|All Artists: Keith Jarrett|
Title: La Scala
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 6/3/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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Marty Nickison II | Austintown, OH | 06/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, shoot me---Koln Concert isn't my favorite solo concert. To me, this just shoots Koln in the foot! Why?
Koln Concert is a masterpiece, full of development and extreme detail to development. However, La Scala is romance in his language. To me, the first 7 minutes musically define love--and God, "....for God is Love (Christian theology)". IMHO, this is the best music to make, hands down!
However, this was recorded right before he got sick; not very easy to find and many do not know about it. Sad--this is what started me listening to Keith Jarrett.
Overall, this is awesome. Just listen--and open yourself. Take it in completely--as a Wagner or Verdi Opera. It will probably break your emotions--let it. At that point, you now have heard KJ."
A Feast for the Ears and Heart
Karl W. Nehring | Ostrander, OH USA | 07/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"La Scala is a solo concert recording in the tradition of The Koln Concert. Of three cuts on this CD, two are improvisations ("La Scala, Part I" and "La Scala, Part II)", while the third is a free-flowing version of the Yip Harberg classic, "Over the Rainbow." "Rainbow" and "Part I" are gorgeous pieces, lush and flowing, full of wonderful melodies. "Part II" is more angular and severe, and may make some listeners a bit fidgety from time to time. Overall, however, La Scala is a real feast for the ears and for the heart."