Bach with one hand,” he said. “But that was just toying with something.” When he tried to play some familiar bebop tunes in his home studio recently, he discovered he had forgotten them.

That is exactly what happen to me on August 12 2014 I had a stroke and my right side was partiality paralyze which really depressed me and I felt a loss of my identity. I could not play the same but as I was sitting in church about 5 months later Nancy a cellist with the Phoenix Symphony leaned over and said start at the beginning again do your Hanon ,scales,arppeggios. Well she was right I started very slowly but after a couple years I regain some of the ability I had lost. And I for the life of me could not understand why I could not play some of the tunes that I played for years and I noticed that I could play new tunes not the same as in the past but a different approach and a different sound. That being said I wanted to share one of those tunes that I learned after the stroke Memories of Tomorrow and yes there is life after a stroke for pianists just a different one. I saw Keith and his trio play three times 2 times in LA and once in San Francisco what it was memorizing.

https://youtu.be/vyDeQxzRXP8

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Thanks for sharing this article, Tim. It is sad. I think I'll listen to Koln Concert today. 😞



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One of the great things about Keith is that one can be partial to different creative output streams. My favorite period for Keith is the 70's both the American and European quartets. I've got plenty of other of his stuff - solo and standards trio. And some of his oddball stuff like "Ruta and Daytya" with Jack DeJohnette. And I think his first trio (with Jack and Gary) recording was the stream of mind "Changes" album with Flying Part 1 and Flying Part 2.

I just ordered Keith's Well Tempered Clavier (Bach) on piano. I'll put them on my phone for listening while walking. Keith has made my life a little richer musically over the years. He's in my special group with the Beatles and Ellingtonia.

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I saw Oscar live, post-stroke, and McCoy Tyner when he needed help walking across the stage. Still, both shows were memorable and worthwhile.

The only time I saw Keith was a solo concert in 1981. I can't imagine what it would be like seeing him at anything less than his full Jarrett-ness.

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Terrible news a true master of Jazz and classical piano. Keith was a child prodigy who constantly practiced his whole like (when not sick) and now he can barely play. I hope he can mentally adjust to the situation. I know one of my favorite guitarists and teachers had a stroke and could no longer play, but his drawing and painting gave him another creative outlet and helped him deal with no longer being about to play music. I hope Keith find an answer that will work for him.

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Absolutely terrible. I hope he finds a way forward.


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