Arbour Zena

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Arbour Zena
Arbour Zena.jpg
Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1975
Recorded October 1975
Studio Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany
Genre Jazz, ambient music
Length 52:59
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Mysteries
(1975)Mysteries1975
Arbour Zena
(1975)
Shades
(1975)Shades1975

Arbour Zena is an album composed by American pianist Keith Jarrett featuring saxophonist Jan Garbarek, bassist Charlie Haden and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mladen Gutesha which was released on the ECM label in 1975.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3 stars and states "although this music can be attractive in small doses, the lack of tempo or texture contrasts over long stretches of time – particularly the nearly 28-minute "Mirrors" – which can be annoying if you're not in the right blissful mood".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 2.5/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Keith Jarrett.

  1. "Runes" - 15:24
  2. "Solara March" - 9:48
  3. "Mirrors" - 27:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Jarrett discography accessed April 22, 2010
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed April 22, 2010
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 771. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.