Belonging (album)

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Belonging
Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1974
Recorded April 24 & 25, 1974 at Arne Bendiksen Studios, Oslo, Norway
Genre Jazz
Length 46:35
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Treasure Island
(1973)
Belonging
(1974)
Luminessence
(1974)

Belonging is an album by American pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label in 1974. It is the first album by Jarrett's 'European Quartet' featuring Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen. "Long As You Know You're Living Yours" was the subject of a lawsuit between Jarrett and jazz-rock group Steely Dan: Jarrett alleged that the duo's title track from their 1980 album Gaucho had stolen from the song. Co-writer Donald Fagen later admitted he'd loved the song and was strongly influenced by it.[1] Jarrett sued for copyright infringement and was then added as a co-author of the song.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4.5 stars, stating "The record operates at its strongest level when Jarrett locks the quartet into his winning gospel mode on "'Long as You Know You're Living Yours" and the tense drive of "Spiral Dance"; the reflective numbers are less compelling. Still, this LP-turned-CD successfully bucked the powerful electric trends of its time and holds up well today."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Keith Jarrett.
  1. "Spiral Dance" - 4:11
  2. "Blossom" - 12:15
  3. "'Long as You Know You're Living Yours" - 6:14
  4. "Belonging" - 2:15
  5. "The Windup" - 8:27
  6. "Solstice" - 13:13

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breskin, David (c. 1980). "Steely Dan (Interview)". Musician Magazine. Retrieved December 21, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 12, 2011