Expectations (Keith Jarrett album)

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Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released October, 1972
Recorded 1972-04-05–1972-04-27
Genre Jazz
Length 78:02
Label Columbia
Producer George Avakian, Bob Belden
Keith Jarrett chronology
Facing You
Fort Yawuh
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Expectations is a 1972 album by the pianist, saxophonist and composer Keith Jarrett, released on Columbia Records. In addition to Jarrett, musicians on the recording include Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums), Sam Brown (guitar), Airto Moreira (percussion), as well as brass and string sections[2] whose members are not credited in the album information. Expectations was produced by George Avakian.

Expectations was the only recording Jarrett made under his own name on Columbia Records. Jarrett had been a member of Miles Davis' band, which recorded for Columbia, until shortly before making Expectations; the label subsequently signed him to his own contract, but subsequently broke the contract by dropping Jarrett after the record's release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Vision" – 0:51
  2. "Common Mama" – 8:14
  3. "The Magician in You" – 6:55
  4. "Roussillon" – 5:25
  5. "Expectations" – 4:29
  6. "Take Me Back" – 9:33
  7. "The Circular Letter (for J.K.)" – 5:04
  8. "Nomads" – 17:23
  9. "Sundance" – 4:31
  10. "Bring Back the Time When (If)" – 9:53
  11. "There Is a Road (God's River)" – 5:32
All compositions by Keith Jarrett
Recorded NYC in Apr 5, 1972 - Apr 27, 1972
Released Oct 1972


(Moreira and Motian both play drums on "The Circular Letter" and "Sundance")


  1. ^ Ginell, Robert S. (2011). "Expectations - Keith Jarrett | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b 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., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.