Keith Jarrett, Dennis Russell Davies

Keith Jarrett and conductor-pianist Dennis Russell Davies have been friends and musical
comrades for forty years. In the mid-70s the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, under Davies’ direction
presented Jarrett’s chamber music. In the 90s Jarrett recorded the Mozart piano concertos with
Davies and the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Near the beginning of their association, Jarrett
invited Davies to play a composition he had written for solo piano. To listen to Ritual is akin to
experiencing the core of a Jarrett solo concert. The interpreter may be different, but the lyrical
expression is remarkably consistent. As Dennis Russell l Davies says: “Those who know Keith
will hear him in this music. It couldn’t have been written by anyone else.”

Featured Artists Recorded

June 1977, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg

Original Release Date


  • 1Ritual
    (Keith Jarrett)
  • 2Ritual (cont.)
    (Keith Jarrett)