On Living Jazz, Today at Noon.
We’re paying tribute to the legendary Keith Jarrett, the piano virtuoso famous for his improvised solo performances in front of live audiences. We’ll be taking a musical journey through his career, from his first recording with Art Blakey’s New Jazz Messengers back in 1966 to his latest solo masterpiece, “The Bordeaux Concert.” You’ll hear Jarrett on sax, performing classical pieces, and even playing duets with the great Charlie Hayden. We’ll also treat you to a section of his best-selling piano recording, “Koln Concert.”
Jarrett, who calls the Northwest corner of New Jersey home, unfortunately, can no longer perform due to debilitating strokes. But his music lives on, and we’re honored to play some of his greatest works on the show.
But wait, there’s more! We’re also giving you a sneak peek of next week’s show featuring the incredible jazz violinist Sara Caswell. She’ll be joining us for a telephone interview and to premiere her new quartet album, “The Way to You.” This is her first release as a leader in 17 years, so you won’t want to miss it!
Tune in to “Living Jazz” on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on WJFF, 90.5 F.M., or stream us online at wjffradio.org. And if you’re in NYC, don’t forget to check out Sara’s album release party at the Birdland Theater on March 5!