Ecm Classical

Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts - Piano Solo (1976) {6CD Set Japanese 1st Press ECM J00J 20375/80 rel 1990}

Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts - Piano Solo (1976) {6CD Set Japanese 1st Press ECM J00J 20375/80 rel 1990}
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© 1976, 1990 ECM Records Japan | J00J 20375/80
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This gargantuan package – a ten-LP set now compressed into a chunky six-CD box – once was derided as the ultimate ego trip, probably by many who didn't take the time to hear it all. You have to go back to Art Tatum's solo records for Norman Granz in the '50s to find another large single outpouring of solo jazz piano like this, all of it improvised on the wing before five Japanese audiences in Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Sapporo. Yet the miracle is how consistently good much of this giant box is.
John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

John Abercrombie – Characters
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Mastersisk
Label: ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any jazz-fusion music collection
I'm afraid I cannot discuss this album in terms of "meribolant soul melodies" or such, but if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxed solo album from one of the top jazz guitarists, CHARACTERS might be just right for you.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Holon (2008) {ECM 2049}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 8, 2018
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Holon (2008) {ECM 2049}

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Holon (2008) {ECM 2049}
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© 2008 ECM Records | ECM 2049
Jazz / Modern Creative / Mystical Minimalism / Post Minimalism / Piano

Pianist Nik Bärtsch's Zurich quintet Ronin has released a handful of recordings, but Holon is only the second released in the United States. When Stoa was issued in 2006, it was like this startling blast of air. Was it jazz? Was it minimalist classical music? Was it acoustic techno? Bärtsch calls it "zen funk." OK, fair enough, but in actuality, while it bears traces and borrows elements from all of the aforementioned genres, Ronin is its own animal, its own sound, its own complex yet utterly accessible musical identity or, better, brand. They have toured relentlessly all over the world, and as a result, this quintet is not only well seasoned, but also it has taken the music up the ladder a couple of rungs.

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 5, 2017
Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 229MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The 2010 ECM album Purcor - Songs for Saxophone and Piano features tenor/soprano saxophonist Trygve Seim and pianist Andreas Utnem dueting on various original and traditional compositions. Although this is the first time the two musicians have recorded together, their partnership extends back to the mid-'90s when Utnem, working with Norway's Church City Mission foundation, invited Seim to perform with him at several church services. Choosing from a mix of liturgical compositions for mass and some original pieces, Utnem then played in his own classical- and jazz-based style while Seim improvised around him. The result, as heard on this album, is a kind of hybrid of classical, jazz, and folk styles fits nicely into the softly introspective, and cerebral ECM approach.
Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017) {ECM New Series}

Alexei Lubimov - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Tangere (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Cover - front, d.booklet | 312 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.

George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 23, 2017
George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}

George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz

Tenor saxophonist George Adams' third recording as a leader (following two obscure releases for the Italian Horo label) is a little unusual in that the extroverted soloist is heard on the usually introverted ECM label. Adams is teamed with fellow tenor Heinz Sauer (who has a cooler sound), trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, pianist Richard Beirach, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette for five group originals. The playing is advanced but not as fiery as most of Adams' later sets.
Ricardo Villalobos, Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Ricardo Villalobos, Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 134:39 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Berlin-based DJs and composers Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer - two of the best-known names in contemporary electronica - share their admiration for music on ECM in a unique double-album of specially-created “sound-structures”. Their project “Re: ECM” will bring the label’s music to a new listenership. It is certain to be one of the most talked-about albums of the season. Using original ECM recordings as a starting point, Villalobos and Loderbauer create new music that bridges several worlds, including ECM’s world of space-conscious improvisation and composition and the worlds of ambient electronics and minimal techno.

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 7, 2017
Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}
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© 2005 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1931
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Bass

The liner notes for Barry Guy's extended composition/improvisation Folio (a printer's term for a piece of paper folded in half to create four pages) refer extensively to Nikolai Evreinov's 1912 play The Theatre of the Soul, in which three aspects of the soul are introduced by a pretentious professor who claims the Self as Trinity: Rational, Emotional, and Eternal (or subconscious). Performed a scant five years before the Russian Revolution and simultaneously as Freud's big exposition of the Id, the Ego, and the Superego, the play is one of those moments where history seems to be suggesting bits and pieces of itself. What that all has to with Guy's piece is ponderous at best and known only to Guy. Even Brian Lynch's liner essay is speculative and academic.

Gary Peacock Trio - Tangents (2017) {ECM 2533}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 3, 2017
Gary Peacock Trio - Tangents (2017) {ECM 2533}

Gary Peacock Trio - Tangents (2017) {ECM 2533}
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© 2017 ECM Records | ECM 2533
Jazz / Post Bop / Double Bass

Some of Gary Peacock’s finest music has been made in piano trios. Early in his musical life, Peacock established a fresh role for the bass as an independent melodic voice, a concept carried forward in the history-making groups he’s played with – from Paul Bley’s Bill Evans’s trios to Keith Jarrett’s. As a bandleader he has also been influential: Tangents is the second release from the great bassist’s trio with Marc Copland and Joey Baron and draws on years of shared playing in diverse contexts.
Juliane Banse & Andras Schiff - Songs of Debussy and Mozart (2003) {ECM New Series 1772}

Juliane Banse & András Schiff - Songs of Debussy and Mozart (2003) {ECM New Series 1772}
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© 2003 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1772
Classical / Chamber Music / Piano / Soprano

First recorded collaboration between one of the leading sopranos of our time, Juliane Banse, and the incomparable pianist András Schiff. The programme is a fascinating combination of two different worlds of 'Liedgesang' - in language as well as musical style and historicity.