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The Best Keith Jarrett Albums of All Time

Updated October 19, 2018 861 votes 225 voters 9.3k views

List RulesStudio albums only by this acclaimed jazz pianist

List of the best Keith Jarrett albums, including pictures of the album covers, ranked from best to worst by jazz fans worldwide. The top Keith Jarrett albums can be found at the top of the list. Mr. Jarrett is both one of the most acclaimed and prolific living jazz artists, and his solo piano and ensemble records, heavily on the ECM label, are quite a body of work.

If you think the greatest Keith Jarrett album isn't high enough on the list, then vote so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Keith Jarrett album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know the best Keith Jarrett album of all time, this list will answer your question. The ranking includes collaborations with other bandleaders, as well as Keith Jarrett solo piano albums like Facing You, and records of combos led by him, such as those by the Keith Jarrett Trio, aka the Standards Trio. Among the CDs on the list are My SongExpectations, and Sleeper

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  • 1
    Arbour Zena
    46
    19

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksMirrors (Dedicated to My Teachers), Solara March (Dedicated to Pablo Casals and the Sun), Runes (Dedicated to the Unknown)

    Length (mins)00:53:02

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Ambient music

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  • 2
    My Song
    45
    23

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksThe Journey Home, Questar, My Song

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 3
    Facing You
    47
    27

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksSemblence, Starbright, Landscape for Future Earth

    Length (mins)00:47:42

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 4
    Belonging
    35
    15

    ArtistJan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Jon Christensen, Palle Danielsson, Keith Jarrett

    TracksBelonging, 'Long as You Know You're Living Yours, The Wind Up

    Length (mins)00:46:38

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 5
    The Melody at Night, With You

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksMy Wild Irish Rose, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, I Loves You Porgy

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 6
    Standards, Vol. 1

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 7
    The Survivors' Suite

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksBeginning, Conclusion

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 8
    Personal Mountains

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksLate Night Willie, Oasis, Personal Mountains

    Length (mins)01:01:26

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 9
    Jasmine
    25
    9

    ArtistCharlie Haden, Keith Jarrett

    TracksBody and Soul, No Moon at All, One Day I'll Fly Away

    LabelECM Records

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 10
    Expectations

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksThe Magician in You, Take Me Back, Sundance

    Length (mins)00:40:35

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 11
    Last Dance
    13
    5

    Last Dance

    2014
  • 12
    Treasure Island

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksTreasure Island, Blue Streak, Fullsuvollivus (Fools of All of Us)

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 13
    Sleeper
    12
    6
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  • 14
    Staircase
    12
    8

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksHourglass, Part 2, Staircase

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 15
    Birth
    11
    7

    Birth

    1971

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksMarkings, Birth, Mortgage on My Soul (Wah-Wah)

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 16
    Dark Intervals
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  • 17
    Somewhere Before

    ArtistKeith Jarrett, Standards Trio

    TracksMy Back Pages, New Rag, Dedicated to You

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 18
    Yesterdays
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  • 19
    Mysteries
    9
    6

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksRotation, Mysteries, Flame

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 20
    Ritual
    4
    2

    Ritual

    1977
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  • 21
    Ruta and Daitya

    ArtistJack DeJohnette, Keith Jarrett

    TracksYou Know, You Know, Sounds of Peru (Submergence; Awakening)

    Genres (Music)Jazz

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  • 22
    Backhand
    4
    2
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  • 23
    The Celestial Hawk

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksThe Celestial Hawk: 3rd Movement, The Celestial Hawk: 2nd Movement, The Celestial Hawk: 1st Movement

    Genres (Music)Contemporary classical music

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  • 24
    Book of Ways

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksVol.2, No.1, Vol.2

    Genres (Music)Musical improvisation

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  • 25
    Bridge of Light

    ArtistKeith Jarrett

    TracksSonata for Violin and Piano / Song, Elegy for Violin and String Orchestra, Sonata for Violin and Piano / Dance

    Genres (Music)Contemporary classical music

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