Keith Jarrett in Paris - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 296:

Who are some of the improvisers that have impressed you? The funny thing is that it's the process of improvising that impressed me. That's more important than the product. The people who influenced me were people I never heard, which may sound a little strange. Yes, it does. I once went to a "blindfold test" in Paris, and I knew who Bud Powell was, even though I never listened to his records. Well, maybe I heard them without realizing it.
cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 296. accessed: 18 October, 2021

location of experience: Paris


Keith Jarrett
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Bud Powell

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:38:36 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:59:33 +0100