Death and the Flower

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Death and the Flower
Death and the Flower.jpg
Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1975
Recorded October 9-10, 1974
Generation Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 41:46
Label Impulse!
AS 9301
Producer Ed Michel
Keith Jarrett chronology
Back Hand
Death and the Flower
The Köln Concert

Death and the Flower is the third album on the Impulse label by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. Originally released in 1975, it features performances by Jarrett's 'American Quartet' which included Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian with Guilherme Franco added on percussion.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "The main selection, the 21-minute "Death and the Flower," develops logically from atmospheric sounds to intense group improvising and back again; it is the main reason to acquire this [recording].".[1]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Death and the Flower" - 22:49
  2. "Prayer" - 10:12
  3. "Great Bird" - 8:45
All compositions by Keith Jarrett



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 15, 2011
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 16, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.