Birth (Keith Jarrett album)

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Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1971
Recorded July 15 & 16 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 39:25
Label Atlantic
Producer George Avakian
Keith Jarrett chronology
El Juicio (The Judgement)

Birth is an album by pianist Keith Jarrett featuring performances by Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "Not everything works, and there are some wandering moments, but the music always holds one's interest; one can easily see the potential that would soon be realized by this intriguing ensemble.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Keith Jarrett
  1. "Birth" - 6:13
  2. "Mortgage on My Soul" - 5:38
  3. "Spirit" - 8:38
  4. "Markings" - 0:37
  5. "Forget Your Memories (And They'll Remember You)" - 6:57
  6. "Remorse" - 11:22



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed Assessed 17, 2011
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 768. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.