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Lester BowieAll The Magic/One & Only ... CD
ECM, 1983. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
Two great settings for this Art Ensemble trumpeter – The One & Only is a solo set, and All The Magic features bowie with Ari Brown on tenor and soprano sax, Art Matthews on piano, Fred Williams on bass, Phil Wilson on drums, and both Fontella Bass and David Peaston on vocals! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jakob BroBay Of Rainbows ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. Used ... $12.99
The title's a great one for this album by guitarist Jakob Bro – as his sense of sound is often so full of colors, it's easy to imagine the place named in the title! Although Bro's also got maybe more emphasis on the bluer side of the spectrum in his music – not as in blues, but in the more melancholy modes that sometimes seem to fit just right in the ECM approach – a mode that has Bro maybe emerging as one of the label's strongest proponents in recent years! The set was recorded live, but with a very intimate feel – the airy, open guitar of Bro given subtle support from Thomas Morgan on bass and Joey Baron on drums – on titles that include "Mild", "Red Hook", "Copenhagen", "Dug", and "Evening Song". CD

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Chick CoreaChildren's Songs ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99
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. The CD also features one slightly longer track – "Addendum" – which has Corea's piano with violin and cello. CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the "Forever Chick Corea" collection!)

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✨✧ Chick CoreaPiano Improvisation Vol 1 ... CD
ECM, 1971. Used ... $7.99
Chick Corea's almost borrowing a page from the ECM book of Keith Jarrett here – working in a solo acoustic piano mode that's incredibly fluid and free – filled with warm touches that stand in really stark contrast to his more avant-leaning keyboard styles of a few years before! The tunes are often built around a simple structure, but are extremely compelling – themes that often have the bracing humanity of some of Corea's first work on the Return To Forever records, even though they're served up here in spare solo piano versions. Titles include the extended "Where Are You Now" suite, plus "Noon Song", "Song For Sally", "Ballad For Anna", and "Song Of The Wind". CD

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✨✧ Chick CoreaPiano Improvisations Vol 1 ... LP
ECM, 1971. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A really beautiful record – filled with sublime short solo pieces from Chick Corea – small songs filled with warmth and joy! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Label has a name in pen. Cover has a name in pen, wear, and aging.)
Also available Piano Improvisation Vol 1 ... CD 7.99

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Chick CoreaSeptet ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
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". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the "Forever Chick Corea" collection!)

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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

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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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matt GarrisonIn Movement ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2016. Used ... $14.99
A record of darkly brooding sounds from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a trio date, but one that's way more than any trio session you might expect – and definitely part of the great legacy of creative sounds that Jack has given us over the years! The lineup features Matthew Garrison on bass and electronics, and Ravi Coltrane on tenor, soprano, and sopranino sax – working together in textures of sounds that really benefit from DeJohnette's open conception of rhythm, as the group creates lots of textures and tones. Coltrane's sound grounds the whole thing with some soulful currents – and titles include a take on John Coltrane's "Alabama", which nicely sets up the excellent originals "In Movement" and "Two Jimmys" – the former a great showcase for Ravi's solos and the latter doing the same trick for Garrison's sly, almost sinister bass groove. Other titles include a shadowy take on Earth Wind & Fire's "Serpentine Fire", plus "Blue In Green", "Lydia", "Rashied", and "Soulful Ballad". CD

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Peter Erskine/Palle Danielsson/John TaylorAs It Is ... CD
ECM, 1995. Used ... $9.99
Lovely, melodic material – done in a more nuanced, lyrical realm than you might expect from the drummer Erskine if you're mostly familiar with him from Weather Report. His intuitive interplay with bassist Palle Daniesson is great, but the pianist John Taylor deserves a ton of credit for the mood here – especially on his own compositions, which are arguably the heart and soul of the trio's work together. Tracks include "Glebe Ascending", "Episode", "Esperanca", and "Au Contraire". CD
(Out of print.)

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Peter Erskine/Palle Danielsson/John TaylorYou Never Know ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... $11.99
Features Peter Erskine on drums – in a trio with John Taylor on piano and Palle Danielsson on bass! CD
(Out of print.)

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Fly (Mark Turner/Larry Grenadier/Jeff Ballard)Sky & Country ... CD
ECM, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Mark Turner on tenor and soprano saxophones, Larry Grenadier on double bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums. CD

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Michael FormanekRub & Spare Change ... CD
ECM, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Features Tim Berne on alto and Craig Taborn on piano! CD

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Egberto GismontiDanca Das Cabecas ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1977. Used ... $11.99
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime percussion touches from Nana Vasconcelos, whose organic quality on berimbau and other instruments really brings out a sense of nature in Gismonti's music. The sounds here are as wonderfully understated as previous Gismonti records were powerful – and there's no vocals or other instrumentation, but the record seems to have the same power as some of Egberto's more direct music. Titles include "Porta Encantada", "Quarto Mundo #2", "Aguas Luminosas", "Danca Solitaria", and "Tango". CD

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Egberto GismontiZig Zag ... CD
ECM, 1996. Used ... $11.99
With Egberto Gismonti on guitars and piano, Nando Carneiro on guitar and synth, and Zeca Assumpcao on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave HollandPrime Directive ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Dave HollandWhat Goes Around ... CD
ECM, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A large group session from bassist and leader Dave Holland. Features Antonio Hart on alto and flute, Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, Duane Eubanks on guitar, and Steve Nelson on vibes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Holland QuintetNot for Nothin' ... CD
ECM, 2001. Used ... $9.99
Features Dave Holland on bass, Chris Potter on saxophones, Robin Eubanks on trombone, and Billy Kilson on drums. CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ JanacekLeos Janacek – A Recollection – In The Mist/Piano Sonata 1X 1905/On An Overgrown Path/A Recollection – Andras Schiff ... CD
ECM, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettAt The Blue Note – Saturday, June 4th 1994 1st Set ... CD
ECM, 1994. Used ... $6.99
A record that offers up one slice 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. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "When I Fall In Love", and a version of Jarrett's "Bop Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.99
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

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Keith JarrettCarnegie Hall Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A great live set – with one long improvisation at the start, then a few shorter encores – all solo! CD

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Keith JarrettCreation ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $12.99
Keith Jarrett in his best old school mode – peforming solo piano improvisations, at a level that takes us back to his groundbreaking Koln Concert album of the 70s! The material here is from a recent Jarrett tour – one of the first in many years in the improvisational mode (and maybe one of the last, given the energy needed to sustain the creative brilliance – and features material from 2014 performances in Tokyo, Rome, and Paris – all shorter selections than some of the freewheeling album-length jams Jarrett's youth, but no less captivating overall! There's an introspective quality to the music that makes a great change – a moody vibe that's similar to the Paris album from the previous decade – and the quality of the performance is superb throughout, and still represents our favorite side of Jarrett's many talents. CD

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Keith JarrettFacing You ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A key early moment for Keith Jarrett – his first-ever solo album, recorded in the early 70s for ECM – and the start of a huge legacy of later work! Before this set, Jarrett had recorded some compelling trio material for Atlantic – and he was also exploring more spiritually soulful tones over at Impulse Records too. But this record is something else entirely – a new showcase for his sensitive expressions – the kind of angular, yet poetic lines that sparkled strongly in the trio recordings, yet stand out even more on their own! Tunes are beautifully penned – and titles include "In Front", "Ritooria", "Lalene", "Starbright", "Vapallia", and "Semblence". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettKoln Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey Redman in the early 70s, it's this sort of format that forever put him on the map – long, extended improvised passages on solo piano – played at a level that's still extremely lyrical, tuneful, and thoughtful – quite different than the free jazz waves that were building at the time! And while so many other people copied the style over the years, nobody does it better than Jarrett – especially on this landmark outing for the style. The work is amazing – extremely compelling as little melodies drift in and out of the waves of piano improvisation – without any of the sloppiness of some of Jarrett's imitators, and a surprising sense of soul and direction throughout! CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith JarrettMelody At Night – With You ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... $5.99
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

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Keith JarrettMunich 2016 ... CD
ECM, 2016. Used 2CD ... $14.99
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

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✨✧ Keith JarrettMy Song ... CD
ECM, 1978. Used ... $9.99
With Palle Danielsson on bass, Jon Christensen on drums, and Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax. CD

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Keith JarrettRio ... CD
ECM, 2011. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Keith Jarrett on piano. CD

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✨✧ Keith JarrettSolo Concerts – Bremen Lausanne (3LP Box Set) ... LP
ECM, 1973. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
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
(US pressing. NOTE – Cover has heavy edge wear, with split corners and edges, some missing portions, wide clear tape holding the spine, and a name in marker on front. Labels have some marker.)

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Keith JarrettStandards In Norway ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used ... $8.99
Keith Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Tracks include "All Of You", "Just In Time", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", "Dedicated To You", and "I Hear A Rhapsody". CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith Jarrett & Charlie HadenLast Dance ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... $9.99
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden have been playing together for many decades – growing together in each other's musical lives, and continuing to find rich new ways of expression – even on more subtle sessions like this! The duo take on some of the standards territory that Keith's explored often with a trio – but work together wonderfully without any drums in the mix – as Charlie's bass blocks out these spare, solid spaces that Keith quickly fills with really lovely, lyrical lines on piano! There's not a huge amount of surprises in the record – but that's also what makes the whole thing so strong – as both players could really show off in such an unfettered setting, but instead choose to maturely show their strengths in such a subtle, but really effective way. Titles include "My Ship", "Round Midnight", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Godobye", "Everything Happens To Me", and "My Old Flame". CD

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnetteOut Of Towners ... CD
ECM, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Keith Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnetteTokyo '96 ... CD
ECM, 1996. Used ... $4.99
Keith Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Keith Jarrett/Jan Garbarek/Palle Danielsson/Jon ChristensenSleeper – Tokyo April 16 1979 ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $26.99
A rare slice of ECM Records from the 70s – a previously-unreleased live performance – featuring some of the label's most influential talents of the time! The core energy here comes from the piano of Keith Jarrett and reeds of Jan Garbarek – both musicians whose instruments shaped the sound of the label, and of jazz in general, during this crucial decade in modern music – aided here by Palle Danielsson on bass and Jon Christensen on drums – players with a keen ear for the sorts of rhythms needed to really make the music flow! Tracks are quite long, and in some of the best spirit of Jarrett's work with reeds – yet also warmer than his music with Dewey Redman at the time. Really beautiful throughout – with tracks that include "Personal Mountains", "Innocence", "Chant Of The Soil", "New Dance", "Oasis", "So Tender", and "Prism". CD

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Lee Konitz/Brad Mehldau/Charlie Haden/Paul MotianLive At Birdland ... CD
ECM, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Alto sax and all around jazz legend Lee Konitz playing with a great group of players – drummer Paul Motian, double bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Brad Helhdau – captured live at New York's fabled Birdland, in December of 2009! There's really no need to qualify assessments of Konitz's performance with a note about his age, he simply sounds terrific here on a set that's fairly easygoing in approach, but still quite dexterous! Includes fresh, unique takes on "Loverman", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Solar", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" and "Oleo". CD

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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
(US pressing. Cover has light wear, a cut corner, a small sticker spot and lightly bumped corners.)

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Charles LloydAll My Relations ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1994. Used ... $11.99
Charles Lloyd on saxophone, flute and Chinese oboe, Bob Stenson on piano, Anders Jormin on double bass, and Billy Hart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles LloydMirror ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ... $12.99
Beautiful work from Charles Lloyd – a set of compelling originals mixed with standards, both old and new, performed in a laidback style that really makes the most of his wonderful tone! Lloyd was a player who was great from the start – but in recent years, he seems to have even deepened his sound more strongly – finding notes on the saxophone that few others could match, in ways that are similar to the levels that Archie Shepp hit during his maturing years. The cooled-off setting of the album works perfectly to highlight this great side of Lloyd's talents – and backing is subtle, and handled by the trio of Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Titles include "Caroline No", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Monk's Mood", "Mirror", "Ruby My Dear", "Lift Every Voice & Sing", "Desolation Song", and "Tagi". CD

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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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✨✧ Joe Lovano/Marilyn Crispell/Carmen CastaldiGarden Of Expression ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Joe Lovano is one of those players who only seems to go deeper at a time when he could be taking it easy – really pushing his talents to new territory, and finding ways to evolve the way that he expresses himself! That's definitely the case here, in his second album with the trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano and Carmen Castaldi on drums – a set that's maybe even more open, and more personal than before – with Joe blowing tenor, soprano, and a bit of tarogato – all in an echoey space that seems to amplify every moment and new idea. Crispell is nicely restrained, but manages to do a lot with a little – sometimes in ways that are more gentle than usual – and titles include "Night Creatures", "Dream On That", "Sacred Chant", "Zen Like", "Garden Of Expression", and "Chapel Song". CD
Also available Garden Of Expression ... LP 23.99

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Joe Lovano/Marilyn Crispell/Carmen CastaldiGarden Of Expression ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
Joe Lovano is one of those players who only seems to go deeper at a time when he could be taking it easy – really pushing his talents to new territory, and finding ways to evolve the way that he expresses himself! That's definitely the case here, in his second album with the trio of Marilyn Crispell on piano and Carmen Castaldi on drums – a set that's maybe even more open, and more personal than before – with Joe blowing tenor, soprano, and a bit of tarogato – all in an echoey space that seems to amplify every moment and new idea. Crispell is nicely restrained, but manages to do a lot with a little – sometimes in ways that are more gentle than usual – and titles include "Night Creatures", "Dream On That", "Sacred Chant", "Zen Like", "Garden Of Expression", and "Chapel Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Garden Of Expression ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Joe Lovano/Marilyn Crispell/Carmen CastaldiTrio Tapestry ... CD
ECM, 2019. Used ... $12.99
That's a slightly cheesy cover image for saxophonist Joe Lovano – and maybe for the ECM label, too – but the album is anything but, as Joe's working here with a very hip, very unusual trio that includes the great Marilyn Crispell on piano and Carmen Castaldi on drums! If anything, the album may well be one of Lovano's most avant moments – as he's very open with his sound, yet still manages to sound soulful in all the right ways – and also adds in a bit of tarogato and gongs next to his familiar, long-recorded tenor! Joe's given us so much greatness over the years, it would be easy for him to stick to his comfort zone – but he sounds especially wonderful here when he's really stretching out – with all the inventive energy we've come to love and expect from any record with Crispell's name, and which also has us really appreciating the talents of Carmen Castaldi too. Titles include "One Time In", "Seeds Of Change", "Razzle Dazzle", "Piano/Drum Episode", "Spirit Lake", "Rare Beauty", "Gong Episode", and "The Smiling Dog". CD

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✨✧ Pat MethenyFirst Circle ... LP
ECM, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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 wear.)

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Pat MethenyNew Chautauqua ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A completely solo album from Pat Metheny – but one that still sparkles with the same sort of energy as his fuller group sessions for ECM! At a point when Pat could be content to simply scrawl a few simple lines on the strings of his guitar, he instead does a great job of complicating things here – working with a bit of overdub to explode in fuller sounds that are totally great – played on acoustic and electric guitars, including 6, 12, and 15 stringed versions – as well as a bit of bass. Titles include "Hermitage", "Daybreak", "Sueno Con Mexico", "New Chautauqua", and "Country Poem". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light ringwear and some edge wear.)

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Pat MethenyPat Metheny Group ... LP
ECM, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A near-legendary album from Pat Metheny – the real birth of the "Metheny sound" on record, and a perfect example of the magically fluid groove that he crafted with keyboardist Lyle Mays! The sound here is hard to describe – and even harder when you try to pick out the individual keyboard and guitar bits – because the overall feel of the record is so well wrapped up and lyrically together, yet manages to do so without falling into any too-slick styles or cliched approaches to fusion. We're stunned at how much this one still delights us over the years, and the record still stands as a landmark in its field. Titles include "San Lorenzo", "Phase Dance", "Jaco", "Aprilwind", "Lonejack", and "Apriljoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has wear, aging, and splash stains.)

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Pat MethenyWorks 2 ... CD
ECM, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
With Jaco Pastourus, Bob Moses, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Mike Brecker, Billie Higgins, Eberhard Weber, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Dan Gottlieb & Nana Vasconcelos. CD
(Out of print.)

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Meredith Monk wiht Robert EenFacing North ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1992. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul MotianGarden Of Eden ... CD
ECM, 2006. Used ... $10.99
Features Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby on saxes, Jerome Harris on bass, and Jakob Bro, Ben Monder, and Steve Cardenas on guitars! CD

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Paul MotianTribute ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
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". CD
Also available Tribute ... LP 34.99

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Paul MotianTribute ... LP
ECM, 1975. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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
(German pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and some aging.)
Also available Tribute ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Arvo PartMiserere – Paul Hillier/Hilliard Ensemble/Dennis Russell Davies/Orchester Der Beethovenhalle Bonn ... CD
ECM, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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✨✧ Chris PotterSirens ... CD
ECM, 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Chris Potter on saxophones and bass clarinet, Craig Taborn on piano, David Virelles on prepared piano and celeste, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. CD

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Terje RypdalDescendre ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Classic ECM material from guitarist Terje Rypdal – a set that only features a trio, but which has a wonderfully majestic sound all the way through! Terje plays guitar, keyboards, and flute – somehow finding a moody edge on all three instruments – getting perfect accompaniment from the open drums and percussion of Jon Christensen, and the more pointed work on trumpet from Palle Mikkelborg – who often punctuates the music in a really great way! Mikkelborg seems to be processed at points, and also plays a bit of keyboards – and there's a shifting acoustic/electric vibe to the set that's somewhere in the EG Records territory of Jon Hassell – but more guitar-based overall. Titles include "Circles", "Descendre", "Speil", "Men Of Mystery", "Innnseiling", and "Avskjed". CD

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Terje RypdalTerje Rypdal ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A key early ECM set from guitarist Terje Rypdal – a set that moves him from the territory of his more experimental Bleak House album into the kind of moodily expressive field that made the label such an important showcase for his unusual talents! There's still some psychedelic touches around the edge – but almost in some sort of Miles electric vibe, as Terje's guitar really comes on strong at times – with these bold statements that you might not expect from later years – but mixed with more ECM-styled moments too – all delivered by a superb lineup that includes Jan Garbarek on tenor and flute, Bobo Stenson and Tom Halversen on electric pianos, Arild Andersen on bass, Jon Christensen on drums, and Inger Lise Rypdal on a bit of voice. Terje also plays a bit of flute – and titles include "Keep It Like That Tight", "Rainbow", "Electric Fantasy", "Lontano II", and "Tough Enough". CD

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✨✧ Terje Rypdal & David DarlingEos ... CD
ECM, 1984. Used ... $12.99
With Terje Rypdal on guitar and David Darling on cello – on titles that include "Eos", "Bedtime Story", "Laser", "Light Years", and "Melody". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ShankarVision ... CD
ECM, 1984. Used ... $11.99
With Jan Garbarek on saxes and Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet. CD

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Bobo Stenson TrioCantando ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Features Bobo Stenson on piano, Anders Jormin on bass, and Jon Falt on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ John SurmanInvisible Threads ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. Used ... $9.99
Invisible threads of sound from reedman John Surman – heard here in a group that's got an especially great sound – as it features piano from Nelson Ayres and a mixture of vibes and marimba from Rob Waring! Surman's always great, but he's sometimes got an icier edge on ECM – which is definitely not the case here, as he blows between the ringing tones of the vibes and piano – a really unusual mix for a trio date like this, and one that fills the music with these warm chords that are wonderful. Surman blows soprano, baritone, and bass clarinet – and there seems to be a beautifully equal balance between the players in the creative process – on titles that include "On Still Waters", "Within The Clouds", "Autumn Nocturne", "At First Sight", "The Admiral", "Pitanga Pitomba", "Summer Song", and "Stoke Damerel". CD

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David TornOnly Sky ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $9.99
Features David Torn on guitar and electric oud. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Ralph TownerSolo Concert ... LP
ECM, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
A set that's exactly what it promises in the title – a solo set from guitarist Ralph Towner – but also a record that stands as a perfect demonstration of all the really special elements that Towner brings to his sound! Ralph plays both classical and 12 string guitar on the record – instruments that are usually used in fast, virtuosic frenzy – and while Towner is clearly a skilled player, he makes more unique sounds from the guitars by using them in a more open, spacious sort of way – still running up and down the full range of tonal possibilities, but with a pacing and thoughtfulness that really makes him stand out from the rest. Titles include "Nardis", "Zoetrope", "Chelsea Courtyard", "Ralph's Piano Waltz", and "Spirit Lake". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and lightly bent corners.)

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Colin Vallon TrioDanse ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2017. Used ... $9.99
Colin Vallon on piano, Patrice Moret on double bass, and Julian Sartorius on drums. CD
(Mark through slipcover barcode.)

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Marcin WasilewskiJanuary ... CD
ECM, 2007. Used ... $6.99
Features Marcin Wasilewski on piano, with Slawomir Kurkiewicz on bass and Michal Miskiewicz on drums. CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Webern/Shostakovich/BurianLangsamer Satz Fur Streichquartett/String Quartet No 8/String Quartet No 4 – Rosamunde Quartett ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Kenny WheelerSongs For Quintet ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $11.99
An album that sits strongly in the long legacy of great recordings Kenny Wheeler has done for ECM – a set of quintet recordings that feature the leader's sublime flugelhorn lines in the company of a very well-matched group! The tunes are airy and open, but never too loose or meandering – and Wheeler's subtle sound has this great way of directing the energy – and getting equally great performances from Stan Sulzman on tenor, John Parricelli on guitar, Chris Laurence on bass, and Martin France on drums. The guitar has an especially great quality – these chromatic elements that serve to really unite the other individual sounds – and all songs are originals by Wheeler, with titles that include "Jigsaw", "Seventy Six", "The Long Waiting", "Canter No 1", "Sly Eyes", and "Nonetheless". CD

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Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland & FrisellAngel Song ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1997. Used ... $9.99
Features Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Lee Kontiz on alto, Dave Holland on bass, and Bill Frisell on electric guitar! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John AbercrombieArcade ... LP
ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp and a bit of marker on the front, and a small name in pen on the back.)

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✨✧ John Abercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnetteGateway 2 ... LP
ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second effort from this trio – with Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on piano and drums, and John Abercrombie on electric and acoustic guitars, and electric mandolin too! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner & Nana VasconcelosIf You Look Far Enough ... CD
ECM, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arild Andersen on bass, Ralph Towner on guitar, Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, and Audun Kleive on snare drum. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gary Burton & Chick CoreaCrystal Silence ... LP
ECM, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Cover is bent at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Gary Burton & Chick CoreaDuet ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a trace of a price sticker, a promo stamp, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Chick Corea/David Holland/Barry AltschulARC (German pressing) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most outside work ever recorded by Chick Corea – a great session from the post-Circle trio that included Barry Altschul on percussion and Dave Holland on bass! The sound here is in a vast space of dark corners, sharp edges, and some slightly warmer moments – similar to some of Chick's other work as a leader before this album, but a bit more stark overall. Although listed with writing credits, most titles have a strongly improvised feel – quite free, especially the piano parts! Titles include "Ballad For Tillie", "Nefertitti", "Vedana", "Thanatos", and "Games". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnette's DirectionsUntitled ... LP
ECM, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Duo GazzanaPoulenc/Walton/Dallapiccola/Schnittke/Silvestrov ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonatas and shorter instrumental works from sisters Natascia Gazzana on violin and Raffella Gazzana on piano – two musicians who are very well-linked in spirit, and really do a great job here with pieces from a variety of composers! The set features a really lovely reading of Francis Poulenc's "Sonata Pour Violon Et Piano" – one of his most intimate works, but one that still has the vibrant sense of color of his larger orchestral compositions. Other compositions include the unusual "Toccata For Violin & Pianoforte" by William Walton, plus "Tartiniana Seconda" by Luigi Dallapiccola, "Suite Im Alten Stil" by Alfred Schnittke, and the haunting "Hommage A JSB" by Valentin Silvestrov. CD

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✨✧ Dave Holland QuintetRazor's Edge ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Holland plays bass, in a group that also includes Steve Coleman on alto, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Robin Eubanks on trombone, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn SoreyUneasy ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful trio work from Vijay Iyer – a set that's got his piano doing equal time with the drums of Tyshawn Sorey and bass of Linda May Han Oh – all at a level that reminds us why we first fell in love with Iyer's music many years back! The set's a return to the kind of records that really has Vijay reshaping the role of the trio in jazz – with every player rhythmic at once, but still also finding melodic moments together too – breaking down conventional structures, but never in a way that's free jazz either – just boldly, lyrically leaping towards the future! Titles include "Children Of Flint", "Touba", "Entrustment", "Configurations", "Uneasy", "Drummer's Song", and "Augury". CD

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett TrioSomewhere ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Exactly the sort of recording to remind us why the Keith Jarrett Trio has been such an important force in jazz during the past few decades – a popular group, yet one that still retains all its heart and edge as well! The lineup is way more than the piano of the leader – as bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette each provide a crucial third of the group's energy – and, if anything, their presence really helps give a focus to Jarrett's always-inventive sounds on piano – still able to fly as freely as on his own solo recordings, but in different shapes, tones, and rhythmic pulses – an approach that's often especially illuminating when the trio takes on standards. The tracks here are mostly in that mode, but handled in very fresh ways – and the set was recorded live in Luzern, with tracks that include "Deep Space", "Solar", "I Thought About You", "Somewhere", "Everywhere Tonight", and "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea". CD

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden/Paul MotianHamburg 72 ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Never-heard music from the great Keith Jarrett – a beautifully-recorded concert performance from 1972, and one that draws together so many wonderful strands of his music at the time! The date's a trio one, but has a feel that's quite different than some of the more famous trio dates that Keith would record for ECM in later years – no standards here, just original tunes – and a very free-flowing lineup that has Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Jarrett himself playing a fair bit of flute, soprano sax, and percussion – in addition to his usual piano! That use of multiple instruments echoes some of Jarrett's music for Atlantic or Columbia, but with a bit more focus too – a vibe that really ties together Keith's earlier trio recordings and his early 70s experiments on Impulse – but with a very different feel here. The whole thing's very spiritual, and while there are some echoes of the freer Jarrett piano live dates to come, the structure is what really makes the whole thing great – on titles that include "Rainbow", "Everything That Lives Laments", "Piece For Ornette", "Song For Che", and "Take Me Back". An instant ECM classic! CD

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✨✧ Marc JohnsonBass Desires ... CD
ECM, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the leading lights of the ECM Records scene in the early 80s – bassist Marc Johnson, working here with his successful Bass Desires group! The lineup features some wonderful interplay on stringed instruments – Johnson's bass, and guitars from both John Scofield and Bill Frisell, the later of whom also plays a bit of guitar synthesizer, in very ECM-shaped lines. Drums are from Peter Erskine, who's well-heard when the moment allows – and titles include "Samurai Hee Haw", "Mojo Highway", "Thanks Again", "Bass Desires", and "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydNotes From Big Sur ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charles Lloyd on tenor saxophone, Bob Stetson on piano, Anders Jormin on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Bennie MaupinJewel In The Lotus ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most earthy, organic offerings of the Herbie Hancock scene of the 70s – a session that's led by Headhunter reedman Bennie Maupin, and which also features Herbie on acoustic and electric piano – all in a sound that's quite different from his own work of the time! The tracks here have a very spacious, slow-building approach – a sound that's often quite stark at times, and not nearly as funky or soul-directed as you might expect. Maupin shows incredible sensitivity in his way of putting together a tune – letting things come together quite naturally, almost with the botanical quality you might expect from the title. Other players include Buster Williams on bass, Freddie Waits and Billy Hart on drums, Bill Summers on percussion, and Charles Sullivan on trumpet – all used quite spaciously and sparingly. Titles include "Esenada", "Mappo", "Excursion", "Past Is Past", "The Jewel In The Lotus", and "Song For Tracie Dixon Summers". CD

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✨✧ Enrico Rava/Dino Saluzzi QuintetVolver ... CD
ECM, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The lofty trumpet of Enrico Rava is a perfect match for Dino Saluzzi's wonderfully airy performances on bandoneon – and this record is one of the lost gems of late 80s ECM. The sound definitely has that "bordering on wallpaper" feel fo a lot of the ECM work from the time, but Saluzzi's bandoneon has a breathy emotive quality that works against the usual formula, and Rava's solos help the entire project along tremendously. Titles include "Le But De Souffle", "Minguito", "Luna Volver", and "Tiempos De Ausencias". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terje RypdalWhenever I Seem To Be Far Away ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic early record by one of the true guitar geniuses of the 70s – and a set that shows why even at ECM, Terje Rypdal could still sound unlike anybody else in his generation! Side one features a quintet working through two very striking tunes – a bit noisy and funky at times, atmospheric at others – filled with freaky lines from Rypdal on guitar! Other players include Pete Knutsen on mellotron and electric piano, Odd Ulleberg on French horn, Sveinung Hovensjo on basses, and Jon Christensen on percussion – and the group plays the tunes "Silver Bird Is Heading For The Sun" and "The Hunt". Side two features a very different mode – the title track "Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away" – billed as an "image for electric guitar, strings, oboe, and clarinet"! Rypdal's guitar is mixed with work from members of the Sudfunk Symphony – and the 17 minute track is a masterful showcase not just for Terje's guitar, but also for his large conceptions of music. CD

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✨✧ ShankarMRCS ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Takemitsu/Hindemith/Janacek/SilvestrovFive Pieces/Distance De Fee/Sonata In E/Sonata – Duo Gazzana ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Instrumental works from sisters Natascia Gazzana on violin and Raffella Gazzana on piano – two musicians who are very well-linked in spirit, and really do a great job here with pieces from a variety of composers! CD

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✨✧ Eberhard Weber ColoursSilent Feet ... LP
ECM, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Eberhard Weber on bass, Charlie Mariano on flute and soprano sax, Rainer Bruninghaus on piano and keyboards, and John Marshall on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland & FrisellAngel Song ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Lee Kontiz on alto, Dave Holland on bass, and Bill Frisell on electric guitar! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)
Also available Angel Song ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoFull Force ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve SwallowLife Goes On ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Egberto GismontiWorks ... CD
ECM, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ HandelSuites For Keyboard – Suites I Nos 1, 2, 4 & 8/Suite II No 7/Suite In G Minor/Suite In D Minor – Keith Jarrett ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettAt The Blue Note – The Complete Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1995. Used 6 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettKoln Concert ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey Redman in the early 70s, it's this sort of format that forever put him on the map – long, extended improvised passages on solo piano – played at a level that's still extremely lyrical, tuneful, and thoughtful – quite different than the free jazz waves that were building at the time! And while so many other people copied the style over the years, nobody does it better than Jarrett – especially on this landmark outing for the style. The work is amazing – extremely compelling as little melodies drift in and out of the waves of piano improvisation – without any of the sloppiness of some of Jarrett's imitators, and a surprising sense of soul and direction throughout! CD

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✨✧ Keith JarrettKoln Concert ... LP
ECM, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey Redman in the early 70s, it's this sort of format that forever put him on the map – long, extended improvised passages on solo piano – played at a level that's still extremely lyrical, tuneful, and thoughtful – quite different than the free jazz waves that were building at the time! And while so many other people copied the style over the years, nobody does it better than Jarrett – especially on this landmark outing for the style. The work is amazing – extremely compelling as little melodies drift in and out of the waves of piano improvisation – without any of the sloppiness of some of Jarrett's imitators, and a surprising sense of soul and direction throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
(US Polydor pressing. Cover has surface wear, aging, and a small rip on the opening.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettTribute ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great early trio moment from Keith Jarrett – a set that steps off some of his previous Standards albums for ECM, but which also has more of a personal flavor as well! The group here is that great combo with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both really open, fluid players who make the music really sparkle alongside Jarrett's piano – offering up tunes that are mostly standards, but in really unique variations! The album's a tribute to key musical heroes – Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and others – but the overall sound is pure Jarrett all the way through, on titles that include "Lover Man", "Solar", "Sun Prayer", "Little Girl Blue", "U Dance", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "All The Things You Are". CD


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✨✧ Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn SoreyUneasy ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful trio work from Vijay Iyer – a set that's got his piano doing equal time with the drums of Tyshawn Sorey and bass of Linda May Han Oh – all at a level that reminds us why we first fell in love with Iyer's music many years back! The set's a return to the kind of records that really has Vijay reshaping the role of the trio in jazz – with every player rhythmic at once, but still also finding melodic moments together too – breaking down conventional structures, but never in a way that's free jazz either – just boldly, lyrically leaping towards the future! Titles include "Children Of Flint", "Touba", "Entrustment", "Configurations", "Uneasy", "Drummer's Song", and "Augury". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith JarrettBudapest Concert ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Budapest Concert ... CD 24.99
 
 
 



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