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Personal Mountains Personal Mountains 21:12    
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Track length:21:12
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929051
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Innocence Innocence 10:47    
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Track length:10:47
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929052
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So Tender So Tender 13:26    
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Track length:13:26
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929053
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Oasis Oasis 28:13    
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Track length:28:13
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929151
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Chant of the Soil Chant of the Soil 14:52    
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Track length:14:52
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929152
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Prism Prism 11:15    
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Track length:11:15
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929153
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New Dance New Dance 7:07    
Album only
Track length:7:07
Artist: Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Performer: Jon Christensen
Palle Danielsson
Jan Garbarek
Keith Jarrett
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Cavelight Music
Composer: Keith Jarrett
ISRC: DEB337929154
Digital booklet Album only

Keith Jarrett piano
Jan Garbarek tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, percussion
Palle Danielsson double-bass
Jon Christensen drums, percussion

Recorded live April, 1979

An astonishing double-album documentation of a great band at the peak of its powers, “Sleeper” features a complete and previously unreleased concert recording of Jarrett’s ‘European Quartet’, otherwise known as ‘Belonging’, at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza in April 1979. The pieces played, all composed by Jarrett, are “Personal Mountains”, “Innocence”, “So Tender”, “Oasis”, “Chant of the Soil”, “Prism” and “New Dance”. Exceptional improvisational exchanges, dynamic episodes of surging energy, and lyrical passages of wild beauty abound. The interplay between Jarrett and Garbarek is uncanny and the Danielsson/Christensen rhythm team swings wildly and delightfully. After more than three decades in the ECM archive, this “Sleeper”, newly mixed in Oslo, now awakes in all its glory.

About Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen:

The Belonging quartet came together initially for the album of the same name, and the musical compatibility of its members was instantly striking. Jarrett had been well aware of these musicians since the late 1960s, had played with Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen in Norway, and his admiration for Jan Garbarek’s saxophone approach had already led him to write the string music of “Luminessence” for Garbarek to play over. 

In the five years between the first album and the end of the story Belonging played infrequently enough for Jarrett to tell one journalist that it was less an ensemble than a ‘special event’. The pianist had other pressing demands on his time, then, including tours with a demanding American quartet in the final phase of its existence, and a burgeoning concert life as a popular solo improviser. In between, there was Belonging. Jarrett wrote music for the strengths of the individual players and for the sound they created as a unit, and. the classic “My ...