Belonging (album)

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Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1974
Recorded April 24-25, 1974
Studio Arne Bendiksen Studios, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 46:35
Label ECM
ECM 1050
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Treasure Island

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.

"Long As You Know You're Living Yours" serves as the theme song for CBC Radio's Writers and Company program.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[3]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[5]

AllMusic reviewer Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4½ 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]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks 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



  1. ^ Breskin, David (c. 1980). "Steely Dan (Interview)". Musician Magazine. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. Retrieved December 21, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. AllMusic Review accessed September 12, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 769. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz. Virgin Books. p. 446. 
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 81. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.