Fort Yawuh

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Fort Yawuh
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1973
Recorded February 24, 1973
Genre Jazz
Length 73:01
Label Impulse!
Producer Ed Michel
Keith Jarrett chronology
Facing You
Fort Yawuh
In the Light

Fort Yawuh is an acoustic jazz album by American pianist and composer Keith Jarrett.[1] Originally released in 1973 by Impulse! Records, it features a live performance recorded at the Village Vanguard on February 24, 1973, by Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, and Danny Johnson.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for Creem magazine, music critic Robert Christgau gave the album an "A–" and said that, although side one sounds like cluttered free jazz at first, it is highlighted by the Ornette Coleman-like playing of saxophonist Dewey Redman. Christgau found side two more accessible because of drummer Paul Motian on "De Drums" and the attractive composition of "Still Life Still Life".[1]

In a retrospective review, Allmusic's Qa'id Jacobs gave it four stars and stated, "Fans of Jarrett's avant-garde liberalism will find "De Drums" to be the track most unlike the other four selections on this album. "Still Life, Still Life" is more like a ballad in that it's very slow, but it still maintains the structural freedom featured in the "Fort Yawuh," "(If the) Misfits (Wear It)," and "Roads Traveled, Roads Veiled."".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Keith Jarrett

  1. "(If the) Misfits (Wear It)" - 13:15
  2. "Fort Yawuh" - 18:22
  3. "De Drums" - 12:10
  4. "Still Life, Still Life" - 8:38
  5. "Roads Traveled, Roads Veiled" - 20:36 bonus track not on original LP
  • Recorded at the Village Vanguard on February 24, 1973



  1. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (April 1974). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Q. Allmusic Review accessed September 12, 2011

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