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✨✧ Susanne AbbuehlCompass ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2006. Used ... $8.99
Features Susanne Abbuhel on voice – with Wolfert Brederode on piano, Christof May on clarinet and bass clarinet, and Lucas Niggli on drums and percussion – plus guest clarinet from Michel Portal too. CD

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John AbercrombieArcade ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
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 notes, but with a sense of flow and focus that we really appreciate – energy that might also come from the work of George Mraz on bass, and Peter Donald on drums. Tunes are simple and elegant, but say a hell of a lot with a little – and the album's maybe as perfect a summation of the ECM approach to guitar at its best as some of the early Pat Metheny albums. Titles include "Arcade", "Nightlake", "Neptune", "Alchemy", and "Paramour". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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John AbercrombieThird Quartet ... CD
ECM, 2007. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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John Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter ErskineJohn Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter Erskine ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used ... $6.99
A nicely varied live set from this trio of key ECM players of the 80s – captured here with the same sense of sound as some of their studio recordings – which must have been something amazing to hear in person! Abercrombie's still very chromatic at this point in his career – playing fluid, colorful lines on guitar – but also using occasional guitar synthesizer passages too – more waves of sound than individual lines, which sounds especially nice next to more driving drums from Peter Erskine! Marc Johnson's ear for space is perfectly tuned for the proceedings – working at a level that's far beyond standard bassmanship – and titles include "Light Beam", "Drum Solo", "Four On One", "Samurai Hee Haw", "Furs On Ice", "Stella By Starlight", and "Innerplay". CD
(Out of print.)

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Arild AndersenShimri ... LP
ECM, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Features Arild Andersen on bass, Lars Jansson on piano, Pal Thowsen on drums and percussion, and Juhani Aaltonen on tenor, soprano, and flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoFull Force ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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, ECM's sensitivity to sound has allowed the group to explore some of the farther reaches of their sonic sensibilities – those contemplative moments that could sometimes be lost in the hands of other producers, captured beautifully here in a range of instruments far too many to mention! Some of the bolder tracks have Lester Bowie's trumpet right out front – almost hinting at his own solo association with the label – and titles include "Care Free", "Magg Zelma", "Full Force", and "Old Time Southside Street Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoTribute To Lester ... CD
ECM, 2003. Used ... $11.99
One of the best records we've heard by the Art Ensemble of Chicago in years – and a wonderful tribute to departed bandmate Lester Bowie! The work is performed by the trio of Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors, and Don Moye – and the music is much more in the spirit of some of their classic recordings from 20/25 years back – performed with a real sense of space, sound, and shared interplay between the members of the group. Titles include "Sangaredi", "Tutankhamun", "As Clear As The Sun", and "He Speaks To Me Often In Dreams". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoUrban Bushmen ... LP
ECM, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A live set from 1980 – and one that shows the Art Ensemble still able to capture some of the warmth and imagination from their early years. Most tracks are fairly long, and the group move through their usual panopoly of instruments along the way. Titles include "Urban Magic", "Sunprecondition Two", "Theme For Sco", "New York Is Full Of Lonely People", and "Ancestral Meditation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carla BleyEuropean Tour 1977 ... CD
Watt/ECM (Germany), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Carla Bley at the height of her powers – working in the late 70s to really reinvent the large ensemble after years of experience in the underground – with a style that easily slides between inside and out, searching and swinging – all delivered by just the right sort of lineup! The group here features Michael Mantler on trumpet, Elton Dean on alto, Gary Windo on tenor, John Clark on French Horn, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Hugh Hopper on bass, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and Carla herself on organ and tenor – all musicians graced with a sense of whimsy, yet never one that overwhelms their music at all – especially during this stretch of Carla's creative career. Tracks are long, and nice and complicated – but never get lost in themselves – and titles include "Rose & Sad Song", "Wrong Key Donkey", "Drinking Music", and "Star Spangled Banner Minor & Other Patriotic Songs". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available European Tour 1977 ... LP 8.99

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Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard & Steve SwallowTrios ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime trio recordings from Carla Bley on piano, Steve Swallow on bass, and Andy Sheppard on tenor and soprano sax – musicians who've been working together in different ways for many years, and who really come together here in a very special way! Although all three players were once known to enforce the more modern sides of their identities, that tendency seems left behind and replaced by a more confident maturity – one that still allows for knowledge of all the dark corners and sharp edges of sound, but worked out into a mode that's beautifully lyrical, poetic, and surprisingly rich in feeling. There's nothing cold or academic about the set at all – and although the presentation is definitely in an ECM mode, there's this sense of deeper heart that recalls some of the recordings that Swallow made with Jimmy Giuffre decades back – or even Giuffre's trio before Swallow joined in. Sheppard is wonderfully expressive – very vivid in his solos – and Bley's doing so much with so little, her sense of tone and texture are mindblowing. Titles include "Vashkar", "Utviklingssang", "The Girl Who Cried Champagne", and "Wildlife". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve SwallowLife Goes On ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Beautiful sounds from pianist Carla Bley – a musician who just keeps on blowing us away as the decades move on – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given how many years she's been making music! There's a really special quality to this record – a warmth and maybe just a slight touch of humor, but not in the overdone way of some of Carla's records from the 80s – much more subtle, and mixed with occasional currents of darkness – all handled with this understated sense of personality that perfectly showcases all three members of the group – Bley on piano, Steve Swallow on bass, and Andy Sheppard on tenor and soprano saxes. Swallow maybe sounds more wonderful here than we've heard in years – the record is a great reminder of how many great contributions he can make to music – and titles include the longer cycles of songs "Life Goes On", "Copycat", and "Beautiful Telephones (parts 1 to 3)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BleyOpen, To Love ... LP
ECM, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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 earlier records with an approach that was a bit stronger. It's hard to define the gentle charm that he brings here to "Ida Lupino", "Closer", "Harlem", "Seven", "Open To Love", and "Nothing Ever Was Anyway" – but one listen to the record, and its gorgeous recording of Bley's piano, should be enough! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Gary BurtonNew Quartet ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1973. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic 70s album from Gary Burton – a set that definitely has the "new" promised in the title, as it takes off more from some of Gary's work in previous years! The record's got this explosive sense of color that really comes through in Gary's vibes – and in the way the group can leaop into the fray when needed – almost funky at points, but also able to shift into more sensitive modes too – balanced between the guitar of Michael Goodrick,bass of Abraham Laboriel, and drums of Harry Blazer. Burton's got a bit more bite at times than before – pushing even past his Atlantic Records sound and the tunes are a well-chosen array of songs by contemporaries who include Keith Jarrett, Mike Gibbs, Chick Corea, and Carla Bley. Titles include "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly", "Coral", "Tying Up Loose Ends", "Olhos De Gato", and "Mallet Man". CD
Also available New Quartet ... LP 11.99

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Gary BurtonNew Quartet ... LP
ECM, 1973. Sealed ... $11.99
A fantastic 70s album from Gary Burton – a set that definitely has the "new" promised in the title, as it takes off more from some of Gary's work in previous years! The record's got this explosive sense of color that really comes through in Gary's vibes – and in the way the group can leaop into the fray when needed – almost funky at points, but also able to shift into more sensitive modes too – balanced between the guitar of Michael Goodrick,bass of Abraham Laboriel, and drums of Harry Blazer. Burton's got a bit more bite at times than before – pushing even past his Atlantic Records sound and the tunes are a well-chosen array of songs by contemporaries who include Keith Jarrett, Mike Gibbs, Chick Corea, and Carla Bley. Titles include "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly", "Coral", "Tying Up Loose Ends", "Olhos De Gato", and "Mallet Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
Also available New Quartet ... CD 8.99

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Gary BurtonPassengers ... CD
ECM, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Laidback and warmly chromatic work from Gary Burton – playing vibes in a group that also has Pat Metheny on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, Eberhard Weber on acoustic bass, and Dan Gottlieb on drums. Titles include "Sea Journey", "Nacada", "The Whopper", and "Yellow Fields". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary BurtonRing ... LP
ECM, 1974. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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 out strongly too – bringing in a sense of pulse that's matched by the basses of Steve Swallow and Eberhard Weber, and percussion by Bob Moses. The groove's still a bit softer-edged than traditional fusion sides of the time – thanks to a mellower ECM approach – but there's also a bit more dynamic energy on some of the tracks than you might be used to hearing from the label. Titles include "Silent Spring", "The Colours Of Chloe", "Intrude", "Unfinished Symphony", "Tunnel Of Love", and "Mevlevia". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Gary Burton & Chick CoreaCrystal Silence ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Mellow vibes and spacious piano – a 70s classic from the team of Chick Corea and Gary Burton, serving up some of their finest work of the decade! The style is a bit mellower and more contemplative than some of Chick's harder-hitting fusion of the time – and he seems to nicely borrow a page from Burton's book on the record, letting space seep into the tracks as much as his own work on the acoustic piano – which is used here in a warmer, more contemplative mode than we normally expect from Corea. Titles include "Senor Mouse", "Desert Air", "I'm Your Pal", "What Game Shall We Play Today", "Crystal Silence", "Falling Grace", and "Children's Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Gary Burton & Chick CoreaDuet ... LP
ECM, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Genius work from the team of Chick Corea on piano and Gary Burton on vibes – both players who were already making a lot of magic in the 70s, but who really seem to explode in the company of each other! Burton's tones are wonderfully bold and firm – these cascading colors that merge perfectly with Corea's piano lines – which themselves have a beautifully understated feel that's quite different than his fusion material – but which seems to pack an even more powerful punch! The album features no other instrumentation at all – yet the range of feeling and expression is much more powerful than most full group performances – on a sublime set of tracks that include "Duet Suite", "Never", "La Fiesta", "Radio", "Song To Gayle", and selections from Corea's "Children's Songs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a peeled stop.)

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✨✧ Avishai CohenBig Vicious ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen has given us many great records over the years, yet this time around, he seems to be cooking up something extra-special – an album that still echoes some of his older ideas, but which maybe has a bit more warmth, and a bit more unity – qualities that seem to come partly from the album's use of two different guitarists, whose electric elements provide a nice backdrop for the Cohen's trumpet! Uzi Ramirez plays one guitar, and Yonatan Albalak plays the other, and a bit of bass – but there's also maybe a more pointed drum sound too – not too funky or rhythmic, yet more than we're used to hearing from Avishai, and maybe ECM too. Aviv Cohen and Ziv Ravitz handle the drums – and the latter does some live sampling – and Avishai also adds some electric touches to the record, as well as uses a few effects on his horn. Titles include "The Cow & The Calf", "This Time It's Different", "Fractals", "Hidden CHamber", "Honey Fountain", "The Things You Tell Me", and "Teno Neno". CD

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Avishai CohenCross My Palm With Silver ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2017. Used ... $8.99
Dark-tinged sounds from trumpeter Avishai Cohen – a set that draws as much from his contributions as it does from the moody piano of Yonathan Avishai – whose sense of spacing and tone really seems to match the overall musical vision of Cohen! Most tracks unfold at a very contemplative pace – drawing from the careful bass of Barak Mori and drums of Nasheet Waits – with a somewhat poetic approach to the melody, but never in any sort of light, lyrical way. The song titles may well give a hint as to the vibe of the set – and tunes include "Will I Die Miss Will I Die", "Shoot Me In The Leg", "50 Years & Counting", and "340 Down". CD
(Includes original slipcover.)

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✨✧ Avishai CohenInto The Silence ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2016. Used ... Just Sold Out!
No silence here – and instead just a warm flow of sound from the trumpet of Avishai Cohen, and his well-matched group – a quintet that also features Bill McHenry on tenor, Yonathan Avishai on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums – all players who hit the same sort of laidback, ECM-ish vibe that Cohen's going for on the record! Avishai has this very compressed, economic way of handling his horn – never too overblown, but with this subtle power that kind of swells up slowly, then surprises you – a mode that's sometimes signaled by the piano, but which also sometimes leads first, then pulls the piano in its wake. McHenry finds a place to balance between the two, and titles include "Life & Death", "Dream Like A Child", "Into The Silence", "Quiescence", and "Behind The Broken Glass". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Bill ConnorsTheme To The Gaurdian ... LP
ECM, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Chick CoreaChildren's Songs ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Nothing childish here – as the album's a beautiful set of short, spare numbers from Chick Corea – a perfect reminder that he could still maintain a subtle approach to his music, even after years of more dramatic electric sides! The bulk of the album features short "Children's Songs", numbered 1 to 20 – played by Chick in spare, swirling ways that are mighty nice – a much more sensitive Chick Corea than we remember, dancing a nice balance between lyricism and sentimentality, yet without any of the too-popular trappings of some of his 80s contemporaries in the solo piano mode. LP, Vinyl record album

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Chick CoreaPiano Improvisations Vol 1 ... LP
ECM, 1971. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A really beautiful record – filled with sublime short solo pieces from Chick Corea – small songs filled with warmth and joy! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover is a bit wavy and has discoloration from age.)

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Chick CoreaPiano Improvisations Vol 2 (German pressing) ... LP
ECM, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Beautiful solo piano from Chick Corea – almost in a Keith Jarrett mode on ECM – mostly original improvisations, plus extrapolations on work by Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from age along the opening.)

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✨✧ Chick CoreaReturn To Forever ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1972. Used ... $6.99
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 – filled with soaring electric keyboard work from Chick, and plenty of great Brazilian touches by Airto and Flora. Farrell's reeds help the tunes get a really sharp edge, especially once they get going – and the whole album is an electric piano classic through and through, filled with great titles that include "Sometime Ago/La Fiesta", "Return To Forever", "Crystal Silence", and "What Game Shall We Play Today". CD
Also available Return To Forever ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Chick CoreaReturn To Forever ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 – filled with soaring electric keyboard work from Chick, and plenty of great Brazilian touches by Airto and Flora. Farrell's reeds help the tunes get a really sharp edge, especially once they get going – and the whole album is an electric piano classic through and through, filled with great titles that include "Sometime Ago/La Fiesta", "Return To Forever", "Crystal Silence", and "What Game Shall We Play Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)
Also available Return To Forever ... CD 6.99

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Chick CoreaWorks ... CD
ECM/BMG, Early 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chick Corea & Gary BurtonIn Concert, Zurich – October 28 1979 ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the best ECM teams of the 70s – working here together in a wonderful live set! Chick Corea's got this wonderful flow on his piano – almost a quality that's more like the most unbridled Keith Jarrett work for ECM – bursting out with light and color at each new turn, but in a way that makes it feel like Chick's just discovering each sound as it comes to his fingertips! This quality really seems to bring out a freshness in Burton's vibes, too – an ebullience that's even stronger than usual – and not as concerned with deeper-down sounds as some of his other ECM recordings. The whole thing's great – with lots of original tunes by Chick – and titles include "Song To Gayle", "Mirror Mirror", "Crystal Silence", "Bud Powell", and "Senor Mouse". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Chick Corea & Gary BurtonIn Concert, Zurich – October 28 1979 ... LP
ECM, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the best ECM teams of the 70s – working here together in a wonderful live set! Chick Corea's got this wonderful flow on his piano – almost a quality that's more like the most unbridled Keith Jarrett work for ECM – bursting out with light and color at each new turn, but in a way that makes it feel like Chick's just discovering each sound as it comes to his fingertips! This quality really seems to bring out a freshness in Burton's vibes, too – an ebullience that's even stronger than usual – and not as concerned with deeper-down sounds as some of his other ECM recordings. The whole thing's great – with lots of original tunes by Chick – and titles include "Song To Gayle", "Mirror Mirror", "Crystal Silence", "Bud Powell", and "Senor Mouse". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and marks from sticker removal on front.)

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Chick Corea & Gary BurtonLyric Suite For Sextet ... LP
ECM, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Wonderful work from this famous pair – piano and vibes mixed with string quartet! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Andrew Cyrille/Wadada Leo Smith/Bill FrisellLebroba ... CD
ECM, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A fantastic trio of talents – coming together in the best ECM mode that always seems to make a really special sort of magic out of very individual talents! The album's led by drummer Andrew Cyrille, but is equally balanced between the talents of Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and Bill Frisell on guitar – both players who seem somehow more vibrant than usual in the setting – which is often quite free, freer than most of Frisell's recent work – but also maybe more focused than usual for Smith, whose presence here is completely magnificent! If anything, the record's the sort that will make you go – "Wow, these guys? I love them already – but they sound especially great here!" Cyrille is fantastic, too – very loose and open on the kit, but never sloppy – and always playing with that sensitive, thoughtful approach that's set him apart from the rest. Titles include "Worried Woman", "Lebroba", "TGD", "Pretty Beauty", and "Turiya – Alice Coltrane Meditations & Dreams – Love". CD
Also available Lebroba ... LP 24.99

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Andrew Cyrille/Wadada Leo Smith/Bill FrisellLebroba ... LP
ECM, 2018. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
A fantastic trio of talents – coming together in the best ECM mode that always seems to make a really special sort of magic out of very individual talents! The album's led by drummer Andrew Cyrille, but is equally balanced between the talents of Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and Bill Frisell on guitar – both players who seem somehow more vibrant than usual in the setting – which is often quite free, freer than most of Frisell's recent work – but also maybe more focused than usual for Smith, whose presence here is completely magnificent! If anything, the record's the sort that will make you go – "Wow, these guys? I love them already – but they sound especially great here!" Cyrille is fantastic, too – very loose and open on the kit, but never sloppy – and always playing with that sensitive, thoughtful approach that's set him apart from the rest. Titles include "Worried Woman", "Lebroba", "TGD", "Pretty Beauty", and "Turiya – Alice Coltrane Meditations & Dreams – Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lebroba ... CD 16.99

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David DarlingCycles ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1982. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Jack DeJohnetteRarum XII – Selected Recordings ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Double ImageDawn ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has ring wear and a promo stamp.)

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Bill Frisell/Thomas MorganEpistrophy ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The fragile side of Bill Frisell, captured here in a really beautiful way – a set of unadorned live duets with bassist Thomas Morgan – playing together at the Village Vanguard, with a sound that's maybe even slightly warmer than the album might have been than if recorded by ECM in the studio! The set's got Bill using all these subtle, careful elements in his guitar – sounds that might be overshadowed in a larger setting, especially when his work on the strings gets a bit more complex – and Morgan's bass is often quite spacious, leaving much of the core energy to come from Bill. Titles include "Mumbo Jumbo", "Lush Life", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "All In Fun", "Wildwood Flower", "You Only Live Twice", and "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". CD

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Jan GarbarekIt's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice ... CD
ECM, 1985. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Jan Garbarek & Kjell JohnsenAftenland ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. Used ... $7.99
Saxophonist Jan Garbarek has always had a great ear for an unusual setting for his horns – and here, he continues that strong legacy by working with Kjell Johnsen – a keyboardist who plays a pipe organ in a very spacious way! The mix of the large instrument and the ECM production style comes across beautifully – slightly sinister at some times, moodier at others – all with Garbarek spinning his loose, open lines on both tenor and soprano sax, and a bit of wood flute at one point. The music is very painterly and evocative – and titles include "Bue", "Linje", "Syn", "Aftenland", "Enigma", "Iskirken", and "Tegn". CD
Also available Aftenland ... CD 10.99

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Jan Garbarek & Kjell JohnsenAftenland ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Saxophonist Jan Garbarek has always had a great ear for an unusual setting for his horns – and here, he continues that strong legacy by working with Kjell Johnsen – a keyboardist who plays a pipe organ in a very spacious way! The mix of the large instrument and the ECM production style comes across beautifully – slightly sinister at some times, moodier at others – all with Garbarek spinning his loose, open lines on both tenor and soprano sax, and a bit of wood flute at one point. The music is very painterly and evocative – and titles include "Bue", "Linje", "Syn", "Aftenland", "Enigma", "Iskirken", and "Tegn". CD
Also available Aftenland ... CD 7.99

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Egberto GismontiSol Do Meio Dia ... LP
ECM, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Spare European work from Egberto Gismonti – a set that's different than his fuller earlier work from Brazil, but still pretty compelling overall! Gismonti's playing here with a group of familiar ECM artists – mixing his own piano, guitar, and percussion lines with soprano sax from Jan Garbarek, guitar and percussion from Ralph Towner, tabla from Collin Wolcott, and berimbau and assorted percussion from Nana Vasconcelos. Many tunes are spare, but not nearly as cerebral as other ECM work – as Gismonti brings a very organic feel to the record, one that resonates strongly with Wolcott – and helps keep things in a loosely creative space. Tracks include "Cafe", "Sapain", "Coracao", "Kalimba", and the great "Raga", with excellent work by Wolcott! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small center split in the spine.)

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Egberto GismontiSolo ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Mick GoodrickIn Pas(s)ing ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few albums as a leader from guitarist Mick Goodrick – a musician who's strong sense of color made him a perfect sideman for vibist Gary Burton in the 70s – and who here explores some wonderful territory of his own! The quartet here features superb work from John Surman – on soprano, baritone, and bass clarinet – and in a way, it often feels as if Surman is the leader, as Goodrick lets him stand out strong, and first – spinning out these great solos that definitely showcase the more soulful side of his talents – perhaps inspired by the warm tones of Goodrick. Mick still gets plenty of space on his own – the songs are mostly pretty long – and rhythm is from the very openly sensitive team of Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include "Feebles Fables & Ferns", "In The Tavern Of Ruin", "Summer Band Camp", and "Pedalpusher". CD
Also available In Pas(s)ing ... LP 11.99

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Mick GoodrickIn Pas(s)ing ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the few albums as a leader from guitarist Mick Goodrick – a musician who's strong sense of color made him a perfect sideman for vibist Gary Burton in the 70s – and who here explores some wonderful territory of his own! The quartet here features superb work from John Surman – on soprano, baritone, and bass clarinet – and in a way, it often feels as if Surman is the leader, as Goodrick lets him stand out strong, and first – spinning out these great solos that definitely showcase the more soulful side of his talents – perhaps inspired by the warm tones of Goodrick. Mick still gets plenty of space on his own – the songs are mostly pretty long – and rhythm is from the very openly sensitive team of Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include "Feebles Fables & Ferns", "In The Tavern Of Ruin", "Summer Band Camp", and "Pedalpusher". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the textured cover with bent corners.)

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Larry GrenadierGleaners ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautiful solo bass work from Larry Grenadier – a record that fits perfectly in the best ECM tradition, yet also provides a stunning showcase for the artist as well! The recording quality is superb – and Grenadier finds so many ways to create different shades and tones with his instrument – sometimes bowing, sometimes plucking, always with a different vibe on each of the album's tracks – and occasionally hitting modes that have us running to the notes, confirming that there's no other instrument used at all on the recording. Titles include "Vineland", "Gleaner", "Pettiford", "Oceanic", "Bagatelle", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Novel In A Sigh", and "The Owl Of Cranston". CD

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Tord GustavsenChanging Places ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2004. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Charlie HadenBallad Of The Fallen ... LP
ECM, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the greatest records that Charlie Haden ever did, and a record that stands as sort of a bookend to his Liberation Music album on Impulse. As with that record, he's got a large group on here, and also like that one, he's playing a batch of tracks that have a definite political bent. Players include Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Dewey Redman, Paul Motian, Jim Pepper, and Michael Mantler; and tracks include "Ballad Of The Fallen", "Too Late", "La Pasionaria", and "The People United Will Never Be Defeated". The sound's a little bit less harsh than his Impulse recording, but it's no less impassioned, and the record's a very emotional batch of music. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Charlie Haden & Egberto GismontiIn Montreal ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used ... $9.99
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Dave HollandPrime Directive ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $5.99
With Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Steve Nelson, and Billy Kilson. 8 tracks in all: "Looking Up", "Make Believe", "A Seeking Spirit", "High Wire", "Jugglers Paradise", "Candlelight Vigil", "Wonders Never Cease" and "Down Time". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Dave HollandTriplicate ... CD
ECM, 1988. Used ... $9.99
A really fantastic trio record from this legendary bassist – one that has Dave Holland working with the great Jack DeJohnette on drums, and some especially fantastic alto from a young Steve Coleman! There's a dynamic energy here that takes off right from the start – that unbounded style of drumming that always made DeJohnette one of the most compelling players of his generation, which is really hitting its height here – and all those angles, lines, and unusual colors that Coleman was bringing to the alto sax – part of a legacy that would make him one of the most inventive players of his generation too. Holland is excellent – maybe even more rhythmic here in the company of the others than on some other dates for ECM, but still able to work in some of his more unusual shapes and patterns. Titles include "Games", "Quiet Fire", "African Lullaby", "Blue", "Triple Dance", "Segment", and "Take The Coltrane". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave Holland & Derek BaileyImprovisations For Cello & Guitar ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The title sort of says it all – but let us just add that this is not only one of the nicest Holland albums ever, but it's also a great batch of out material that far outreaches the other ECM stuff from the time. The album consists of 3 extended untitled improvised performances. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice German pressing! Cover has some discoloration from age along the opening, but is in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Dave Holland QuartetConference Of The Birds ... CD
ECM, 1973. Used ... $9.99
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, who was really taking off at the time! All tracks are originals by Holland – and Rivers' emotive, flowing approach proves the perfect balance for Braxton's intellectual approach – in a setting that really brings the most out of both players, thanks in part to elastic rhythms from Holland and Altschul. The overall approach leaves a great deal of space on this atmospheric set – but not in the usual mellower ECM way. Titles include "Four Winds", "Q & A", "Conference Of The Birds", "Interception", "Now Here (Nowhere)", and "See Saw". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vijay IyerMutations ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Vijay Iyer on ECM – a great new setting for one of the most-discussed pianists in recent years – and a chance for him to offer up some even more creative sides of his talents! The record still features Vijay playing piano with some of those blocky tones and rhythmic pulses that we love from his other trio and solo recordings – but the album also features him on electronics, and working with a string quartet on one number too – all in ways that are looser and more abstract than some of his better-known records, and creates a bridge between his jazz work and some of the new music modes of ECM. Titles include "Vuln Part 2", "Spellbound & Sacrosanct Cowrie Shells & The Shimmering Sea", "Mutations I to X", and "When We're Gone". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Keith JarrettAt The Blue Note – The Complete Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1995. Used 6 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An expanded document of a key live moment in the career of Keith Jarrett – his return to work in a New York club after the space of more than a decade! The group here is Jarrett's fantastic Standards trio – Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – working with Keith on these longform explorations of tunes that are familiar, but which really transform in that mode that Jarrett brought to his own solo improvisation work of the 70s. The tunes are there, somewhere – but often just as subtle signposts for the direction of the flow from the master's hands on the piano. CD

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✨✧ Keith JarrettBridge Of Light – Keith Jarrett/Michelle Makarski/Marcia Butler/Patricia McCarthy/Thomas Crawford/Fairfeild Orchestra ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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Keith JarrettCarnegie Hall Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A great live set – with one long improvisation at the start, then a few shorter encores – all solo! CD
(Includes original slipcover.)

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Keith JarrettChanges ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little trio session from Keith Jarrett – still in the mode of some of his other ECM work, but almost a bit more back to basics as well! The group here features Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both working beautifully with Keith in a flurry of colors, tones, and pulsating rhythms – the latter of which really drive along the two-part composition "Flying", which takes up most of the set. The shorter "Prism" completes the record – a number that's a bit more contemplative overall, and which features some of those beautifully rounded tones that were virtually Peacock's trademark at the time. CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Keith JarrettDark Intervals ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $19.99
A live performance from pianist Keith Jarrett, recorded at Suntory Hall in Tokyo – but one that's a bit different than some of the solo sets that came earlier in his career, as it's got both a different sound and different style overall! The tracks here aren't side-long improvisations, and instead are shorter tunes that offer up a compressed version of the freewheeling Jarrett style on the piano – still with a sense of openness that really sets Keith apart from the rest, but maybe with more pronounced melodies – although many of those are as dark as you might guess from the title! Tracks include "Fire Dance", "Ritual Prayer", "Hymn", "Americana", "Parallels", and "Entrance". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Keith JarrettMelody At Night – With You ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Magical solo work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a set that's comprised almost entirely of standards, similar to some of the better-known trio recordings in this format by the artist – and which has Jarrett playing in this really evocative way that definitely lives up to the title! The solo performances aren't nearly as open or longform as his other recordings without any other players – melodies are intact throughout – but Keith does really have a way of opening up the songs, and almost making them sound like these very fragile, very personal poems that spin from his fingers on the keys of the piano. Titles include "Don't Ever Leave Me", "I Loves You Porgy", "Blame It On My Youth", "Meditation", "Something To Remember You By", and "I'm Through With Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettMunich 2016 ... CD
ECM, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Beautiful solo sounds from the legendary Keith Jarrett – a set of long, live material that follows the format of his initial rise to fame on ECM Records in the 70s – but with a different style that shows the maturing, more introspective side of his talents! Part of the difference is one of age – Keith can't pound the piano for endless hours anymore – but there's also a more sensitive approach to the keys, one that really comes through here – at a level that's even different than our own personal experience with Jarrett during this period of his career. The performance feels very intimate, and often has a great sense of space between the notes – as Jarrett improvises over the seven part "Munich" – then delivers sublime encores of "Answer My My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town". CD
Also available Munich 2016 ... LP 31.99

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Keith JarrettMunich 2016 ... LP
ECM, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
Beautiful solo sounds from the legendary Keith Jarrett – a set of long, live material that follows the format of his initial rise to fame on ECM Records in the 70s – but with a different style that shows the maturing, more introspective side of his talents! Part of the difference is one of age – Keith can't pound the piano for endless hours anymore – but there's also a more sensitive approach to the keys, one that really comes through here – at a level that's even different than our own personal experience with Jarrett during this period of his career. The performance feels very intimate, and often has a great sense of space between the notes – as Jarrett improvises over the seven part "Munich" – then delivers sublime encores of "Answer My My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Munich 2016 ... CD 24.99

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Keith JarrettMy Song ... LP
ECM, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Keith JarrettSolo Concerts – Bremen Lausanne ... CD
ECM, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Sublime solo piano – from that early 70s moment when Keith Jarrett was not only finding a whole new voice for himself, but also creating a whole new format in music! The tracks here are all long, live, solo improvisations – played by Jarrett at a level that's unbridled, but never totally free jazz – full of spirit and imagination, and always with this sense of tunefulness that's maybe even more impressive than if he was playing in a noisier way! CD

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Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnetteWhisper Not ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
... CD

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Kapsberger/Pellegrini/Narvaez/Frescobaldi/GianoncelliNuove Musiche – Rolf Lislevand/Arianna Savall/Pedro Estevan/Bjorn Kjellemyr/Guido Morini/Marco Ambrosini/Thor Harald Johnsen ... CD
ECM, 2006. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Cutout hole through barcode.)

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Steve KuhnTrance ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really fantastic ECM moment from pianist Steve Kuhn – one that brings a new sort of focus to the decade's worth of music he'd been recording for other labels – in the company of a quartet that features Steve Swallow on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Sue Evans on percussion! Swallow and DeJohnette are especially great here – and really bring new energy to some song ideas that Kuhn had been mulling over in previous years – expressed beautifully on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which is captured with a fantastic sort of sonic richness. Titles include his brilliant "Something Everywhere" – plus the cuts "The Young Blade", "Silver", "Trance", "Life's Backward Glance", and "A Change Of Face". CD
Also available Trance ... LP 9.99

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Steve KuhnTrance ... LP
ECM, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
A really fantastic ECM moment from pianist Steve Kuhn – one that brings a new sort of focus to the decade's worth of music he'd been recording for other labels – in the company of a quartet that features Steve Swallow on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Sue Evans on percussion! Swallow and DeJohnette are especially great here – and really bring new energy to some song ideas that Kuhn had been mulling over in previous years – expressed beautifully on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which is captured with a fantastic sort of sonic richness. Titles include his brilliant "Something Everywhere" – plus the cuts "The Young Blade", "Silver", "Trance", "Life's Backward Glance", and "A Change Of Face". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Steve KuhnWisteria ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2012. Used ... $11.99
Steve Kuhn's a player who's always got our ears – a pianist we've loved from the late 60s onwards, still sounding great on this lovely set for ECM! There's a warmth here we haven't heard from Kuhn in a while – almost a return to those lyrical modes we loved in his 70s work for the label, particularly his acoustic lines – which always seemed to have this open flow that was definitely informed by work on Fender Rhodes, yet still in a very classic style overall! Kuhn's amazing here – and the album's one that definitely lives up to all of our love for his older records – and the trio is perfectly subtle, too – with gentle work on bass from Steve Swallow and quietly evocative drums from Joey Baron. Titles include "Chalet", "Romance", "Pastorale", "Wisteria", "Promises Kept", "Dark Glasses", "A Likely Story", and "Permanent Wave". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Steve Kuhn & Sheila JordanPlayground ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of Steve Kuhn's amazing collaborations with vocalist Sheila Jordan! Although Kuhn's a pianist at heart, he always seems to have an ear for singers – especially at this time in his career, when both his playing and his compositions gave such new inspiration to a 70s decade of vocal experimentalists. Jordan's definitely at the forefront of that generation, and works here beautifully with Kuhn's piano – in a group that also includes Harvie Swartz on bass and Bob Moses on drums. Most tunes are relatively spare, and build up with a great sort of sensitivity – and titles include "Deep Tango", "The Zoo", "Life's Backward Glance", and "Gentle Thoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydHyperion With Higgins ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2001. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydRabo De Nube ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A key album from the later Charles Lloyd years on ECM – from a moment when the saxophonist seemed to be completely reinvigorated, and exploring very different territories than his music of the 60s! Part of the sound has Lloyd hitting a few ECM vibes – hard not to do with a group that features John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but there's also moments that are looser and freer, too – really showing the individuality that's always been such a hallmark of Charles' recordings, and which here is hardly going to cowtow to any sort of stricter style for the label. The tenor work is superb – very sinuous and constantly exploring, but never overindulgent – and titles include "Voice In The Night", "Dorotea's Studio", "Homage", "Pocket Full Of Blues", "Forest Flower Sunrise/Sunset", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles LloydWater Is Wide ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing, includes slipcase.)

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Pat Metheny80/81 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 complement the sound of Metheny's guitar nicely and really give the set a different feel. The rest of the group features Charlie Haden on bass and Jack De Johnette on drums – and the double space of the set is well used on a set of tracks that includes "Two Folk Songs", "The Bat", "Turnaround", "Open", "Pretty Scattered", and "Goin Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Pat MethenyBright Size Life ... LP
ECM, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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", "Omaha Celebration" and "Round Trip/Broadway Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and green tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Pat MethenyOfframp ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. Used ... $4.99
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 and Brazilian-influenced song structures that were emerging in his work – using the percussion of Nana Vasconcelos to give the tracks a nice earthy undercurrent, but still also managing to slide around wonderfully in that fluid groove he was building with keyboardist Lyle Mayes. Includes the great cut "Are You Going With Me?", plus "The Bat", "James", "Barcarole", and "Eighteen". CD

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Pat MethenyTravels ... LP
ECM, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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 albums – but the live presentation of the material somehow really transforms a number of them – pushing them into a soundspace that's similar to the one explored by Pat on the Offramp album, augmented especially by the presence of percussionist Nana Vasconcelos in the group. Titles include "Phase Dance", "Farmer's Trust", "Straight On Red", "The Fields The Sky", "Are You Going With Me", "Extradition", "Going Ahead", "As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls", and "Travels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype stickers and a vintage price sticker.)

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Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy HigginsRejoicing ... LP
ECM, 1984. Very Good+ ... $12.99
A sweet trio session with Charlie Haden on bass and Bill Higgins on drums. Titles include "The Calling", "Tears Inside", "Lonely Woman", and "Rejoicing". LP, Vinyl record album
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Stephan MicusTo The Evening Child ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1992. Used ... $6.99
Steven Micus works here entirely on his own – in a record that creates these really beautiful sounds from a variety of different steeldrums, but in ways that are very different than any other use of the instruments! Micus often handles the instruments with the slow pace and careful tension of his other recordings – then brings in bits of elements from Eastern instruments – including dilruba, nay, sinding, and kortholt – sometimes mixed with a bit of his own voice, sometimes acting as voices on their own. The record clearly draws from global sources, but has nothing inherently global about it – as Micus really transforms everything in the echoey, open space provided by ECM. Titles include "Nomad Song", "To The Evening Child", "Morganstern", "Young Moon", "Yuko's Eyes", and "Desert Poem". CD
(2019 edition, packaged in a gatefold sleeve.)

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Paul MotianConception Vessel ... LP
ECM, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Paul Motian didn't always record that much as a leader, but the dates under his own name are always compelling ones – and quite a change from his more famous work with Bill Evans! This set is a sparkling showcase of original tunes by Motian – played by a shifting array of players that includes Charlie Haden on bass, Sam Brown on guitar, Keith Jarrett on piano and flute, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – all with a much freer, more out sound than you might expect to hear on ECM in later years. The set's one of the standouts from the time when the label was nodding more in the free jazz directions of some of their European contemporaries – and Motion proves to be a surprisingly great choice for the session. Titles include "Georgian Bay", "Ch'I Energy", "Rebica", "Conception Vessel", and "American Indian Song Of Sitting Bull". LP, Vinyl record album
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Paul MotianTribute ... LP
ECM, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great statement as a leader from drummer Paul Motian – a player that none would have expected to be hitting this territory in the decade before – the start of a great run of records that continued his break from more familiar rhythmic territory! The record's got a very strong ECM vibe, but also maybe a bit more bite, too – as the bass work of Charlie Haden is balanced by sharper sounds from Carlos Ward on alto sax – who really gets plenty of space to dominate the proceedings, with this open soulfulness that really adds a lot to the record. The set's also got twin guitars from Paul Metzke and Sam Brown, which makes for a great approach – especially as Brown moves between acoustic and electric. Titles include a beautiful reading of Haden's "Song For Che" – plus "Victoria", "Tuesday Ends Saturday", "War Orphans", and "Sod House". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Wolfgang Muthspiel/Scott Colley/Brian BladeAngular Blues ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A record that's maybe one of the most tuneful, lyrical we've ever heard from guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel – and that may have a lot to do with the wonderful help in the trio from Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums! The tunes still have some of the abstract qualities of Muthspiel's other work, and certainly continue his very distinct exploration of color and tone – but there's this sparkle, almost a sense of joy about most of the numbers – very present when things are grooving and moving fast, but also really there in a sense of subtle bounce when they're a bit more mellow. The quality's a bit hard to describe, but it's there right from the start, and holds up beautifully throughout – on titles that include "Wondering", "Angular Blues", "Everything I Love", "Kanon In 6/8", "I'll Remember April", "Ride", and "Camino". CD

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OregonOregon (1983) ... CD
ECM, 1983. Used ... $6.99
The Oregon sound, still alive and well into the 80s – perhaps given even more room to express itself in an ECM setting like this! The album's a mix of angular notes and warmer tones – very much the experimentalism that the group prided itself on at the time – and which really set the tune for a whole generation of imitations, some of which were already showing in the rest of the jazz world by the time of this release. Yet Oregon proves by the set that they're still the leading lights of the this side of the jazz spectrum – keeping things fresh with an ever-changing array of instrumentation from Ralph Towner, Colin Walcott, Paul McCandless, and Glen Moore. Titles include "Skyline", "Impending Bloom", "Beacon", "Rapids", "Taos", and "Beside A Brook". CD

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✨✧ Gary PeacockGuamba ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Bassist Gary Peacock really transformed his sound in the 70s – thanks in part to the smaller settings and more open space of the ECM label – to a point where he was able to bring his approach back to a group setting with a really fantastic record like this! At the outside, the record might appear to be more conventional – but the players within really move with Peacock's energy and inspiration – slowly shaping the sounds in their own ways, with great work from Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Peter Erskine on drums. Titles include "Lila", "Thyme Time", "Gardenia", "Introending", "Guamba", and "Requiem". CD

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Gary Peacock/Art Lande/Eliot ZigmundShift In The Wind ... CD
ECM, 1981. Used ... $18.99
... CD
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Barre PhillipsMountainscapes ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A very different setting than some of the more spacious Barre Phillips albums of the 70s – as this set has him working in a mixed electric/acoustic mode – with a core quartet that features John Surman on baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet – plus Stu Martin on drums and Dieter Feichtner on electronics – a trio that really gets going when Martin and Surman also play some electronics as well! The mode is maybe more like some of Surman's albums that mix reed lines with electronics – although the presence of Phillips is still often felt in the deeper, darker corners of the record and the album features a long suite of "Mountainscapes", with an appearance from guitarist John Abercrombie on the final passage. CD

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Chris Potter OrchestraImaginary Cities ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $12.99
Beautiful sounds from reedman Chris Potter – working here with an expanded string lineup, although one that's more of a string quartet added to the core combo – and maybe not the full orchestra you'd guess from the cover! Still, those subtle strings really add a lot to the record – creating this sonic balance that's really sublime, even before Potter comes into the mix on either tenor, soprano, or bass clarinet, depending on the track – and the quartet often shades in the tunes with a gentle introduction, before more familiar Potter associates come in and deepen the sound – including Craig Taborn on piano, Steve Nelson on vibes and marimba, and Adam Rogers on guitar. Titles include "Firefly", "Sky", "Shadow Self", "Lament", and the extended "Imaginary Cities" suite. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Enrico RavaEasy Living ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2004. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A nicely mature album from trumpeter Enrico Rava – one that really explores the space between the notes, and which has Rava in the company of a very well-matched quintet! Enrico always had a sense of "less is more" in his horn, right from the start – but that quality only blossomed even more strongly over the course of years – to a point where his leadership seemed to inspire his best contemporaries to find the perfect sort of balance in which to work. That's definitely the case here – on a record that draws subtle, but powerful sounds from a lineup that includes Gianluca Petrella on trombone, Stefano Bollani on piano, Rosario Bonaccorso on bass, and Roberto Gatto on drums. Tracks include the great title reworking of "Easy Living" – plus "Cromosomi", "Hornette & The Drums Thing", "Blancasnow", "Algir Dalbughi", "Drops", and "Traveling Night". CD

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Enrico RavaPilgrim & The Stars ... LP
ECM, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 Cristensen on drums – but you'd swear that there's a larger ensemble working away on the record, given the full sound beneath Rava's lofty trumpet solos – yet the set is really just the efforts of this core quartet, working with a surprising amount of dynamism, especially considering the ECM setting. Titles include "Bella", "Pilgrim & The Stars", "Pesce Naufrago", "By The Sea", and "Blancasnow". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Enrico Rava QuartetEnrico Rava Quartet ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A classic session from this incredible trumpeter – a quartet with Roswell Rudd on trombone, JF Jenny-Clark on bass, and Aldo Romano on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Steve ReichTehillim ... LP
ECM, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(US pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Terje RypdalWhat Comes After ... LP
ECM, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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John Surman & John WarrenBrass Project ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1993. Used ... $7.99
Brasses aren't usually associated with the music of John Surman – which frequently finds its more common outlet in spare spaces for the reedman's many-textured lines – but here, Surman works with a very cool larger ensemble, directed by John Warren – and filled with great work from a host of really creative trumpet and trombone players! As with other larger-setting projects, Surman often steps out front, carving lines on soprano sax, baritone, and bass clarinet – plus a bit of piano too – but there's also some exceptionally strong soloists in the group, too – as one might expect from a lineup that includes Henry Lowther and Stephen Waterman on trumpets, and Malcolm Griffiths and Chris Pyne on trombones. The group also features John Marshall on drums and Chris Laurence on bass – and titles include "The Returning Excile", "Silent Lake", "Wider Vision", "The New One Two", "All For A Shadow", and "Mellstock Quire/Tantrum Clangley". CD

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Steve SwallowReal Book ... CD
Watt/ECM, 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve TibbettsExploded View ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1986. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve TibbettsNatural Causes ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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David TornCloud About Mercury ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1986. Used ... $8.99
One of those records that really took the ECM approach of the 70s into new modes for the 80s – a set that might be called post-jazz, or post-fusion – even though it's got some of the best elements of both, transformed by the players in the lineup! David Torn leads the group on electric and acoustic guitars – but the set's an equal effort from everyone involved – with trumpets and electronics from Mark Isham, Chapman stick and synth bass from Tony Levin, and both acoustic and electric percussion from Bill Bruford – a player who seems to inspired Torn with his own previous instrumental recordings. Titles include "The Mercury Grid", "Network Of Sparks", "Previous Man", and "Three Minutes Of Pure Entertainment", a song that's actually seven minutes in length! CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Ralph TownerDiary ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A beautifully personal album from Ralph Towner – a set that's maybe got more going on than just a diary – as the whole thing has a very poetic approach to the sound, one that's really in keeping with the new modes of expression that Towner helped bring to ECM! There's a bit of overdub at times – so that Ralph also adds in a bit of piano and gong next to his more familiar work on 12-string and classical guitar – both instruments used in ways that are very different than the new acoustic underground that emerged in the 60s, and than most other jazz uses of the instruments too. It's almost as if Towner were learning lessons from Derek Bailey about unusual ways to approach the instrument – but then went off in more tuneful, melodic pursuits – on titles that include "Icarus", "Mon Enfant", "Dark Spirit", "Entry In A Diary", "Erg", and "The Silence Of A Candle". CD

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Ralph TownerSolstice – Sound & Shadows ... LP
ECM, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp, initials in pen, and some wear.)

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Ralph Towner & Gary BurtonMatchbook ... LP
ECM, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Two of the greatest things going for ECM in the 70s – brought together on one record! The vibes of Gary Burton are a wonderful match for the careful guitar work of Ralph Towner – particularly his 12-string guitar, which is used in a space that's somewhere between folk and jazz, and which seems to evoke Gary Burton's Tennessee roots in a really poetic way! The style isn't entirely jazz, although that term is the best description for it – and instead, both players find this really magical space together – creating special sounds that resonate with sensitivity and a unique sort of soul. Titles include "Drifting Petals", "Icarus", "Brotherhood", "Song For A Friend", and "Goodbye Pork Pie Hate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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