John Abercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette —
Gateway ... LP ECM, 1975. Very Good+ ...
A whole new kind of trio session for the 70s – one that has the airy, open lines of guitarist John Abercrombie stretching out nicely in the company of drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Dave Holland! The music is archetypal ECM work of the time – a complete contrast to a guitar trio ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richard Beirach —
Elm ... LP ECM, 1979. Very Good+ ...
A nicely woody little album from pianist Richie Beirach – full of deep tones on his own acoustic piano, and supported strongly by some rich lines from George Mraz on bass! Beirach's got this tuneful, lyrical vibe on the record – maybe similar to his previous Eon set – but he's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No hubris here – as the album's one of the most deeply personal records we've ever heard from pianist Richie Beirach – a set of solo piano work that easily ranks right up there with ECM classics in the format by Keith Jarrett or Chick Corea! Like both of those artists, Beirach's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two great settings for this Art Ensemble trumpeter – The One & Only is a solo set, and All The Magic features bowie with Ari Brown on tenor and soprano sax, Art Matthews on piano, Fred Williams on bass, Phil Wilson on drums, and both Fontella Bass and David Peaston on vocals! (Jazz) LP, 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 very groovy set from Gary Burton – almost funky at points, and a great step forward for his unusual approach to the vibes! The group's definitely a new quartet, with a very fresh feel – and include Michael Goodrick on guitar, Abraham Laboriel on bass, and Harry Blazer on drums – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)
Gary Burton —
Ring ... LP ECM, 1974. Used ...
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One of Gary Burton's more free-flowing albums of the 70s – a bit more fusion than some of his other work of the time, with key guitar contributions from Mick Goodrick and a young Pat Metheney! The album's still filled with plenty of Burton's great work on vibes, but the guitars also soar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful setting for the vibes of Gary Burton – a special ECM session that pairs his quartet with larger orchestral backdrops – all conducted by Michael Gibbs, who also wrote the music for the date! Gibbs had already risen to fame by the time of this record – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little record that stands as some of the best improvisational work that Cherry and Blackwell cut in the 80s! The pair are playing here in a manner that's far from their roots with Ornette, but still infused with a deeply rhythmic approach to improvisation – at a level that makes the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
The great Chico Freeman really shines here with drummer Jack DeJohnette – lending his tenor, flute, and bass clarinet to the album – and helping make it a really reed-heavy affair! John Purcell's also in the frontline with Chico – playing alto, baritone, and flute – and in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Keith Jarrett on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums. Titles include "The Windup", "Belonging", "Solstice", "Spiral Dance", and "Blossom". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has gloss peeling along the opening.)
Jan Garbarek —
Dansere ... LP ECM, 1976. Used ...
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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
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
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
(Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal, and a cutout notch.)
A wonderful early 70s avant garde side, and one of our favorite ECM recordings. Dave Holland leads a group with Circle bandmates Anthony Braxton and Barry Altschul, adding reedist Sam Rivers to the mix, with whom Holland was also working extensively at the time. Rivers' emotive, flowing approach ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although Dave Holland has led and participated in many great groups, large and small, his 80s quintet that recorded for ECM is arguably the best. Featuring Steve Coleman, Julian Priester, Marvin Smitty Smith and Kenny Wheeler, the group manages to swing and dance hard around some fairly complex ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Landmark improvisations from two of the most important bassists in avant garde jazz – Dave Holland and Barre Phillips – two players each coming from two different scenes and styles, but working together here perfectly in a groundbreaking session of all-bass work! Holland plays a bit of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing – nice and heavy! Cover has some fading on one side, which also has a small bit of tape.)
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 very unusual record – one that has Keith Jarrett playing some solo organ – and a baroque organ at that – but in ways that are quite different than you might expect! The sounds here are amazing – almost noisy at points, as Jarrett really works the instrument in an ... (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
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
After a long period exploring other approaches to recording, principally solo work and groups featuring horns, Jarrett returned to the trio format with longtime sympathetic sidemen Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette. Here, they interpret a set of jazz standards, with Jarrett's lyrical and spacious ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After the amazing success of the Koln Concert LP, ECM issued several more sets of Jarrett's lyrical, rhapsodic free improvs in solo piano, with this behemoth set being the capper. Very much in the same vein as that seminal LP, this set offers 10 LPs worth of solo piano material that dips back and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice, though LPs 5 & 6 have a slight warp – they played through fine for us. Cover has light wear, a few small stains, and inside binding is unglued.)
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden have been playing together for many decades – growing together in each other's musical lives, and continuing to find rich new ways of expression – even on more subtle sessions like this! The duo take on some of the standards territory that Keith's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty trippy stuff – duets between Jarrett and DeJohnette, in a variety of modes that run from out and improvised, to mellower and modal. Jarrett plays piano, electric piano, organ, and flute – and DeJohnette plays a variety of percussion. Titles include "Ruta & Daitya" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)
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
(German pressing. Cover has a few creases and some gloss peeling.)
Michael Mantler —
Silence ... LP ECM/Watt, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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(Cover has light wear and a bit of pen.)
Pat Metheny —
80/81 ... LP ECM, 1980. Very Good+ 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
Pat Metheny —
Offramp ... LP ECM, 1982. Used ...
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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
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
Second ECM recording of Ornette Coleman alums, once again playing a handful of newer tunes as well as Coleman repertoire. Don Cherry's on trumpet and piano, Dewey Redman on tenor sax & musette, Charlie Haden on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. While Coleman was delving into full-on electric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear, a promo sticker and some marker on the back.)
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
(German pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Enrico Rava —
Plot ... LP ECM, 1977. Used ...
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A beautifully avant session from ECM – and a great late 70s showcase for the reed talents of the great Sam Rivers! The album's got a mixture of focus and freedom that makes it one of Sam's best from this period – a group outing that features Rivers on tenor, soprano, and flute – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Moody musings from guitarist Ralph Towner – recorded here on 12-string and classical guitar, plus a bit of piano – and working with a quartet that includes Jan Garbarek on sax and flute, Eberhard Weber on bass and cello, and Jon Christensen on drums and percussion. The group do a nice ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real classic from bassist Miroslav Vitous – and a record that sets up his sound with a great combination of warm tones and sharp edges! Vitous plays a deep-voiced acoustic bass all the way through – and gets some excellent accompaniment from pianist Kenny Kirkland, who adds in some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Precisely the sort of hippy-jazz that made us ridicule the ECM label for years, but saved by some lyrical contributions from Don Cherry and energetic playing by Dom Um Romao and John Abercrombie. Sample seekers take note, there's loads of spacious atmospheric bits on this wide open recording! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An ECM treat from bassist Eberhard Weber! Yellow Fields has great soprano sax from Charlie Mariano, who also plays shenai and nagaswaram too – plus keyboards from Rainer Brunighaus and drums from Jon Christensen – on titles that include "Touch", "Left Lane", "Ye ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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