Tuesday, March 22, 2011

39 Forster Place

It was thanks to Donal Dineens radio show that i found the music of Keith Jarrett or rather it found me. Returning home late one night in October, high on a potent mix of Apostasy's legendary hot chocolate and kisses from the man i was falling in love with, the first few notes of 'The Köln Concert' ebbed from the stereo and knocked me sideways.

Over a decade later the album still has the power to engulf and mesmerize me. That December my first love and i made an agreement, as poor students we would only exchange one small present for Christmas. Unwrapping our gifts in our first home together, it appeared that great minds thought alike: Two copies of 'The Köln Concert'.


Radge said...

That's rather nice, I like it. Reminds me of Ludovico Einaudi but less sombre.

tiggyt said...


Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Radge: At the risk of sound like a complete wanker, listening to Jarrets work makes me think his compositions are more 'human'. That probably makes no sense.

I love Einaudi but perhaps it's the fact that so many memories are tied with Jarretts music that tip the scales in his favour.

@Tiggy: Indeed!

Unknown said...

I had a very similar experience with Dineen and that particular piece of music, lovely to read about yours.


Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Conor: I owe Mr Dineen (and John Kelly) some sort of mad musical debt as he introduced me to music i may not have heard otherwise. Thanks for taking the time to say hello!

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