A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful trio session from Carla Bley – with longtime partners Andy Sheppard on tenor and soprano saxes and Steve Swallow on bass – whose work together has only gotten more lyrical, poetic, and sublime over the years! The 3-part "Andando El Tiempo" builds beautifully in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Stanton Davis, Malachi Thompson, Bruce Purse, and Bowie on trumpet – plus Craig Harris and Steve Turre on trombone, Vincent Chancey on French horn, and Phillip Wilson on drums. Titles include "Coming Back Jamaica", "Nonet", "When The Spirit Returns", and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo sticker in one corner.)
One of Chick Corea's greatest moments on record – the self-titled album by the legendary Return To Forever group – a combo that included Joe Farrell on saxes, Flora Purim on vocals, Airto on percussion, and Stanley Clarke on bass! The sound is archetypal 70s fusion at its best – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record of darkly brooding sounds from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a trio date, but one that's way more than any trio session you might expect – and definitely part of the great legacy of creative sounds that Jack has given us over the years! The lineup features Matthew Garrison on bass ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Double Image —
Dawn ... LP ECM, 1979. Used ...
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Double Image is Dave Samuels and David Friedman on vibes and marimba, Harvie Swartz on bass, and Michael Di Pasqua on drums. Songs include "Passage", "The Next Event", "Sunset Glow", and "Crossing". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a bent corner.)
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
Egberto Gismonti —
Solo ... LP ECM, 1979. Very Good ...
Not a various artists collection, as you might guess from the cover – but a cool extended piece – with keyboards by Gruntz, plus percussion from Dom Um Romaeo, David Friedman, Pierre Favre, and Jack DeJohnette! Includes drums, cymbals, gongs, vibes, marimba, and more! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A jazz vocal set, but one that offers up a very different version of the format – as the dark vision of pianist Tord Gustavsen is shaped here by singer Simin Tander – who can move between sweet moments, poetic passages, and some much moodier moments! The tunes include a fair bit of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early avant on ECM – with Harth on tenor and clarinet, Dieter Herrmann on trombone, Johannes Kramer on guitar, Franz Volhard on cello, Thomas Stowsand on cello and flute, Peter Stock on bass, and Thomas Cremer on percussion and clarinet. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has cut corner and an unglued bottom seam.)
(Cover has peeling along the spine from tape removal.)
Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan Garbarek —
Arbour Zena ... LP ECM, 1976. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful large-concept album from Keith Jarrett – one that features his piano, the bass of Charlie Haden, and the tenor and soprano sax of Jan Garbarek as the main solo instruments over larger string orchestrations! There's a sense of excitement to the record right from the start – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Kuhn —
Trance ... LP ECM, 1975. Used ...
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Trance. The title's a great one, as Kuhn spins out some long-spiralling tracks that really have a compellingly rhythmic groove. The main focus here is on his keyboards – both electric and acoustic piano – and he's working with well matched players that include Steve Swallow on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Michael Mantler on trumpet, Carla Bley on piano, Mike Stern on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Nick Mason on drums – plus some added strings conducted by Michael Gibbs! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp.)
Pat Metheny —
80/81 ... LP ECM, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
One of the most striking Pat Metheny albums of the period – as the set features the guitarist working with an all-star group that actually features 2 horn players! The group's a quintet, with Dewey Redman and Michael Brecker on tenor sax – blowing in open and spacious modes that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliantly evocative album from Pat Metheny – one that's got a quietly epic feel, as Pat and group soar out across the American landscape in a set of tunes that subtly explore space and sound while still remaining wonderfully fluid. There's nothing forced here, and nothing too slick ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Metheny moments ever – and one of the few albums of his that we can go back to, and still enjoy heartily! The album's wonderfully stripped down – and features only guitar by Metheny, keyboards by Lyle Mays, and percussion and vocals by Nana Vasconcelos, all blended ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arguably the last great album to come from the classic Pat Metheny collaboration with Lyle Mays – a record that's tightened up considerably from some of the group's earlier efforts, but which gives as its reward some wonderfully compelling tunes! Pat's still very much influenced here by a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely solo album from Pat Metheny – but one that still sparkles with the same sort of energy as his fuller group sessions for ECM! At a point when Pat could be content to simply scrawl a few simple lines on the strings of his guitar, he instead does a great job of complicating things ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful little record from Pat Metheny – quite possibly our favorite by the man, thanks to some really inventive sounds that still resonate strongly in the groove scene today! Pat's skirting nicely here between the sound-based quality of earlier records, and some of the more fluid ... (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
Pat Metheny —
Travels ... LP ECM, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A live album, but every bit as seminal as the studio sides that Pat Metheny cut for ECM at the time – and proof that the Metheny magic was clearly his own, and not just a product of studio tricks by Manfred Eicher! The set reprises tunes and themes from a variety of Metheny's earlier ECM ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins —
Rejoicing ... LP ECM, 1984. Used ...
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A sweet trio session with Charlie Haden on bass and Bill Higgins on drums. Titles include "The Calling", "Tears Inside", "Lonely Woman", and "Rejoicing". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman —
Song X ... LP ECM, 1986. Used ...
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At the height of his success, Pat tries to prove to the world that he's still got cred – and hooks up with Ornette, Charlie Haden, and Denardo Coleman for a little bit of harmelodic jamming. Thing is, we actually liked the slick stuff better! Titles include "Mob Job", "Video ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Charles Brackeen on tenor and soprano sax, and Jean-Francois Jenny Clark on bass! Titles include "Le Voyage", "Cabala/Drum Music", "Folk Song For Rosie", and "The Sunflower". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully rich session from bassist Gary Peacock – one that draws equal energy from his three associates on the date – all of whom did some great ECM Records work on their own! Peacock composed the tunes, and his spacious notes on bass provide the core setting – but the album ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Enrico Rava's more over-the-top albums – recorded with a full-on trumpet sound that reminds us a bit of Freddie Hubbard in early CTI years, set into some harder jamming post-Miles arrangements! The backing is by a John Abercrombie on guitar, Palle Danielsoon on bass, and Jon ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dewey's struggle is our success – as the album's one of the strongest from the ECM catalog at the time, and a simple, clean statement of the Redman talent at its best! The setting is a quartet one – in a group that includes Charles Eubanks on piano, Mark Helias on bass, and Ed ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terje Rypdal —
Odyssey ... LP ECM (Germany), 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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A great setting for the spacey tones of Terje Rypdal's guitar – a double-length set for ECM that lets Terje stretch out in very spacious splendor! The album features a fair bit of very long tracks, plus a few shorter ones – and Rypdal's working here on string ensemble and soprano sax, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Library copy with wear, a cut corner, checkout card and sticker on the spine.)
The unusual guitar phrasings of Terje Rypdal were a key part of ECM Records in the early years – but here, he's also found a way to weave his sound wonderfully amidst a range of other electric instruments! The lead sound of the album is still Rypdal's guitar – but the session also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Surman's a player who always shines brightly in any sort of a duet setting – as you'll easily hear in this early 80s session cut with drummer Jack DeJohnette! The work has a slightly composed, slightly improvised feel – with Surman on soprano, baritone sax, bass clarinet, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two players with a very spacious sense of sound – coming together here in an all-guitar album that mixes both electric and acoustic tones! The pairing is perfectly captured by the ECM production style – an approach that lets each note ring out with a great sense of presence, and blend ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains along the opening and bottom seam, with a very small tear on the opening.)
Tom Van Der Geld —
Path ... LP ECM, 1979. Used ...
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A beautiful set of world jazz atmospherics from Collin Walcott – a set that features his work on sitar and tabla upfront, plus some other great ECM touches from John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The album works a lot better than other sessions of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album