Jarrett’s ‘latest’ release is live, classical and thirty years old (and there’s still no news on his health as the performance hiatus stretches on and on). He has stated improvising lengthy solo concerts was a cakewalk compared to the stress and expectation which accompanied classical performances, where critics’ daggers are brandished from the get go. He admits the classical practice sharpened his technique, which can clearly be heard in his playing at the time, but also claims it triggered the chronic fatigue syndrome which parked his output for years.
Curiously the full album is only available to ‘premium’ YouTubers, as appears to be the case for all of Jarrett’s ouvre, not sure if this is the same for all ECM releases but it may be the ECM free ride is over. Having said that the entire album is on Open Spotify for free, although at inferior audio for those of you with more sensitive ears than I possess.
Bach and Jarrett is a nice combo.