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Keith Jarrett: Testament

Last year there was an exhibition at a gallery in New York of photographs of World War II battlefields. They were recent photographs, and the scenes were tranquil, with wildflowers. It was the knowledge that these sites had once contained carnage and agony that gave the photographs their particular resonance.

Testament is like that. The full experience of the recording depends on information that is separate from the work of art: Keith Jarrett’s liner notes.

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