Keith Jarrett: The Köln Concert, re-composition for a big ensemble

Stefano Gullo


Main Subject                                                                                                                                    Supervisor

Jazz Composition                                                                                                                              Loes Rusch

Student Number


Main Teachers

Claudio Jr. De Rosa and Trevor Grahl

Format of documentation

Research Exposition

Royal Conservatoire of The Hague



 1)     Intro

          - Motivation

          - Topic

          - Research question & Methodology


 2)     Biography: Story of his discography

          - The beginning: during the 60’s

          - His career as a project leader: in the 70’s

          - The Piano Solo

          - In the 80’s and the “Trio Standard”


 3)     His Way of playing

          - The evolution of his musical language

          - Elements in his playing & his influences (his career and him being sideman)

          - Relation between Jazz and Classical


 4)     His Philosophy in music

          - Personality of Keith Jarrett

          - His disease


 5)      The Köln concert

          - Story and Background of the concert in Koln


 6)     PUT IN Practice; Analyzing and Experimenting

          - The Melody of the Köln concert

          - The Harmony of the Köln concert

          - My Production


 7)     Conclusion