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Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett (* 1945) started his piano lessons as a child and even was able to compose and to improvise throughout his elementary school years. At the age of 17, Keith studied at the Berklee College of Music. He founded a trio of his own and worked together with Tony Scott and Roland Kirk. In 1965, Keith went to New York City where he was discovered by Art Blakey. He joined the Jazz Messengers for some months. In 1966, he became a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, until 1969. During this time, Jarrett gained a wide reputation caused by his exceptional art of improvisation.
From 1969 till 1971, Keith worked for the Miles Davis Group as a keyboard player (where Chick Corea played the piano).
In 1972, Jarrett changed his way of performing totally: He began playing solo concerts, only improvising extendedly. Later, however, he cooperated with such greats as Jack DeJohnette, Jan Garbarek and Gary Peacock. He also recorded improvisations on the church organ and interpreted Bach's piano work.
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Miles Davis At Fillmore
Columbia G 30038
released 1970
recorded live June 1970 at Fillmore East, NY/USA
Miles Davis, trumpet
Steve Grossman, soprano sax
Chick Corea, piano
Keith Jarrett, organ
Dave Holland, bass
Airto Moreira, percussion
Jack DeJohnette, percussion, drums
Columbia PG 31580
released 1972
recorded April 1972 in New York, NY/USA
Keith Jarrett, soprano sax, organ, piano, percussion, tambourine
Dewey Redman, tenor sax, percussion
Sam T. Brown, guitar
Charlie Haden, bass
Airto Moreira, drums, percussion
Paul Motian, drums
Ruta + Daitya
ECM 1021
released 1973
recorded 1973 in Los Angeles/USA
Keith Jarrett, piano, organ, flute
Jack DeJohnette, percussion
Two Miles Live
Discurios DIS 201 LP
released 1990
recorded live 05 November 1971 at Konzerthaus in Wien/Austria
re-issued 2020 as The Lost Septet (Sleepy Night Records)
Miles Davis, trumpet
Gary Bartz, alto sax, tenor sax
Keith Jarrett, Hammond organ, piano
Michael Henderson, bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, drums
James Mtume, percussion
Charles Alias, percussion
ECM 1086/87
recorded at the Benedictine Abbey September 1976 in Ottobeuren/Germany
Keith Jarrett, church organ
Hymns Spheres
ECM 1201/02
recorded at the Benedictine Abbey October 1980 in Ottobeuren/Germany
Keith Jarrett, church organ, soprano sax
The Essential Miles Davis
Columbia C2K85475
compilation, November 1945 through February 1986
Miles Davis, trumpet, organ, piano
Gil Evans, conductor
Bill Evans, soprano sax
Carlos Garnett, soprano sax
Wayne Shorter, soprano sax, tenor sax
Cannonball Adderley, alto sax
Lee Konitz, alto sax
Charlie Parker, alto sax
John Coltrane, tenor sax
Jimmy Heath, tenor sax
Hank Mobley, tenor sax
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Lucky Thompson, tenor sax
Barney Wilen, tenor sax
Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax
Joe Bennett, trombone
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Dick Hixon, trombone
J.J. Johnson, trombone
Frank Rehak, trombone
Kai Winding, trombone
Tom Mitchell, bass trombone
Johnny Carisi, trumpet
Johnny Coles, trumpet
Bernie Glow, trumpet
Taft Jordan, trumpet
Louis Mucci, trumpet
Ernie Royal, trumpet
James Buffington, flugelhorn
Junior Collins, flugelhorn
Tony Miranda, flugelhorn
Gunther Schuller, flugelhorn
Willie Ruff, flugelhorn
Joe Singer, flugelhorn
Julius Watkins, flugelhorn
Jack Knitzer, bassoon
Danny Bank, alto flute, bass clarinet
Al Block, flute
Harold Feldman, flute
Sid Cooper, clarinet
Romeo Penque, clarinet, flute, alto flute, oboe
Jerome Richardson, clarinet, flute, alto flute
Bennie Maupin, bass clarinet
Joe Zawinul, oboe, keyboards, piano
Billy Ray Barber, tuba
Reggie Lucas, guitar
John McLaughlin, guitar
John Scofield, guitar
Mike Stern, guitar
Walter Bishop jr., piano
Gil Coggins, piano
Chick Corea, piano
Red Garland, piano
Dizzy Gillespie, piano
Al Haig, piano
Herbie Hancock, piano
Robert Irving III, keyboards
Wynton Kelly, piano
Horace Silver, piano
Keith Jarrett, organ
Cedric Lawson, keyboards
René Urtreger, piano
Larry Young, piano
Khalil Balakrishna, sitar
Janet Putnam, harp
Ron Carter, bass
Paul Chambers, bass
Percy Heath, bass
Dave Holland, bass
Darryl Jones, bass
Pierre Michelot, bass
Marcus Miller, bass
Curly Russell, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Don Alias, drums, percussion, congas
Kenny Clarke, drums
Jimmy Cobb, drums
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Al Foster, drums
Billy Hart, drums
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Max Roach, drums
Lennie White, drums
Tony Williams, drums
Mino Cinelu, percussion
Paulinho Da Costa, percussion
Elvin Jones, percussion
Jose Mangual, percussion
Airto Moreira, percussion
Jumma Santos, percussion
Steve Thornton, percussion
Badal Roy, tabla
At Newport 1955-1975 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 4)
Columbia 88875081952
track CD1-01-04: recorded live 17 July 1955 at the Newport Festival in Newport, RI/USA
track CD1-05-11: recorded live 03 July 1958 at the Newport Festival in Newport, RI/USA
track CD2-01-06: recorded live 04 July 1966 at the Newport Festival in Newport, RI/USA
track CD2-07-12: recorded live 02 July 1967 at the Newport Festival in Newport, RI/USA
track CD3-01-03: recorded live 05 July 1969 at the Newport Festival in Newport, RI/USA
track CD3-04-09: recorded live 01 November 1973 at Philharmonie in Berlin/Germany
track CD3-10: recorded live July 1975 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City/USA
track CD4-01-07: recorded live 22 October 1971 at Neue Stadthalle in Dietikon/Switzerland
Miles Davis, trumpet, organ
Gary Bartz, soprano sax, alto sax
David Liebman, soprano sax, tenor sax, flute
Cannonball Adderley, alto sax
John Coltrane, tenor sax
Sam Morrison, tenor sax
Wayne Shorter, tenor sax
Zoot Sims, tenor sax
Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax
Pete Cosey, guitar, percussion
Reggie Lucas, guitar
Chick Corea, piano
Bill Evans, piano
Herbie Hancock, piano
Keith Jarrett, organ, piano
Thelonious Monk, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Paul Chambers, bass
Percy Heath, bass
Michael Henderson, bass
Dave Holland, bass
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, drums
Jimmy Cobb, drums
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Al Foster, drums
Connie Kay, drums
Tony Williams, drums
James Mtume, percussion

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