A sad loss for all of us: "But this month Mr. Jarrett, 75, broke the silence, plainly stating what happened to him: a stroke in late February 2018, followed by another one that May. It is unlikely he will ever perform in public again."
>"Köln was different, because there were just so many negative things in a row," Mr. Jarrett recalls in the documentary. He had not slept in two nights. The piano he had ordered did not arrive in time for the concert. The one in the hall was substandard, sounding tinny and thin in the outer registers. Mr. Jarrett nearly refused to play, changing his mind at the last minute. Almost as an afterthought, the sound technicians decided to place the mikes and record the concert, even if only for the house archive. Later, longtime friend and record producer Manfred Eicher said: "Probably he played it the way he did because it was not a good piano. Because he could not fall in love with it he found another way to get the most out of it." https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122367103134923957
Every time I thought I had just heard the best from the man, I discover some more. My path: The Köln Concert → Bremen 1972 → Bremen & Lausanne 1973 → La Scala → Vienna → Sun Bear Concerts - Kyoto → Sun Bear Concerts - Tokyo. I expect this to go on forever.