The Survivors' Suite

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The Survivors' Suite
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Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1977
Recorded April 1976
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
Genre Jazz
Length 48:39
Label ECM
ECM 1085
Producer Manfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
The Survivors' Suite

The Survivors' Suite is an album by American pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label in 1977. It features performances by Jarrett's 'American Quartet' which included Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian.


The Allmusic review by Stacia Proefrock awarded the album 5 stars stating "Like other albums of its time, this was beginning to show the brightness, lightness, and soft edges of contemporary jazz, but the solidness of Haden's bass helps the music rooted and earthbound.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz by Richard Cook and Brian Morton regards the album as a "masterpiece, with the quartet pulling together on an ambitiously large-scale piece, each member contributing whole-heartedly and passionately."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Survivors' Suite: Beginning" - 27:21
  2. "The Survivors' Suite: Conclusion' - 21:18
All compositions by Keith Jarrett.



  1. ^ a b Proefrock, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2011
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 769. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 112. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.