John Abercrombie —
Arcade ... LP ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A record full of rich tones and cascadingly lyrical lines – and a set that features the wonderful pairing of John Abercrombie's guitar and the piano of Richie Beirach! Beirach seems to ground Abercrombie even more than usual – still letting John have those atmospheric qualities in his ... (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
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
Early ECM work from Paul Bley – a great example of the way that label helped Bley find a new voice in his music during the 70s! Although issued in 1971, the session was actually recorded a few years before – in 1967 – and done with a very spare, very open approach to the piano ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and a bit of gloss separation at the top.)
Beautiful solo piano work from Paul Bley – spare, stark, and almost lovely – and a real contrast to some of his more aggressive experiments of the late 60s. The Bley here has almost a hint of sadness and longing, especially on the numbers that have him revisiting tunes he'd done on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Marion Brown's more ambitious albums – and a key bridge from his freer work of the late 60s, to his more contemplative sides of the early 70s. The instrumentation on the set's a bit more expanded than on other Brown albums – with saxes by Anthony Braxton and Bennie Maupin, piano ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great record from David Byrne – songs and spoken bits that were originally designed to be used in Robert Wilson's Civil Wars – but which work great on their own! Byrne is completely charming in the spoken bits – with a sense of dry wit mixed with humanism, not that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)
No blues here, despite the title – but a record that bristles with energy right from the start – spurred on by the creative rhythms that have always made Jack DeJohnette one of the most inventive drummers of his time! The group features a triple-threat lineup with Baikida Carroll on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jan Garbarek —
Dansere ... LP ECM, 1976. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the highlights of saxophonist Jan Garbarek at ECM – and a set that has him working with the well-matched lineup of Bobo Stenson on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums! The shape of the songs is a bit looser than before, but Garbarek and Stenson turn out to be ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, & Egberto Gismonti —
Magico ... LP ECM, 1980. Used ...
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Moody atmospherics from the second wave of ECM – a spacious trio outing that features Charlie Haden on bass, Jan Garbarek on saxophones, and Egberto Gismonti on guitars and piano. With any other group of players, the setting might be a bit too spare and relaxed for our ears, but Gismonti ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charlie Haden/Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti —
Folk Songs ... LP ECM, 1981. Used ...
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A trio date, with Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Charlie Haden on bass, and Egberto Gismonti on guitars and piano. (Jazz) LP, 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
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 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
Beautifully complex work from Keith Jarrett – and one of the 70s albums that really shows his blossoming past jazz into a whole realm of new styles! The album features some works for instrumental ensembles – including a String Quartet and a Brass Quartet – plus a large orchestral ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of the crowning moments of Keith Jarrett's longform improvised style of the 70s – a huge batch of concert material recorded in Japan – done in a style that's similar to his famous Koln and Berlin concert records! The album features different performances from Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some light wear and aging, with the binding unglued.)
Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan Garbarek —
Arbour Zena ... LP ECM, 1976. Used ...
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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
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
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
(German pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a distro sticker on back.)
Michael Mantler —
Silence ... LP ECM/Watt, 1977. Used Gatefold ...
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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
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 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 & light wear.)
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy Higgins —
Rejoicing ... LP ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ...
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
One of the most unusual 70s albums on ECM – issued on their SP series, with spoken passages in German by Peter Ruhmkorf – set to music by the trio of Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Michael Naura on piano, and Leszek Zadlo on saxes and flute! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Vision ... LP ECM, 1984. Used ...
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With Jan Garbarek on saxes and Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Bobo Stenson, Arild Andersen, & Jon Christensen —
Underwear ... LP ECM (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ...
An early ECM trio date – with Bobo Stenson on piano, Arild Andersen on bass, and Jon Christensen on percussion! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Early German pressing! Cover has some light aging around the edges.)
A great lineup, with Swallow on bass, plus Steve Kuhn on piano, David Liebman on saxes, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Bob Moses on drums, and Sheila Jordan on vocals! The work is wonderful – very different than the usual ECM album, but still with all of the label's charms – just maybe given ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Ralph Towner —
Diary ... LP ECM, 1974. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful solo guitar, piano, and gongs from Towner! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from the early years of ECM – featuring vibist Tom Van Der Geld at the helmp of a group that also features Larry Porter on electric and acoustic piano, Roger Jannotta on reeds, Richard Appleman on bass, and Jamey Haddad on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
The title's no mistake, as the album was really one of Mal Waldron's first really outside sessions – a real embrace of the free jazz modes coming out of the European scene of the 60s, but in a way that's slightly different than most! As Waldron states in the liner notes, his vision here is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has gloss peeling around the edges and corners, a cutout notch, and import sticker on back.)
A set that has Weber working with great reeds from Charlie Mariano – alongside keyboards from Rainer Brunighaus and drums from John Marshall, who also plays percussion too. Titles include "Bali", "A Dark Spell", "The Last Stage Of A Long Journey", and "No ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Missing the heavy inner sleeve, replaced with a piece of craft paper taped to the die-cut.)
A great Japanese collection of gems on EMI – with titles that include "Georgian Bay" by the trio of Paul Motian on drums, Charlie Haden on bass, and Sam Brown on guitar; "Strings" by Chick Corea; "Seven" by Paul Bley, "Brujo" by Ralph Towner on guitar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album