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Keith Jarrett – Facing You – ECM Records 

Keith Jarrett – Facing You – ECM Records 

This vinyl reissue of Keith Jarret’s ECM debut belongs in every jazz collection! Keith Jarrett – Facing You – ECM Records ECM 1017  (1972/2015) 180-gram stereo vinyl (distr. by Universal Music), 47:37 *****: Like many prodigies, Keith Jarrett began taking piano lessons at the age of three. At five, he appeared on a program hosted by big band leader Paul Whiteman. At his first recital (seven years old), the Allentown native performed works by various classical composers, and two original compositions. In high school, Jarrett learned jazz (inspired by Dave Brubeck) and then attended the Berklee School Of Music. After moving to New York , he caught the attention of drummer Art Blakey who recruited him into the Jazz Messengers. His breakthrough came with the Charles Lloyd Quartet. The release of the iconic album Forest Flower and an unexpected crossover with that quartet to psychedelic rock audiences (most notably at the Fillmore West in San Francisco) lifted Jarrett’s musical profile. He was a part of the Miles Davis fusion era, concentrating on electric instrumentation. He formed quartet that featured Charlie Haden, Paul Motion and Dewey Redman. He would occasionally return to quartet formats throughout his career. Keith Jarrett artistic vision […]