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32 years ago, Keith Jarrett mesmerized an audience with Bach, and now that recording has finally been released and chosen by WCRB as 'CD of the Week'

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Pianist Keith Jarrett has long been a global phenomenon – a rare and unique musician known and loved not only for his soulful adventures in jazz improvisation, but also for his recordings of classical music (Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich, Handel, Hovhaness, Harrison, and more). 

In 1987, when he was 42, Jarrett made a studio recording of Book I of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier – 24 preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys that stand as a towering monument to the expressive power of the multi-layered world of counterpoint. Before the release of that recording, Jarrett played the preludes and fugues live in upstate New York at the beautiful Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. And now, the archival recording of that evening has been released on CD. WCRB has chosen it as our CD of the Week for Oct. 7, 2019.

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