"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Birthday Today - Keith Jarrett

My favorite jazz pianist, at least in terms of "contemporary" jazz, Keith Jarrett, turns 67 today.   I used to listen to Keith Jarrett's Köln concert over and over again, in the hope (quickly abandoned) that I could imbibe some of his improvisational genius:  

1 comment:

  1. thanks for posting! Keith Jarrett has been one of the most original musical minds for 50 years now... it's pretty incredible. I have mad respect for his approach to the piano.