ECM to Release Two Keith Jarrett Titles
“No End” and “Concerts—Bregenz/München” due in November
ECM Records has announced the upcoming release of two new Keith Jarrett titles. The descriptions below are from a press release from the label.
Recorded at his home studio in 1986, No End illuminates hitherto undocumented aspects of Keith Jarrett’s music. He is heard here on electric guitars, electric bass, drums and percussion, overdubbing tribal dances of his own devising: “Somehow something happened during these days in the 80s that won’t ever be repeated,” he writes in his liner notes. “There was really, to my knowledge, no forethought or composition—in the typical sense—going on; just a feeling or a rhythmic idea or a bass line concept or melody. None of this was written down.” On the instrumentation: “Drums were always with me in some way,” Jarrett reflects. “I have always been drawn to instruments that you touch directly, without a mechanism in between. Therefore, I cannot say that I have ever loved the piano as much as the drums or guitar.” With, primarily, these instruments (piano this time has only a cameo role) Jarrett has shaped one of his most unusual albums.
Along with No End we are finally releasing the complete version of Jarrett's Concerts - Bregenz/München in a 3-CD edition. After Bremen/Lausanne, after The Köln Concert, after the epic Sun Bear Concerts, the next development in Jarrett’s solo concerts was the all-embracing music captured here. Two 1981 improvised concerts from Austria and Germany are featured, recorded respectively at the Festspielhaus Bregenz and the Herkulessaal Munich, venues noted for outstanding acoustics. While the Bregenz concert has been available as a single CD, this set marks the first appearance of the complete Munich performance on compact disc. The 3-CD set includes extensive text booklet with liner notes by Keith Jarrett, an essay by Swiss critic Peter Rüedi, and poetry by Michael Krüger.