Staircase (album)

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Staircase
Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1976
Recorded May, 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 74:27
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
The Survivors' Suite
(1976)
Staircase
(1976)
Eyes of the Heart
(1976)

Staircase is the fourth solo album released on ECM by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. It features Jarrett performing four solo piano pieces recorded in the studio.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars stating "One can always admire Jarrett's lovely tone and flexible touch, yet when he gets stuck for ideas, the repetitions finally begin to grate. Maybe he really needs the stimulus of a live audience in order to get the creative and rhythmic juices flowing when flying solo.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one, side one[edit]

Staircase:

  1. "Part 1" - 6:57
  2. "Part 2" - 7:58
  3. "Part 3" - 1:25

Disc one, side two[edit]

Hourglass:

  1. "Part 1" - 4:42
  2. "Part 2" - 14:03

Disc two, side one[edit]

Sundial:

  1. "Part 1" - 8:57
  2. "Part 2" - 4:55
  3. "Part 3" - 6:27

Disc two, side two[edit]

Sand:

  1. "Part 1" - 6:54
  2. "Part 2" - 8:48
  3. "Part 3" - 3:21
All compositions by Keith Jarrett

Personnel[edit]

Keith Jarrett – piano

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM catalogue accessed December 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2011