Radiance

Think of it as a sort of improvised Well-Tempered Clavier. Keith Jarrett’s rubric of 17 numbered improvisations, gathered here in this tomb-like collection dubbed Radiance, is a thorough investigation into the pianist’s own imaginative prowess. As always, these live recordings are punctuated by Jarrett’s grunts and vocalise which may provide further insight into the wiring of his brain. After nearly two and a half hours of riffs and grooves, well, it’s kind of like a pilgrimage to Mecca.


—RN

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