Keith Jarrett’s (b. 1945, Allentown, Pennsylvania) association with ECM dates from November 1971, when he and producer Manfred Eicher first collaborated on the hugely influential solo piano album 'Facing You' (1972). In 1973 ECM organised an eighteen-concert European tour, consisting solely of Jarrett’s solo improvisations. 'The Köln Concert' (1975) has unsurprisingly passed into legend and is a multi-million-selling album. “His ECM discography embraces solo improvisation, duets, trios, quartets, original compositions, multi-instrumental ventures, masterpieces of the classical repertoire and wide-ranging explorations of the Great American Songbook” (ECM).