Facing You

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Facing You
Facing You.jpg
Studio album by
Released1972
RecordedNovember 10, 1971
GenreJazz
Length47:37
LabelECM
ECM 1017
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Birth
(1971)
Facing You
(1972)
Expectations
(1972)

Facing You is the first album released on ECM by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. It features Jarrett performing eight solo piano pieces recorded in the studio.[1] It was recorded in Oslo on 10 November 1971, the day after a concert performance with the Miles Davis Septet in the same city.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "A remarkable effort that reveals more and more with each listen, this recording has stood the test of time, and is unquestionably a Top Three recording in Keith Jarrett's long and storied career.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In Front" – 10:09
  2. "Ritooria" – 5:57
  3. "Lalene" – 8:39
  4. "My Lady, My Child" – 7:24
  5. "Landscape for Future Earth" – 3:36
  6. "Starbright" – 5:07
  7. "Vapallia" – 3:57
  8. "Semblence" – 3:02
All compositions by Keith Jarrett

Personnel[edit]

Keith Jarrett – piano

References[edit]

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