(FMP CD 095)
A reviewer at Rate Your Music calls these performances the "evil twin" of Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert, which might give you a general sense of what's to come. Tippett's spontaneous compositions use the entire piano: keys, strings, squeaky bench...everything. A music box also gets in there. The songs are possessed of a raw and immense beauty, and need to be heard to be believed.
Immediate download of 5-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
"...these outings stand out as a prime example of using extended piano techniques to great effect. Though the name of this record was eventually picked up by a co-op quartet the pianist is also part of, he casts some of his best magic and music right here. Entrancing."
--Marc Chenard, CODA
"Having these two recordings on one CD...is a gift. These solo sessions are essential not only for those all-too-few Tippett fans, but for anyone interested in either the piano or music as magical endeavor. And for those curious about Tippett, this is the very best place to start."
--Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
Keith Tippett: piano
Recorded by Jost Gebers on December 3rd and 4th, 1981 (tracks 1, 2 & 5), and on July 13th, 1986 (tracks 3 & 4), in Berlin.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler
Produced by Jost Gebers
Booklet design and layout: Jost Gebers
Photos: Dagmar Gebers
This download album mimics the CD compilation of LPs SAJ-37 & SAJ-55, with tracks taken from the original recording tapes.