Keith Jarrett ‎– The Survivors' Suite

ECM Records ‎– ECM 1085, ECM Records ‎– 2301 085
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Recorded April 1976 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg.
'Made in W. Germany' on centre labels.
Ⓟ 1977
'Printed in W. Germany' on back sleeve.

On the centre labels, the track title has the apostrophe misplaced: 'Survivor's Suite'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side, stamped): 2301 085 S1 320
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side, stamped): 2301 085 S2 320
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
  • Rights Society: BMI/AMRA
  • Label Code: LC 2516

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ECM 1085, 422 827 131-2 Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1085, 422 827 131-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
Q 82 Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Q (5) Q 82 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
UCCU-5716 Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(CD, Album, RE, SHM) ECM Records UCCU-5716 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
ECM-1-1085, 2301 570 Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM-1-1085, 2301 570 US 1977 Sell This Version
ECM 1-1085 Keith Jarrett The Survivors' Suite(LP, Album, Promo) ECM Records ECM 1-1085 US 1977 Sell This Version


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February 14, 2018
Easily keef's best album. . . . . . .


February 9, 2018
This is definitely in the top 5 best Jarrett albums and Side 1 'Beginning' is nothing shrt of amazing. The interplay between the musicians of the 'American Quartet' is outstanding. Side 2 'Conclusion' is far rockier but eventually cools down by the end. The melodies are superb and Jarretts Soprano sax nasal and aggressive. The group shines on their most focused record yet. Essential and truly great. A must have for fans of jazz. It's Jarrett's 'Tubular Bells' in my opinion!


December 4, 2012
There is something very special about this work. Bringing to mind what Bill Monroe called "The Ancient Tones". Some of Keith's music, though always brilliant, is a little hard for me to reach. This record came up and grabbed me by the boo-boo! It flows effortlessly through different textures and instrumentation, slowly building to the gorgeous theme. The band plays with tremendous emotion and feel. The music is allowed to breathe, rising and falling elegantly through the different parts. 5 stars