Theatre (album)

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Studio album by George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band '83
Released 1984
Recorded July 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 56:26
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
George Gruntz chronology
Live '82
Living Transition

Theatre is an album by Swiss pianist, composer, and arranger George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band '83 recorded in 1983 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars stating "the music overall is for selective tastes and it never really seems to flow, making it of limited interest".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Gruntz except as indicated
  1. "El Chancho" (Dino Saluzzi) - 15:18
  2. "In the Tradition of Switzerland" - 9:21
  3. "No One Can Explain It" - 6:27
  4. "The Holy Grail of Jazz and Joy" - 25:20
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in July 1983



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 9, 2011