A great set from the John Abercrombie Quartet – that late 70s group that seemed to find one of the best matches for John's unusual phrasing on the guitar – with round, warm work on bass from George Mraz, equally great piano from Richie Beirach, and drums from Peter Donald. The songs ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few ECM sides recorded by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – easily some of the hippest work the label issued at the time, and a key way for the avant collective to get a bit of large audience exposure! The sound is still very much in the best AEC style here – and if anything, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Ensemble Of Chicago —
Nice Guys ... LP ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ...
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A key later session from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a record that gained them global exposure through the ECM label, and which has them working in a beautifully subtle sense of sound, space, and tone! The work is less all-out challenging than some of the group's earliest recordings – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Richard Beirach —
Eon ... LP ECM, 1974. Near Mint- ...
One of our favorite 70s albums from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that has this wonderfully flowing energy – almost a more forceful take on the ECM sound of the 70s, yet still a bit warmer than some of Beirach's other work too! The group's a trio – with Frank Tusa on bass and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal pairing of groundbreaking players – amazing vibes from Gary Burton, matched with wonderfully understated piano work from Chick Corea! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some gloss peeling along the top.)
Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin Walcott —
Codona 3 ... LP ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ...
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An essential 2LP set that's just about the only vinyl release you can find that documents the work of the legendary (and short-lived) Circle group – an important avant jazz combo that featured Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul. The record captures a Parisian ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and notes in pen on front & back. Labels have radio station stickers.)
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition —
Album Album ... LP ECM, 1984. Used Gatefold ...
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A record that really dives deep with a rich mix of creative rhythms and inventive horn lines! The album still has Jack DeJohnette staying true to his more avant roots – working with tenor from David Murray, alto and soprano sax from John Purcell, baritone and tuba from Howard Johnson, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm and wonderful sounds from saxophonist Jan Garbarek – and a record that brings together so many strands at once! There's of course the obvious atmospherics you might expect from a 70s set on ECM – but there's also some sharply modern moments too – that harder sound that the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a radio station stamp.)
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Egberto Gismonti —
Sanfona ... LP ECM, 1981. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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One of Gismonti's straighter jazz albums, but one that's still filled with a lot of fantastically conceived turns and changes, in the manner of his best compositions. This is a 2LP set, with 1 album of performances by a quartet that includes Mauro Senise on reeds and Zeca Assumpacao on bass. The ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the avant garde classics in the early catalog of ECM Records – a set that has bassist Dave Holland working with two key bandmates from the Circle group – Anthony Braxton on saxes and flute, and Barry Altschul on percussion – as well as the great Sam Rivers on flute and sax, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Holland's excellent small group sides for ECM, showcasing his angular yet swinging take on modern jazz, that sidestepped the 80s by numbers jazz molds of revisionist young lions and too smooth jazz lite. The quintet here features Julian Priester, Steve Coleman, Kenny Wheeler, and Steve ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic statement from pianist Vijay Iyer – an album recorded with a sextet who really seem to help the artist leap forward strongly with a more spiritual vision than ever before! The group is great – with Graham Haynes on cornet, Mark Shim on tenor, Steve Lehman on alto, Stephan ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key early moment for Keith Jarrett – his first-ever solo album, recorded in the early 70s for ECM – and the start of a huge legacy of later work! Before this set, Jarrett had recorded some compelling trio material for Atlantic – and he was also exploring more spiritually ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady double-length set from Keith Jarrett – some of his more sharper-edged work of the time, even though the session follows the free-flowing solo aproach of his other ECM recordings! The first half of the set features the extended "Invocations" suite – a work that has ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett —
My Song ... LP ECM, 1978. Used ...
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One of Jarrett's numerous solo piano recordings for ECM, and one that actually predates the watershed Koln Concert set. Ultimately very much in the same vein as that more well known recording, these 3 albums worth of material find Jarrett exploring the piano in a contemplative, lyrical, but still ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett with Jan Garbarek —
Luminessence ... LP ECM, 1974. Used ...
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One of Keith Jarrett's compelling large ensemble works – performed with a string orchestra, and solo tenor and soprano sax from Jan Garbarek! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the embossed cover, with light wear.)
Keith Jarrett/Dennis Russell Davies —
Ritual ... LP ECM, 1977. Near Mint- ...
The best Keith Jarrett spirit of the 70s – those long, exploratory lines he virtually invented on solo piano – performed here by pianist Dennis Russell Davies! The set's one of the warmest we've ever heard from Davies – as he spins out on two side-long interpretations of this ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Metheny's seminal sides for ECM, in a trio with Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses. 8 tracks in all, including "Bright Size Life", "Sirabhorn", "Unity Village", "Missouri Uncompromised", "Midwestern Nights Dream", "Ubiquity Road", "O ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A near-legendary album from Pat Metheny – the real birth of the "Metheny sound" on record, and a perfect example of the magically fluid groove that he crafted with keyboardist Lyle Mays! The sound here is hard to describe – and even harder when you try to pick out the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)
Meredith Monk —
Dolmen Music ... LP ECM (Germany), 1981. Used Gatefold ...
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One of the better Meredith Monk albums for ECM, and a beautiful spare record of voice and tuned percussion. Meredith makes music like nobody else we can describe – but we can definitely describe this one as beautiful and haunting! Includes "Gotham Lullaby", "Travelling", ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
In many ways, this album's a quintessential ECM production from the mid 70s, with a progressive approach to the playing that incorporates some elements of free and avant garde approaches, but not enough to scare anyone off, and a sort of washed out sound to the electric production. Not everyone's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure ECM releases of the time – featuring a group with Urs Leimbruber on soprano and tenor, Christy Doran on guitars, Bobby Burri on bass, and Freddy Studer on drums and percussion! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Features the great bassist with John Surman on a range of reeds, plus a bit of electronics – plus John Abercrombie on guitar, Stu Martin on drums, and Dieter Feichtner on more electronics! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(US promo pressing. Cover has a small sticker, call letters in marker on back, and masking tape over the promo stamp.)
An early record from the Norwegian avant-gardist Terje Rypdal. This was recorded in 1971 in Oslo and was produced by Manfred Eicher. Rypdal plays guitar and flute and is accompanied by Jon Christensen on percussion, Bob Stenson and Tom Halvesen on electric piano, Inger Lise Rypdal doing vocals, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner and some gloss peeling at the top on back.)
A killer ECM debut from Kenny Wheeler – a real standout in the label's classic 70s run, and a record that's overflowing with soul and feeling! Wheeler had already made a number of key recordings by the time of this ECM set, but the label's approach seems to unlock something new in his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic ECM compilation – with material by Steve Kuhn & Sheila Jordan, Paul Motian, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Reich, Codona, Terje Rypdal, Old & New Dreams, and others! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and lightly bent corners.)