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Keith Jarrett

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Jazz Pianist Keith Jarrett

Called one of the greatest improvisers in the history of jazz, Jarrett was famous for his wildly passionate solo recitals. Beginning in 1996 and continuing for about four years, he stopped performing and recording because of chronic fatigue syndrome. He is now recovered. His new album Radiance is his solo improvised concert. This interview was originally broadcast on Sept. 11, 2000.

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Jazz Pianist Keith Jarrett.

alled one of the greatest improvisers in the history of jazz, Jarrett was famous for his wildly passionate solo recitals. In 1996, Jarrett came down with a mysterious illness- an interstitial bacterial parasite— that caused him to stop performing for about two and a half years. Jarrett has started performing and recording again, but he still keeps a low public profile, so his condition will not worsen again. His newest CD is Whisper Not (Universal Classics). His other recent CD, Melody at Night, With You, was a solo album Jarrett recorded at his home studio in rural New Jersey.

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