Hamburg '72

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Hamburg '72
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Live album by
ReleasedNovember 24, 2014
RecordedJune 14, 1972
StudioNDR Jazz Workshop, Hamburg, West Germany
LabelECM ECM 2422
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Last Dance
Hamburg '72

Hamburg '72 is an album by Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian recorded live in West Germany on June 14, 1972 and released on the ECM label in 2014.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
All Music4/5 stars[2]
The Observer5/5 stars[3]
All About Jazz5/5 stars[4]

The album received several positive reviews on release. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Hamburg '72 is not only an excellent archival recording that documents one of jazz's most capable, sophisticated trios, it is expansive, inspiring modern jazz at its best, and it continues to resonate and inspire".[2] The Observer's Dave Gelly called it "an invaluable memento of an unrepeatable group".[3] On All About Jazz, John Kelman noted, "Hamburg '72 is a true milestone from the first of its 56 minutes to the last—a classic once lost, but now found again and sounding better than ever".[4] JazzTimes Thomas Conrad said, "By 1972, [Jarrett's] taut, dramatic timing, his personal harmonic concept and especially his touch were in place. He could already make piano notes hang forever in the air. He is equally capable of rocking the Funkhaus to its foundations".[5]

Track listing[edit]

ECM Records – ECM 2422.[1]

All music is composed by Keith Jarrett, except are indicated.

1."Rainbow"Margot Jarrett9:52
2."Everything That Lives Laments" 9:44
3."Piece for Ornette" 9:32
4."Take Me Back" 8:07
5."Life, Dance" 2:59
6."Song for Che"Charlie Haden15:08
Total length:55:22



  1. ^ a b "Hamburg '72". ECM Records. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Hamburg '72 (All Music review)". All Music. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Hamburg '72 (The Observer review)". The Observer. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Hamburg '72 (All About Jazz review)". All About Jazz. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hamburg '72 (JazzTimes review)". Jazz Times. Retrieved June 29, 2017.