Sun Bear Concerts

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Sun Bear Concerts
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1978
Recorded November 5–18, 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 397:46
Label ECM
ECM 1100
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Hymns/Spheres
(1976)
Sun Bear Concerts
(1976)
Byablue
(1977)
Alternative cover
Japanese box set

Sun Bear Concerts is a recording released through ECM by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett performing solo improvisations recorded in Japan in 1976. It was originally released as a ten-LP set and later as a six-CD box set.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars stating "While Sun Bear breaks little ground that his earlier solo piano albums had not already covered, it is nevertheless richly inventive within Jarrett's personal parameter of idioms. If price is not a barrier, the Jarrett devotee need not hesitate".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Keith Jarrett

CD 1

  1. "Kyoto, November 5, 1976, Part 1" - 43:55
  2. "Kyoto, November 5, 1976, Part 2" - 34:05

CD 2

  1. "Osaka, November 8, 1976, Part 1" - 38:58
  2. "Osaka, November 8, 1976, Part 2" - 31:09

CD 3

  1. "Nagoya, November 12, 1976, Part 1" - 35:36
  2. "Nagoya, November 12, 1976, Part 2" - 39:56

CD 4

  1. "Tokyo, November 14, 1976, Part 1" - 40:22
  2. "Tokyo, November 14, 1976, Part 2" - 35:22

CD 5

  1. "Sapporo, November 18, 1976, Part 1" - 41:05
  2. "Sapporo, November 18, 1976, Part 2" - 33:56

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:
CD 6

  1. "Encores: Sapporo" - 10:56
  2. "Encores: Tokyo" - 8:23
  3. "Encores: Nagoya" - 4:03

Recorded in concert in Kyoto, November 5; Osaka, November 8; Nagoya, November 12; Tokyo, November 14; and Sapporo, November 18, 1976.

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Jarrett – piano

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM catalogue accessed December 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed August 18, 2011