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Keith Jarrett - Budapest Concert makes 'jazzwise: Editor's Choice, December 2020 - Best New Jazz Albums

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The Editor's pick of the best new albums reviewed in the December 2020 issue of Jazzwise, featuring Keith Jarrett, Elina Duni & Rob Luft, Mary Halvorson, Rob Mazurek and Sun Ra Arkestra.

'It seems such a short step from 2016, when Keith Jarrett recorded these two double albums towards the end of his European tour, to his shock announcement last month that he has been forced to retire from jazz. The recorded evidence here reveals the creative spirit burning as strongly as at any point in his career – never at loss for ideas or inspiration, he continued to raise the bar for solo piano performance ever higher. Sometimes, it is easy to overlook the enormous creative challenge Jarrett set himself; each concert a tabula rasa, starting free from predetermined ideas or goals, by spontaneously creating a concert recital from the depths of his musical imagination in front of paying audiences in the most prestigious concert halls in the world...'
Stuart Nicholson

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