On this day…

…in 1945, pianist and composer Keith Jarrett was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jarrett trained as a classical musician but started to become interested in jazz in his mid-teens. He was still a teenager when Art Blakey hired him to join The Messengers. In the following year he joined The Charles Lloyd Quartet. In 1970, Jarrett started playing under Miles Davis but gradually found himself concentrating more on his own work. In 1975, Jarrett recorded his most famous album, The Köln Concert. Over 3.5 million copies of the live album, recorded at the opera house in the German city of Cologne (German: Köln), were sold, making it the best-selling jazz solo album to date. The following clip is Part I of The Köln Concert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKNQSSNNag8