Somewhere Before

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Somewhere Before
Somewhere Before.jpg
Live album by Keith Jarrett
Released May 1969[1]
Recorded August 30-31, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 38:30
Label Vortex Records
Producer George Avakian
Keith Jarrett chronology
Restoration Ruin
(1968)
Somewhere Before
(1968)
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett
(1970)

Somewhere Before is a live album by pianist Keith Jarrett recorded on August 30 and 31, 1968, at Shelly's Manne-Hole in Hollywood, California. It features a performance by Jarrett, Charlie Haden (bass) and Paul Motian (drums).

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars stating "As an example of early, unfocused Jarrett, this is fascinating material.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 2.5/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Back Pages" (Dylan) - 5:24
  2. "Pretty Ballad" - 3:30
  3. "Moving Soon" - 4:24
  4. "Somewhere Before" - 6:50
  5. "New Rag" - 5:40
  6. "A Moment for Tears" - 3:07
  7. "Pouts' Over" (And the Day's Not Through) - 4:35
  8. "Dedicated to You" (Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret) - 5:00
  9. "Old Rag" - 2:37
All compositions by Keith Jarrett except as indicated

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard May 3, 1969
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.