Ecm 2005

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 726 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1926/27, 476 7291 | Time: 02:11:18

Gidon Kremer has again recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of Bach and while his facility and technical grace are intact, in this recording he appears to have been deeply influenced by his time with the moderns (Adams, Pärt, Schnittke, Piazzola, Glass, et al). For this listener it seems that studying and performing these contemporary composers' manipulation of sound and instrumental scope has enriched Kremer's thought about the perfection of Bach. Not everyone will agree with Kremer's approach to these works on this new recording, but for those who know Bach's solo violin pieces there are pleasures in store. Remaining technically suave and with a luxuriant tone, Kremer seems to be communicating with the psychological Bach, offering different tempi and more soulful approaches than those of his colleagues. The results are mesmerizing. Highly recommended.

Iro Haarla - Northbound (2005)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 15, 2015
Iro Haarla - Northbound (2005)

Iro Haarla - Northbound (2005)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 77:20 min | 179 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Iro Haarla may not be particularly well-known, but the Finnish pianist/harpist's influence has been felt by anyone familiar with the work of her late husband, drummer Edward Vesala. According to saxophonist Trygve Seim—who not only played with Vesala towards the end of his life, but is also part of Haarla's quintet on her ECM debut, Northbound—Haarla was an uncredited co-composer on many of Vesala's compositions.
John Holloway, Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Francesco Maria Veracini: Sonatas (2005)

John Holloway, Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Francesco Maria Veracini: Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:01 | 372 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 1889

After decades during which the unaccompanied violin sonatas and partitas of Bach stood alone, regarded by all but specialists as rather freakish musical occurrences, recent years have seen a growth of interest in the virtuoso violin repertory of the Baroque. Composers like Biber, Pisendel, and Tartini have all shown up with increasing frequency on concert programs and recordings.

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 7, 2017
Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1931
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Bass

The liner notes for Barry Guy's extended composition/improvisation Folio (a printer's term for a piece of paper folded in half to create four pages) refer extensively to Nikolai Evreinov's 1912 play The Theatre of the Soul, in which three aspects of the soul are introduced by a pretentious professor who claims the Self as Trinity: Rational, Emotional, and Eternal (or subconscious). Performed a scant five years before the Russian Revolution and simultaneously as Freud's big exposition of the Id, the Ego, and the Superego, the play is one of those moments where history seems to be suggesting bits and pieces of itself. What that all has to with Guy's piece is ponderous at best and known only to Guy. Even Brian Lynch's liner essay is speculative and academic.
Bobo Stenson / Anders Jormin / Paul Motian - Goodbye (2005) {ECM 1904}

Bobo Stenson / Anders Jormin / Paul Motian - Goodbye (2005) {ECM 1904}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 340MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 185MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz

Goodbye is one of, if not the most expansive and diverse collections pianist Bobo Stenson has ever released. This is his first ECM release in five years. Paul Motian takes over the drum chair vacated by Jon Christensen, and his shimmering, deep listening and subtlety add to the excellence and sheer quiet beauty of this recording. Goodbye is more a recording of songs than jazz pieces – at least in a traditional sense. This trio doesn't swing, they play, they slowly dance through the lyric pieces found here.

Jimmy Giuffre - Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 {2CD ECM 1438/39 rel 1992}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 19, 2018
Jimmy Giuffre - Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 {2CD ECM 1438/39 rel 1992}

Jimmy Giuffre - Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 {2CD ECM 1438/39 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 379 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 215 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1992 ECM Records | ECM 1438/39
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Modal Music / Third Stream / Clarinet

This reissue of Fusion and Thesis, the two albums the new Jimmy Giuffre 3 made in 1961, prior to their breakthrough and breakup in 1962, is nothing short of a revelation musically. Originally produced by Creed Taylor, who was still respectable back then, the two LPs have been complete remixed and remastered by ECM proprietor and chief producer Manfred Eicher and Jean Philippe Allard and contain complete material from both sessions resulting in one new track on Fusion and three more on Thesis.

Masqualero - Aero (1988) {ECM 1367}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 18, 2018
Masqualero - Aero (1988) {ECM 1367}

Masqualero - Aero (1988) {ECM 1367}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 215MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Arild Andersen found one of his clearest avenues of expression with Masqualero, a group that brought him notably together with trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, saxophonist Tore Brunborg, and drummer Jon Christensen. On Aero, the group’s second album for ECM, he is joined also by Frode Alnaes, whose looming drones ebb and flow throughout the title opener, which seems to materialize out of nothing into a looming figure of delicate comportment and elegant mind. It is this figure whose footsteps Andersen articulates. In “Science” this figure shows us it can dance, fashioning a partner out of snatches of rain and cloud, autumn and snowdrift. The confidence of that stride is expressed in the superb dynamic contrasts of the band, only to be unraveled through Brunborg’s platonic soprano into a sonorous vulnerability.

Masqualero - Re-Enter (1991) {ECM 1437}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 18, 2018
Masqualero - Re-Enter (1991) {ECM 1437}

Masqualero - Re-Enter (1991) {ECM 1437}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 220MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 104MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Three years after leading Aero, Arild Andersen’s Masqualero outfit—by now a quartet with Jon Christensen on drums, Tore Brunborg on saxophones, and Nils Petter Molvaer on trumpet—returned to ECM’s Rainbow Studio with a solid follow-up. On this outing the band seems most comfortable in its shoes, and uses that confidence to travel more abstract avenues of expression. The strident opening statement in the title cut is a case in point, for its conventions quickly slide down a banister of drums into a groovy bass line, mere preamble to some wild conversation between Molv?r and Brunborg, who rock that fulcrum with unrelenting conviction.

Jan Garbarek - Legend Of The Seven Dreams (1988) {ECM 1381}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 15, 2018
Jan Garbarek - Legend Of The Seven Dreams (1988) {ECM 1381}

Jan Garbarek - Legend Of The Seven Dreams (1988) {ECM 1381}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Though in step with its time, this release suffers from excessive reliance on ambient synthesizers, which litter much of the recording, rendering it only slightly more interesting than many of the Windham Hill new age recordings of the same era. Unfortunate, because the disc opens with strength and gradually peters out by the end. The disc opens with "He Came From the North," which features a melody based on a traditional Lapp joik from the artist's native Norway and progresses into a longer section with an interplay that is both sparse and rhythmic. The sax line here is astonishingly beautiful. The second piece, "Alchuri, the Song Man," a sax and percussion piece, is energetic and lively as well. And from here the energy gradually diminishes. Much can be attributed to popular styles of the time, but this release simply does not stand up to other music of its genre that came later.

VA - ECM: The Story Of Our Listening (2014)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 8, 2018
VA - ECM: The Story Of Our Listening (2014)

VA - ECM: The Story Of Our Listening (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:09:46 | 341 Mb
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Musica Jazz, ECM Records

Since founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher, ECM Records (Edition of Contemporary Music) have released more than 1200 albums in a catalogue that boasts some of the most important artists of the last fifty years. Eicher’s talent for spotting the right artists to record for his label, and the quality of the finished product in terms of recording, production and artwork have transcended the labels initial reputation of having the ‘ECM sound’ to being acknowledged as producing music of exceptional quality in terms of both performance and recorded sound.