The Köln Concert (live album) by Keith Jarrett

The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
(Live album)
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 894th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 253 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1975 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (193rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (894th)
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82/100 (from 253 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.2/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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From 09/26/2022 17:23
The improvisation on here is fantastic and so is the piano playing but I think this is more for the background than for deep inspection. When the only thing you are focusing on is this it really does drag and the music feels needlessly elongated. It does get quite repetitive and boring by the time you reach the conclusion as it is tough to tell most of it apart. Nothing really stunned me either and there was no point in the listen where I had to sit back and just admire how phenomenal it is. With that being said his playing is fantastic and he creates a brilliant atmosphere that is perfect for listening to when you are working or need to concentrate on something else. Overall, this record creates a fantastic environment but there is only so much you can look into on this record and it does get boring for me.
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90/100
From 05/24/2022 19:39
I’ve found this album to be an enjoyable listen for both background music and more intense, nearly meditative listening.

It’s a beautiful and fun performance with a backstory nearly as good.
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From 08/03/2021 12:36
solo piano emotional long nice
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From 03/15/2016 17:32
this might be the greatest improvised performance of all time.
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From 07/16/2015 01:50
It's maybe the only album of Keith Jarrett that you can enjoy completely from the beginning to the end. A masterpiece
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From 09/15/2014 19:22
my first foray into the world of the piano solo. What an introduction !!
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From 09/08/2013 21:15
Well who couldn't be pleased by the show! They play the piano all the way through. Got to keep them seated and happy. I had a good time.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
12. Mothership Connection by Parliament
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Neu! '75 by Neu!
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