Masabumi Kikuchi - Black Orpheus (2016) {ECM-Universal Music Japan UCCE-1160}

Masabumi Kikuchi - Black Orpheus (2016) {ECM-Universal Music Japan UCCE-1160}
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© 2016 ECM Records / Universal Music Japan | UCCE-1160
Jazz / Modern Creative / Modern Jazz / Piano

A document of a 2012 Japanese solo recital – not only the last in his homeland but the last anywhere – by idiosyncratic improviser Masabumi Kikuchi (1939-2015). One of the uncategorisable greats, Kikuchi occupied his own musical universe and in his final years was quietly and systematically severing his ties to jazz, drifting instead towards what he called ‘floating sound and harmonies’, introspective and poetic improvisations. Song forms still sometimes materialized. Kikuchi revisits “Little Abi”, a ballad for his daughter, which the pianist once recorded with Elvin Jones. And there is a surprising and very touching version of the wistfully yearning theme from the 1959 Brazilian film Black Orpheus.
Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall (2018) {ECM 2590/91}

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall (2018) {ECM 2590/91}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 486MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”.
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.
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.

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017) {ECM}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Sept. 6, 2017
Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017) {ECM}

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017)
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Jazz | Label: ECM

Pianist Vijay Iyer's fifth album for ECM, 2017's fiery sextet date Far from Over, follows his superb 2016 collaboration with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke. Where that album found Iyer and Smith engaged in a deeply interconnected series of often abstract chamber improvisations, here we find him exploding outward, but with no less interconnectedness between him and his bandmates.
Hortobagyi & Kurtag jr. & Lengyelfi - Kurtagonals (2009) {ECM New Series 2097}

László Hortobágyi & György Kurtág jr. & Miklós Lengyelfi - Kurtágonals (2009) {ECM New Series 2097}
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© 2009 ECM Records | ECM 2097
Jazz / Avant-Garde / Electronic / Ambient / Modern Composition

György Kurtág Jr., son of the great Hungarian composer, has long been developing his own electronic music. In this unusual project, fellow composer László Hortobágyi integrates Kurtág themes into his own arrangements in a recording that celebrates a long friendship. “This is,” say the group members, “a Hortobágyi album about Kurtág,” as well as “an invitation to discover a new sphere of music”. Drifting ambient washes of synthesized sound, near-subliminal bass, collages of subtle colours and sudden eruptions are but part of the story. An intriguing addition to ECM’s growing catalogue of electronica for discerning listeners.
Eleni Karaindrou - Elegy Of The Uprooting (2008) {2CD + DVD9 NTSC ECM New Series 5506 & 1952/53}

Eleni Karaindrou - Elegy Of The Uprooting (2008) {2CD + DVD9 NTSC ECM New Series 5506 & 1952/53}
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© 2006, 2008 ECM Records | ECM New Series 5506 & 1952/53
Classical / Orchestral / Contemporary Classics / Choral / Stage & Screen

In March 2005 Eleni Karaindrou presented what she called “a scenic cantata” at the Megaron in Athens, a tour through her music for film and theatre, with musical themes newly combined and contrasted. A live audio recording, “Elegy of the Uprooting”, was issued in 2006: “The two-CD set interweaves excerpts of her music from 13 different scores spanning more than two decades, although the irresistible congruence of the music is such that newcomers to Karaindrou’s oeuvre would be forgiven for thinking this is newly composed. The music seduces by its profound beauty, tenderness and candour.”. – International Record Review. Here is the video and audio document of the event.

Eberhard Weber - Encore (2015) {ECM Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 13, 2015
Eberhard Weber - Encore (2015) {ECM Records}

Eberhard Weber - Encore (2015) {ECM Records}
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM 2439
Jazz / Post Bop / Chamber Jazz / Fusion / Bass

Encore is a companion volume to Résumé the widely-praised solo album issued in 2011. Eberhard Weber returns once more to the many live recordings of his tenure with the Jan Garbarek Group, isolating his bass solos and reworking them into new pieces with the addition of his own keyboard parts. “I became what you might call a composer of New Music,” says Weber, “with the proviso that I make use of old things.”This season’s special guest is veteran Dutch flugelhorn player Ack van Rooyen.
Dino Saluzzi - Once Upon A Time - Far Away In The South (1986) {ECM 1309}

Dino Saluzzi - Once Upon A Time - Far Away In The South (1986) {ECM 1309}
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Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

This recording, from 1985, presents bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi in a small-group setting, accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the ECM roster: Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet and flugelhorn), Charlie Haden (bass) and Pierre Favre (percussion). As usual with ECM releases, the recording is crystalline - their audio standards have always set the highest standards for sound reproduction, clear and pristine. It puts the listener right into the room with the players.