Never Let Me Go - The Musical World Of Keith Jarrett

Alyn Shipton begins a series of conversations with pianist and composer Keith Jarrett, who celebrates his 60th birthday May 8th 2005.



Jarrett talks about his current trio, about free improvisation, and about his early career in the 1960s as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and the Charles Lloyd Quartet.


Jarrett talks about his brief stint playing electric keyboards with Miles Davis, his quartet with saxophonist Dewey Redman, and the first of his celebrated solo piano concerts.


Jarrett talks about his European quartet featuring saxophonist Jan Garbarek, his experiments with the church organ, and his first major recitals as a classical performer.

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In this final programme, Jarrett talks about the demands of maintaining a career in both jazz and classical music, and his continuing work with the long running Standards Trio, featuring bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette.