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A Long Story

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Released  2007
A Long Story (2007)  And If (2010)
Release date  2007
Genre  Jazz
Length  56:50
Artist  Anat Fort
Label  ECM Records
Producers  Anat Fort, Manfred Eicher
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Recorded  March 2004, Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn
Jazz albums  Reflections, All Our Reasons, War Orphans, Cantando, Inside Out

A Long Story is an album by pianist and composer Anat Fort recorded in Brooklyn in 2004 and released on the ECM label in 2007.



The five star Allmusic review by Stephen Eddins states "Fort sets up a basic cool jazz sound and then strays far enough from the expectations she has created to keep the listener constantly engaged and intrigued... The strong character of each of the players and Fort's slightly offbeat musical material make every piece on this outstanding album a pleasure". PopMatters correspondent Matt Cibula reflected "It’s pretty seldom that people can turn down the volume on this crazy world and really concentrate on things that really matter. Like comfortable shoes, and good spicy Spanish wine, and brilliant jazz albums like this". Writing for All About Jazz, Dan McClenaghan noted "A Long Story is one of a handful of albums that can be listened to again and again while revealing different aspects of itself each time. Highly recommended". Less enthsiastic was the JazzTimes review by Thomas Conrad which observed "Fort is a minimalist. She postulates elemental figures, spare lines that she hopes are suggestive. Such a less-is-more approach requires a special muse, and Fort’s ideas are mostly melodically slight".

Track listing

All compositions by Anat Fort except as indicated

  1. "Just Now, Var. I" - 4:14
  2. "Morning: Good" - 7:22
  3. "Lullaby" - 5:59
  4. "Chapter Two" (Anat Fort, Perry Robinson) - 3:43
  5. "Just Now, Var. II" - 3:59
  6. "Not a Dream?" - 5:24
  7. "Rehaired" - 5:55
  8. "As Two / Something 'Bout Camels" - 5:52
  9. "Not the Perfect Storm" - 7:21
  10. "Chapter One" - 4:14
  11. "Just Now, Var. III" - 2:14


  • Anat Fort — piano
  • Perry Robinson - clarinet, ocarina
  • Ed Schuller — double bass
  • Paul Motian - drums
  • Songs

    1Just Now - Var I4:17
    2Morning: Good7:25


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