Facing You

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Facing You
Facing You.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 10, 1971
ECM 1017
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Facing You

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.


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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[5]

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


Keith Jarrett – piano


  1. ^ ECM catalogue Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine accessed December 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. Allmusic Review accessed September 9, 2011
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 768. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.