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Old & New Dreams (Don Cherry/Dewey Redman/Charlie Haden/Ed Blackwell)Old & New Dreams (ECM) ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the greatest groups of the second generation of ECM – a post-Ornette Coleman quartet that features Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – all exploring space in a way that's quite different than their work with Ornette! The sound here is much freer, and atmospheric – in keeping with Cherry's work of the 70s, and the overall ECM sound of the time – and although unified, there's less of an emphasis on group dynamics than in the Coleman years, and more of a recognition of the role of the individual. Titles include unique reworkings of Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Open Or Close" – plus Blackwell's "Togo", Cherry's "Guinea", Redman's "Orbit Of La-Ba", and Charlie Haden's "Song For The Whales". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ Old & New Dreams (Don Cherry/Dewey Redman/Charlie Haden/Ed Blackwell)Old & New Dreams (ECM) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest groups of the second generation of ECM – a post-Ornette Coleman quartet that features Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – all exploring space in a way that's quite different than their work with Ornette! The sound here is much freer, and atmospheric – in keeping with Cherry's work of the 70s, and the overall ECM sound of the time – and although unified, there's less of an emphasis on group dynamics than in the Coleman years, and more of a recognition of the role of the individual. Titles include unique reworkings of Ornette's "Lonely Woman" and "Open Or Close" – plus Blackwell's "Togo", Cherry's "Guinea", Redman's "Orbit Of La-Ba", and Charlie Haden's "Song For The Whales". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Old & New Dreams (ECM) ... LP 49.99
 
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✨✧ George AdamsSound Suggestions ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautifully soulful setting for the tenor saxophone of George Adams – a record that provides a nice balance to some of Adams' other European records of the same period, by unlocking a side of his talents that's almost more painterly and personal! Yet George's strong sense of a group is also firmly in place here – this is hardly a mellow, spacious ECM session – as Adams works tightly with the second tenor of the great Heinz Sauer, in a sextet that also includes Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Richard Beirach on piano, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Wheeler's luminescent tone is a wonderful match for the two tenors – and the rhythm trio shifts effortlessly between swinging energy and looser moments. Titles include "Stay Informed", "Baba", "Imani's Dance", "A Spire", and "Got Something Good For You". CD
(2019 pressing in a gatefold sleeve.)

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Jon BalkeDiscourses ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. Used ... $9.99
Jon Balke on piano and sound processing. CD

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✨✧ Nik Bartsch's MobileContinuum ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2016. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Nik Bartsch on piano, Sha on bass and contrabass clarinet, Kaspar Rast on drums and percussion, and Nicolas Stocker on drums and tuned percussion – accompanied by small string ensemble. CD

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Nik Bartsch's RoninHolon ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Nik Bartsch on piano – with Sha on bass clarinets and alto saxophone, Bjorn Meyer on bass, Kaspar Rast on drums, and Andi Pupato on percussion. CD

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✨✧ Nik Bartsch's RoninLlyria ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ... $9.99
A rhythmic, moody and moving set from Nik Bartch's Ronin for ECM – somewhat relaxed material that still has an something of sinister melodic undercurrent. Bartch's piano leads some dynamtic, and quite wonderful drum work by Kaspar Rast and percussion by Andi Pupato, with bass by Bjorn Meyer and alto sax and bass clarinet by Sha. Patterns repeat for hypnotic effect, but it's an ever evolving landscape. 7 pieces including "Modul 48", "Modul 52", "Modul 55", "Modul 47", "Modul 53", "Modul 51" and "Modul 49_44". CD

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Nik Bartsch's RoninStoa ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2006. Used ... $8.99
With Sha on contrabass clarinet & bass clarinet, Bjorn Meyer on bass, Kasper Rast on drums & Andi Pupato on percussion. CD
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Carla Bley4 x 4 ... CD
Watt/ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... $14.99
Carla Bley on piano, Wolfgang Puschnig on alto saxophone, Andy Sheppard on tenor saxophone, Steve Swallow on bass, Victor Lewis on drums, Larry Goldings on organ, Gary Valente on trombone, and Lew Soloff on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve SwallowLife Goes On ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. Used ... $9.99
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)". CD

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Stefano BollaniPiano Solo ... CD
ECM, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Stefano Bollani on piano. CD
(BMG direct pressing.)

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Anouar BrahemAstounding Eyes Of Rita ... CD
ECM, 2008. Used ... $11.99
With Klaus Gesing on bass clarinet, Bjorn Meyer on bass, and Khaled Yassine on darbouka and bendir. CD

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Anouar BrahemBarzakh ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1991. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Anouar Brahem on oud, Bechir Selmi on violin, and Lassad Hosni on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing. Includes the insert.)

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Anouar BrahemBlue Maqams ... CD
ECM, 2017. Used ... $12.99
Anouar Brahem on oud – plus Django Bates on piano, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Anouar BrahemConte De L'Incroyable Amour ... CD
ECM, 1991. Used ... $9.99
Anouar Brahem on oud, Barbaros Erkose on clarinet, Kudsi Erguner on nai, and Lassad Hosni on bendir and darbouka. CD
(Out of print.)

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Anouar Brahem TrioAstrakan Cafe ... CD
ECM, 2000. Used ... $7.99
Anouar Brahem on oud, Barbaros Erkose on clarinet, and Lassad Hosni on bendir and darbouka. CD

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Gary BurtonNew Quartet ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1973. Used ... $14.99
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 leap 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
(West German jewel case pressing.)

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✨✧ Gary Burton & Chick CoreaCrystal Silence ... LP
ECM, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
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
(German pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Gary Burton with Pat MethenyDreams So Real ... LP
ECM, 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Gary Burton takes on the music of Carla Bley – in a wonderfully sensitive set that opens up rich new colors in her music! The group here is a particularly well-chosen one for the effort – a quintet with Burton on vibes, Mick Goodrick on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bob Moses on drums – plus a young Pat Metheny on guitar, really shading in the tunes with his evocative tones. Burton's vibes are angular one minute, spare and spacious the next – and in a way, his treatment if Bley's tunes is some of the most sensitive we've ever heard. Titles include "Ictus/Syndrome", "Dreams So Real", "Intermission Music", "Doctor", and "Vox Humana". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a yellowed sticker spot.)

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Don CherryDona Nostra – With Lenart Aberg & Bobo Stenson ... CD
ECM, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Don Cherry on trumpet, Lennar Aberg on saxophones and flute, Bob Stenson on piano, Anders Jormin on bas, Anders Kjellberg on drums, and Okay Temiz on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chick CoreaPiano Improvisations Vol 1 ... LP
ECM, 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99 24.99
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 has light wear, heavy yellowing from age, and some gloss peel/separation at the edges.)

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Chick CoreaReturn To Forever ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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
(US pressing. Cover has some stains at the bottom edge extending a bit up the sides.)

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Chick CoreaSeptet ... LP
ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A beautiful bit of "serious" music from Chick Corea – a standout set from the 80s, penned for piano, string quartet, flute, and French Horn – yet handled with a sense of color and tone that's quite different than any sort of staid chamber music might sound! Chick's opening up all these great acoustic waves of sound here – music that pulsates with an inherent sense of rhythm, but also has none of the rhythmic conventions of jazz – just this wonderful interplay between Corea's piano, the flute of Steve Kujala, French Horn of Peter Gordon, and the lineup of two violins, viola, and cello! The core of the record is the five movement "Septet" – and the set also features "The Temple Of Isfahan". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some surface wear, edge wear, and bent corners.)

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Marilyn CrispellVignettes ... CD
ECM, 2008. Used ... $8.99
Solo piano album – titles include "Gathering Light", "Stilleweg", "Little Song For My Father", "Vignettes II-V", and "Cuida Tu Espiritu". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions ... LP
ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal statement from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a musician who'd already made a pretty big impact in the years before this set – but who really seemed to take off with his New Directions group on ECM! Every player in the lineup is a key sonic pioneer on their instrument – John Abercrombie on guitar, with his great sense of color and tone – Eddie Gomez on bass, with that soundshaping ability he developed with Bill Evans – trumpeter Lester Bowie, really finding a voice here away from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and drummer DeJohnette, beautifully set free in territory far beyond standard rhythm! The mix of all four musicians is wonderful – and still quite fresh after all these years, despite how many folks might have tried to copy the approach – on titles that include "Dream Stalker", "Where Or Wayne", "Silver Hollow", "One Handed Woman", and "Bayou Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions In Europe ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano, Lester Bowie on trumpet, John Abercrombie on guitar and mandolin, and Eddie Gomez on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes an ECM catalog insert. Cover has a promo stamp and is faded a bit at the spine.)

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Jack DeJohnetteOneness ... CD
ECM, 1997. Used ... $6.99
Features Jack DeJohnette on drums, Jerome Harris on electric guitar and bass, Michael Cain on piano, and Don Alias on percussion! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack DeJohnette's DirectionsUntitled ... LP
ECM, 1976. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the excellent DeJohnette albums cut for ECM in the mid 70s. He's playing here with John Abercrombie, Alex Foster, Mike Richmond and Warren Bernhardt in an electric setting, and the vibe has the sort of wide open feel that a lot of progressive players were exploring at the time: a sort of post-modal, post-free approach that relied heavily on intuitive improvisation and expansive lines that never get too strident. 7 numbers mostly written by DeJohnette, some in collaboration with the group memebers, including "Flying Spirits", "Pansori Visions", "Fantastic", "The Vikings Are Coming", "Struttin", "Morning Star" and "Malibu Reggae". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Warner rim text. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jack DeJohnette's Special EditionAlbum Album ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A record that really dives deep with a rich mix of creative rhythms and inventive horn lines! The album still has Jack DeJohnette staying true to his more avant roots – working with tenor from David Murray, alto and soprano sax from John Purcell, baritone and tuba from Howard Johnson, and bass from Rufus Reid – a lineup that's a bit bigger than on other Special Edition albums, and which is used to fill in even more colors and deeper elements than before. Some of the tunes are wonderfully vivid in approach – and titles include "Festival", "Third World Anthem", "Zoot Suite", "Ahmad The Terrible", and "New Orleans Strut". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Mathias EickMidwest ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2015. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Mathias Eick on trumpet, Jon Balke on piano, Gjermund Larsen on violin, Mats Eilertsen on double bass, and Helge Norbakken on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mathias EickSkala ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2011. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fly (Mark Turner/Larry Grenadier/Jeff Ballard)Sky & Country ... CD
ECM, 2009. Used ... $9.99
Mark Turner on tenor and soprano saxophones, Larry Grenadier on double bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums. CD

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✨✧ Jan GarbarekAll Those Born With Wings ... LP
ECM, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Jan Garbarek. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a 1 inch split on the spine.)

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Jan GarbarekDansere ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1976. Used ... $11.99
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 perfect in the setting – opening up, stretching out, and breaking down convention – yet also never losing themselves in self-indulgence either. Titles include "Dansere", "Lokk", "Fris", "Til Vennene", and "Skrik & Hyl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jan GarbarekDis ... CD
ECM, 1977. Used ... $9.99
With Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax and wood flute, and Ralph Towner on 12-string and classical guitars. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Dis ... LP 24.99

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Jan GarbarekDis ... LP
ECM, 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
With Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax and wood flute, and Ralph Towner on 12-string and classical guitars. LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)
Also available Dis ... CD 9.99

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Jan GarbarekWitchi Tai To ... CD
ECM, 1973. Used ... $9.99
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 label was endorsing while helping to shape the world of European jazz on both sides of the fence. And there's even some surprisingly soulful moments, too – not just from Jan's work on tenor and soprano sax, but also from the piano of Bobo Stenson – which rings out wonderfully amidst subtle bass from Palle Danielsson and drums from Jon Christensen. Titles include a great version of Jim Pepper's "Witchi Tai To", plus "Hasta Siempre", "AIR", and "Desireless". CD
(First CD pressing. Booklet has light age spots.)

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Agnes Buen Garnas & Jan GarbarekRosensfole – Medieval Songs From Norway ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1989. Used ... $8.99
Jan Garbarek on saxophone, synth and percussion with vocals from Agnes Buen Garnas . CD
(Out of print.)

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GhazalRain ... CD
ECM, 2003. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Egberto GismontiSol Do Meio Dia ... LP
ECM, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(Later Brazilian EMI pressing with tan labels. Cover has light wear.)

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Gurdjieff/TsabropoulosChants, Hymns & Dances – Anja Lechner & Vassilis Tsabropoulos ... CD
ECM, 2004. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Tord GustavsenChanging Places ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2004. Used ... $4.99
Features Tord Gustavsen on piano, Harald Johnsen on bass, and Jarle Vespestad on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Tord GustavsenGround ... CD
ECM/Universal, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Tord Gustavsen on piano, Harald Johnsen on bass, and Jarle Vespestad on drums. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Tord GustavsenWhat Was Said ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
A jazz vocal set, but one that offers up a very different version of the format – as the dark vision of pianist Tord Gustavsen is shaped here by singer Simin Tander – who can move between sweet moments, poetic passages, and some much moodier moments! The tunes include a fair bit of numbers from both traditional and global sources, but the presentation is very modern, and very effective – with Gustavsen setting the scene on piano, plus a bit of bass and electronics, and very gentle, spare drums from Jarle Vespestad – while Tander lets the songs slowly flower, seeding lyrics amidst the piano notes – with a gentle blending of voice and instrumentation that's not unlike some of the spare sessions that Karin Krog cut with John Surman, although with a style here that's very much its own. Titles include "Sweet Melting", "A Castle In Heaven", "Imagine The Fog Disappearing", "I See You", "Your Grief", and "Sweet Morning Afterglow". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Includes the booklet.)

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Tord Gustavsen TrioBeing There ... CD
ECM, 2007. Used ... $5.99
Tord Gustavsen on piano – with Harald Johnsen on double bass, and Jarle Vespestad on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing.)

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Tigran Hamasyan/Arve Henriksen/Eivind Aarset/Jan BangAtmospheres ... CD
ECM, 2016. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Tigran Hamasyan on piano, Arve Henriksen on trumpet, Eivind Aarset on guitar, and Jan Bang on sampling. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Billy Hart/Ethan Iverson/Mark Turner/Ben StreetAll Our Reasons ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2012. Used ... $8.99
A great record from a great group – a quartet led by drummer Billy Hart, but which features a very equal constellation of sounds from Mark Turner on tenor, Ethan Iverson on piano, and Ben Street on bass! There's a soulful, spiritual beginning to the record that's mighty nice – one of the deepest sounds we've heard from ECM in years, yet also mixed with that later ECM talent for spacing out the notes – which affords us a space in which to contemplate the subtle, individual contributions of each player as they contribute to the vibe of the session. Turner and Iverson really push things at some of the best points, giving the record a tonal complexity that really holds our interest – and titles include "Song For Balkis", "Ohnedaruth", "Tolli's Dance", "Nostalgia For The Impossible", "Old Wood", and "Nigeria". CD

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Jon HassellLast Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2009. Used ... $26.99
The moody trumpet of Jon Hassell is set up here with some live sampling from Jan Bang, guitar from Eivind Aarset, and keyboards from Jamie Muhoberac! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Dave HollandPrime Directive ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $4.99
Features Chris Potter on alto, soprano, and tenor sax – plus Robin Eubanks on trombone, Steve Nelson on vibes, and Billy Kilson on drums. Tracks include "Looking Up", "Make Believe", "A Seeking Spirit", "High Wire", "Jugglers Paradise", "Candlelight Vigil", "Wonders Never Cease" and "Down Time". CD

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✨✧ Dave HollandWhat Goes Around ... CD
ECM, 2001. Used ... $3.99
A large group session led by Dave Holland – with Antonio Hart on alto and flute, Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, Duane Eubanks on guitar, and Steve Nelson on vibes. CD

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Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn SoreyCompassion ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2024. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The music of pianist Vijay Iyer has always been pretty darn great – but it also seems to take on a warmer, more mature quality here in this trio with Linda May Han Oh on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums – almost as if Iyer is bringing more feeling into the music, letting things flow naturally, putting aside some of the bolder signatures of his earliest recordings, while also getting past some of the more academic styles of other ECM albums too! The balance comes through right away – and Vijay's got this subtle quality nobody would have expected years before – definitely echoed by Sorey, and maybe encouraged a lot by Oh – who's also grown a lot as a musician too. Titles include "Compassion" – a great title for this set – plus "Tempest", "Overjoyed", "Maelstrom", "Ghostrumental", "It Goes", and "Nonaah". CD
Also available Compassion ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn SoreyCompassion ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2024. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 44.99
The music of pianist Vijay Iyer has always been pretty darn great – but it also seems to take on a warmer, more mature quality here in this trio with Linda May Han Oh on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums – almost as if Iyer is bringing more feeling into the music, letting things flow naturally, putting aside some of the bolder signatures of his earliest recordings, while also getting past some of the more academic styles of other ECM albums too! The balance comes through right away – and Vijay's got this subtle quality nobody would have expected years before – definitely echoed by Sorey, and maybe encouraged a lot by Oh – who's also grown a lot as a musician too. Titles include "Compassion" – a great title for this set – plus "Tempest", "Overjoyed", "Maelstrom", "Ghostrumental", "It Goes", and "Nonaah". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Compassion ... CD 16.99

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Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Keith Jarrett in our favorite side of his talents – playing the long, improvised style that first made him a breakthrough artist on ECM in the 70s – and which still remains one of his most important contributions to the history of jazz! Even later years, Jarrett's sense of imagination on the keys is amazing – and here, you'll hear very few echoes of other improvisations – long tracks that show that Keith is always able to create spontaneously, at a level that few others can match – especially as he never goes too far outside, or seems to lose a sense of melody in his music. The work is divided up into shorter passages – the older Jarrett sometimes needs a break on the keys, but never in his cognition – and as with other concert recordings of this type, the encores are older standards – "Answer Me My Love" and "It's A Lonesome Old Town" – but both given a very free, open Keith Jarrett approach! CD
(In nice shape with the slipcase!)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettChanges ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has staining and peeling on the bottom half.)

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Keith JarrettIn The Light ... LP
ECM, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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 piece with flute, and some shorter works with instrumental groups – including one with Ralph Towner on guitar, and another with four cellos and a trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Keith JarrettLa Scala ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1997. Used ... $5.99
Keith Jarrett on piano. CD

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✨✧ Keith JarrettMelody At Night – With You ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... $2.99
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". CD
(Slipcase has light wear.)

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Keith JarrettPersonal Mountains ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1989. Used ... $11.99
Keith Jarrett on piano and percussion, Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums. CD

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Keith JarrettRadiance ... CD
ECM, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Two solo piano performances, both recorded in Japan. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Keith JarrettSelections From Keith Jarrett's Fall Releases ... CD
ECM, 1990. Used ... $3.99
Excerpts from the Vienna Concert and Shostakovich albums. CD
(Promo sampler CD from 1992)

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Keith JarrettSolo Concerts – Bremen Lausanne (3LP Box Set) ... LP
ECM, 1973. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $39.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing in a textured box. Includes the booklet. Box has light wear, some aging at the spine, and small sticker remnants in back.)

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Keith JarrettStandards Vol 1 ... LP
ECM, 1983. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A key moment in the career of pianist Keith Jarrett – and one that would continue to provide him a strong space for exploration in his later years at ECM! Jarrett first rose to great fame on the label with his long-spun solo improvisation albums of the 70s – and had also recorded famously in a more avant mode in the previous decade with quartets – but here, he returns to the trio format of his earliest records, yet in a way that completely embraces all the changes that had happed in the space of time – so that Jarrett is taking a completely fresh approach to jazz standards – respecting the tunes, but really using them as a great vehicle for rhythmic and melodic improvisation. His strong partners in crime here are bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette – both musicians who also expanded greatly in the previous decade – and they work perfectly with Keith, on long variations on the tunes "Meaning Of The Blues", "All The Things You Are", "It Never Entered My Mind", "The Masquerade Is Over", and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a Jahrespreis sticker in front, light wear, and is lightly bent at the sides.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettStandards Vol 2 ... LP
ECM, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A second great set of standards from Keith Jarrett – and like the first one, a great reminder to many that the pianist was still very strongly schooled in jazz! Although Keith really opened up ways for pianists to stretch out in the 70s, his move to material like this in the early 80s was a great one – as it moved Jarrett away from some territory that was a bit overly-trod, and managed to bring a new sort of sensitivity to his music! Of course, the whole trio here is really part of the success – bass from Gary Peacock and drums from Jack DeJohnette – both, like Jarrett, players who'd more than had their chance to stretch out, explore new modes, and were bringing all that freedom and experience to play here in a setting that's outwardly conventional, but still plenty darn fresh. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Never Let Me Go", "So Tender", and "Moon & Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and light wear.)

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Keith JarrettWorks ... CD
ECM, 1985. Used ... $2.99 4.99
Includes the songs "Country", "Ritooria", "The Journey Home", "Staircase (Part II)", "String Quartet (2nd Movement)", "Invocations (Recognition)", and "Nagoya (Part II B)". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnetteInside Out – Recorded Live In London ... CD
ECM, 2000. Used ... $5.99
Keith Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on double bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. CD
(Includes slicpase.)

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Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnetteWhisper Not ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Tracks include "Bouncing With Bud", "Groovin High", "Whisper Not", "Round Midnight", and "Poinciana". CD
(Includes slipcase! Mark through barcode.)

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Jazz Composers OrchestraJazz Composers Orchestra ... CD
JCOA/ECM (Germany), 1968. Used ... $13.99 16.99
A seminal album – a late 60s classic meeting of the brain trust of the avant garde jazz scene in New York, recorded for the young JCOA label – and put forth as one of their early attempts to prove that musicians could be in charge of the means of production! Michael Mantler provided the core composition, and directs the group – but the lineup is a who's who of forces who'd record for ESP, Impulse, and other labels – with bold solos from Don Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Larry Coryell on guitar, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Cecil Taylor on piano, and Pharoah Sanders on tenor – in a larger lineup of players who also include Steve Marcus, Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Alan Silva, Carla Bley, Beaver Harris, Charles Davis, Robert Northern, Kent Carter, and many other key avant musicians! Titles include "Communications 8", "Communications 9", "Communications 10", and "Communications 11".' CD
(Out of print.)

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Marc JohnsonOverpass ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2021. Used ... $11.99
One of the most fantastic records we've heard from bassist Marc Johnson in years – a wonderful solo set that not only furthers Johnson's legacy as a musician, but also ties it to the larger ECM Records tradition – but without having Marc just swim in the same waters as his labelmates! Johnson's bass sounds very different here – a sense of tone that's very low and moody – which is obvious, for a bass, but with a very particular quality that sets the record apart from other efforts of this nature – as does some of the material on the set, which features a few well-chosen remakes that link Johnson's experiments with a longer history of jazz. These include versions of "Love Theme From Spartacus", "Nardis", and "Freedom Jazz Dance" – alongside other tunes that include "Yin & Yang", "Samurai Fly", "Life Of Pai", and "And Strike Each Tuneful String". CD

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Eleni KaraindrouConcert In Athens ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2013. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Eleni KaraindrouSuspended Step Of The Stork ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1991. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $79.99
Composed for the film by Theo Angelopoulos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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Steve KuhnMotility ... LP
ECM, 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
With Steve Slagle on soprano, alto, and flute, Harvie Swartz on bass, and Michael Smith on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Art Lande & Jan GarbarekRed Lanta ... LP
ECM, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A standout moment from pianist Art Lande – maybe his best-remembered date for the ECM label – in part because the record features wonderful work from Jan Garbarek on flute, soprano, and bass saxophone! The simple duet mode is a bit different here than on other ECM dates – as Lande can sometimes have a fuller approach to the keyboard, which is best echoed by Garbarek on flute – which he blows with a tone that is lean, but surprisingly biting, even when melodic. And although Jan blows other horns on the date, the record seems to be an especially great showcase for his flute – on titles that include "Waltz For A", "Quintennaisance", "Awakening Midweek", "Miss Fortune", and "Cherifen Dream Of Renate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes ECM inner sleeve.)

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Sinikka LangelandStarflowers ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2007. Used ... $9.99
Sinikka Langeland on vocals & kantele, Arve Henriksen on trumpet, Trygve Seim on tenor & soprano sax, Anders Jormin on double bass & Markku Ounaskari on percussion. CD
(Includes slipcase with a mark through the barcode.)

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Charles LloydCall ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... $5.99
Quite a bit different than the famous Charles Lloyd work of the 60s – but a nicely introspective session that showcases his quieter sounds of later years! The date was recorded in Oslo, with a relatively laidback feel – by a quartet that features Lloyd on tenor, Bobo Stenson on piano, Anders Jorman on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – all players who really get some of their own space and time for expression on the record, working with Lloyd more in the sense of a small cadre of co-mingled players, rather than the structure of a traditional combo. Titles include "Imke", "Song", "Dwija", "Glimpse", "Nocturne", and "The Blessing". CD

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Charles LloydCanto ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1997. Used ... $8.99
Charles Lloyd on tenor saxophone and Tibetan oboe, Bobo Stenson on piano, Anders Jormin on double bass, and Bill Hart on drums. CD
(Slipcover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydNotes From Big Sur ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1992. Used ... $4.99
Charles Lloyd on tenor saxophone, Bob Stenson on piano, Anders Jormin on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles LloydSangam ... CD
ECM, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Features Charles Lloyd on reeds, flutes, piano, and percussion – with additional percussion from Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and clear promotional sticker on jewel case cover.)

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Charles Lloyd & Billy HigginsWhich Way Is East ... CD
ECM, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Charles Lloyd plays tenor and alto saxophone, bass, alto and C flute, piano, taragato, Tibetan oboe, percussion, and maracas – accompanied by =Billy Higgins on drums, guitar, guimbri, strings, percussion, and vocals. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Joe Lovano/Marilyn Crispell/Carmen CastaldiOur Daily Bread ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2023. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
The third album from this wonderfully well-matched trio – Joe Lovano's Tapestry Trio group, with superb work on piano from Marilyn Crispell and drums and bells from Carmen Castaldi! All three players are working together here as one – mentally tied to each other, with a sense that allows for sonic properties we never would have guessed in a Joe Lovano record from years back – and which also marks new territory for Crispell, too – as she's resonating strongly with the others in ways that are different than some of her more freewheeling improv work. Tunes are still open and full of freedom, but in a cohesive way – as Joe blows tenor and tarogato, on tunes that include "All Twelve", "One For Charlie", "Crystal Ball", "RhythmSpirit", "The Power Of Three", and "Grace Notes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael MantlerMany Have No Speech ... CD
Watt/ECM (Germany), 1987. Used ... $8.99
Michael Mantler on trumpet – with Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, accompanied by Rick Fenn on guitar, and Jack Bruce, Robert Wyatt and Marianne Faithfull on vocals! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Many Have No Speech ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Michael MantlerMany Have No Speech ... LP
Watt/ECM (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Featuring Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, and Robert Wyatt on vocals, led by Mantler on trumpet and Rick Fenn on guitar, with backing by the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra conducted by Peter Kragerup. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet and Watt insert.)
Also available Many Have No Speech ... CD 8.99

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Pat MethenyAmerican Garage ... LP
ECM, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 – just a magical blend of acoustic and electric sounds, touched with those mystical notes that seem to flow effortlessly from the hands of keyboardist Lyle Mays. Titles include "The Epic", "American Garage", "Cross The Heartland", "Airstream", and "The Search". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat MethenyAs Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ... CD
ECM, 1981. Used ... $9.99
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 together with some sublime ECM production by Manfred Eicher, who's really got "the sound" in full effect here, pillowtizing all the instrumentation into wonderful washes of color and tone. The standout track is the 20 minute epic "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" – and other tunes include "It's For You", "Estupenda Graca", and "Ozark". CD

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Pat MethenyFirst Circle ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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 Brazilian fusion style – but he takes that approach, dismantles it, pulls out the best elements – and extrapolates them into a sound that's uniquely his own. Wordless vocals slide out on a few numbers, while guitar and keys sing alongside earthier percussion – in a style that's extremely evocative, and shows that even riding the top of his own success, Metheny was still more than willing to bring in new modes. Titles include "If I Could", "Forward March", "Yolanda, You Learn", "End Of The Game", and "Mas Alla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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✨✧ Pat MethenyOfframp ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Early West German pressing.)
Also available
Offramp ... LP 14.99
Offramp ... LP 17.99

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Pat MethenyOfframp ... LP
ECM, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)
Also available Offramp ... LP 17.99

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Pat MethenyOfframp ... LP
ECM (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Offramp ... LP 14.99

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Pat MethenyRarum IX – Selected Recordings 1975 to 1984 ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $9.99
Features recordings from the Pat Metheny Group, 80/81 Ensemble, and small ensembles with Jaco Pastorius and Charlie Haden. Tracks include "New Chautauqua", "Are You Going With Me", "Phase Dance", "Lonely Woman", and "First Circle". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stephan MicusOn The Wing ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2006. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Stephan MicusTo The Evening Child ... CD
ECM, 1992. Used ... $7.99
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
(Tape along spine.)

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Meredith Monk/Ursula Oppens/Bruce BrubakerPiano Songs ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... $9.99
Meredith Monk is best known as a composer for voice – and a performer as well – but this wonderful set focuses on her music for piano – an instrumental setting that's every bit as haunting as her singing! The songs are often built around two piano lines – played by Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker – often with one line building a rhythmically melodic progression, similar to the minimalist instrumentation in Monk's vocal works – while the other piano takes off in a more expressive flight that recalls the sublime sound of Meredith when she vocalizes. The music is every bit as haunting as Monk's first few ECM records back in the 80s – albums we still treasure today – and titles include "Ellis Island", "Folkdance", "Urban March", "Window In 7s", "Totentanz", "Phantom Waltz", and "Obsolete Objects". CD

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Paul MotianTime & Time Again ... CD
ECM, 2007. Used ... $12.99
With Bill Frisell on guitar and Joe Lovano on tenor sax! CD
(BMG direct pressing.)

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Paul Motian/Chris Potter/Jason MoranLost In A Dream ... CD
ECM, 2010. Used ... $11.99
A stellar live jazz trio effort led by drummer Paul Motian – and what a trio he leads, with Chris Potter on tenor sax and the always wonderful Jason Moran on piano – one of the better new ECM albums in years! The material was captured in February of '09 at the Village Vanguard, NYC – with frequent collaborators Motian & Potter working exceptionally well with Moran, which we'd have had to expect given Moran's versatility and respect for his peers and inspirations. Most of the material here keeps you rapt in loose, delicate and quiet inteplay with some more feverish solos and mostly Motian compositions. Titles include "Mode VI", "Casino", "Lost In A Dream", "Blue Midnight", "Be Careful It's My Heart", "Birdsong", "Ten", "Abacus" and "Cathedral Song". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Annette PeacockAcrobat's Heart ... CD
ECM, 2000. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Barre PhillipsThree Day Moon ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Beautiful bass from Barre Phillips – with Terje Rypdal on guitar and organ, Dieter Feichtner on keyboards, and Trilok Gurtu on tabla and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, some surface wear, and yellowing from age.)

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Plummer/Cornysh/Lambe/SherynghamTranseamus – English Carols & Motets – Hilliard Ensemble ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Chris Potter OrchestraDreamer Is The Dream ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2017. Used ... $9.99
A record with an evocative title, and one that seems to bring out an even more evocative sound than usual from reedman Chris Potter – who not only blows tenor and soprano sax, but also bass clarinet, ilimba, and flute, as well as adding in some electronics too! Yet these other elements are never gimmicky at all – and the presentation of the music is warmly organic – partly because the other members of the trio give all of Potter's actions a great grounding – with David Virelles on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Marcus Gilmore on drums and percussion. Potter's sharper tone nicely cuts through any moments that might veer towards ECM atmospherics – and titles include "Heart In Hand", "Ilimba", "Yasodhara", "Sonic Anomaly", and "Memory & Desire". CD

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Chris Potter OrchestraImaginary Cities ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Quercus (June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren)Quercus ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
June Tabor on vocals, Iaian Ballamy on saxophones, and Huw Warren on piano. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians ... CD
ECM/Nonesuch, 1978. Used ... $8.99
A groundbreaking set of modal minimal tracks that stands as one of Reich's most popular and accessable works. The music is extremely subtle, and features 18 musicians playing a variety of violins, cellos, clarinets, pianos, marimbas, and vibes – all in short cyclic passages that move in and out in ways that perfectly illustrate Reich's fascination with phase progressions in modern music. CD
 
 
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