We all know Keith Jarrett as one of the greats, but did you know he was a child prodigy? By age 7, he was already performing major works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. As an adult pianist and improviser, he now performs entire concerts completely extemporaneously.
In one of his iconic jazz albums, “Standards Vol. 2,” listen how he generates original material seemingly out of thin air. This opening pattern on the standard tune “If I Should Lose You” mystifies us as he straddles over two chords and creates a melodic sequence.
Enjoy the genius!
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