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The unplayable piano of Jarrett's Köln Concert


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What a story! The Paris and Köln concerts were the first Jarrett CDs I bought. After a couple of years I sold Köln. I couldn't stand the sound even though the audio system I owned back then was much more 'forgiving' to bad recordings than my present one. I always thought that the recording was scr..d up not the piano! How was it possible, after all it's ECM?! After many years I bought the 24bit version. It is still unlistenable. Especially the high registers sound as if they were played on cheap Casio keyboard. Bright and hard. Separate from middle ones. I have to try to listen to it after equalizing the high freqencies one day. Will be back to report ;)

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.


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