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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/arts/music/keith-jarrett-piano.html

<< He had been scheduled to return to Carnegie the following March for another of the solo recitals that have done the most to create his legend — like the one captured on the recording “Budapest Concert,” to be released on Oct. 30. But that Carnegie performance was abruptly canceled, along with the rest of his concert calendar. At the time, Mr. Jarrett’s longtime record label, ECM, cited unspecified health issues. There has been no official update in the two years since.

But this month Mr. Jarrett, 75, broke the silence, plainly stating what happened to him: a stroke in late February 2018, followed by another one that May. It is unlikely he will ever perform in public again.

“I was paralyzed,” he told The New York Times, speaking by phone from his home in northwest New Jersey. “My left side is still partially paralyzed. I’m able to try to walk with a cane, but it took a long time for that, took a year or more. And I’m not getting around this house at all, really.” >>

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Prayers for Mr. Jarrett

rough rough stuff

happening with my folks who are nearing 90 - 75 is much too young 

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With Gary Peacock's passing,  I found myself listening to most of my Standards Trio albums and being thankful I saw their penultimate concert.  I still hoped (and hope!) to see Keith Jarrett again one day. 

I think of musicians like Frank Foster, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Eberhard Weber (to name a few) who have been silenced by strokes.  Here's wishing Jarrett the best.

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1 hour ago, Justin V said:

 

I think of musicians like Frank Foster, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Eberhard Weber (to name a few) who have been silenced by strokes.  Here's wishing Jarrett the best.

Yes, and Mel Torme and Jackie Wilson as well.  Prayers sent!

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3 hours ago, GA Russell said:

Prayers sent!

Amen.

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7 hours ago, GA Russell said:

Yes, and Mel Torme and Jackie Wilson as well.  Prayers sent!

And Red Mitchell and Oscar Petersen and Red Norvo and Cab Calloway and Bucky Pizzarelli and Les McCann and Dave Valentin and Mulgrew Miller and Billy Taylor and Barney Kessel... the list goes on.

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5 minutes ago, bresna said:

And Red Mitchell and Oscar Petersen and Red Norvo and Cab Calloway and Bucky Pizzarelli and Les McCann and Dave Valentin and Mulgrew Miller and Billy Taylor and Barney Kessel... the list goes on.

I didn't know that many had strokes.

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Strokes be everywhere!

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Jarrett's solo and trio work has brought me much pleasure over the years, and I'm grateful for the musical legacy he has left us.  I will be reviewing Budapest Concert in the next week.  Will anyone who is a KJ fan be surprised necessarily? Not really... it's just a continuation of the thing he did really well, and that's all that matters.

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That's really bad news. Full support to him and wishes for recovery.

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