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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.

Facing You
Facing You.jpg
Studio album by
Released1972
RecordedNovember 10, 1971
GenreJazz
Length47:37
LabelECM
ECM 1017
ProducerManfred Eicher
Keith Jarrett chronology
Birth
(1971)
Facing You
(1972)
Expectations
(1972)

ReceptionEdit

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
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music     [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [5]

Track listingEdit

  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

PersonnelEdit

Keith Jarrett – piano

ReferencesEdit

  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.