Keith Jarrett's “Cologne Concert” turns 50 – two films tell its story – Culture

GDCGA – these notes formed the melody in the old Cologne Opera House that invited the audience to enter. On this special, late evening of January 24, 1975, jazz pianist Keith Jarrett recorded them – consciously or unconsciously – to formulate a basic motif for his now famous “The Cologne Concert” on the piano. In the following 66 minutes and five seconds, he transformed an impending catastrophe into a triumph – two film projects want to tell the story of this to mark the upcoming anniversary: ​​the German-Polish feature film production “The Girl from Cologne” with Mala Emde and Ulrich Tukur and the documentary “Cologne Tracks”, which has to contend with similarly poor conditions as the concert itself.

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