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
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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.

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}
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© 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 Trio - Contra La Indecision (2018) {ECM 2582 Official Digital Download}

Bobo Stenson Trio - Contra La Indecisión (2018) {ECM 2582 Official Digital Download}
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© 2018 ECM Records | ECM 2582
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Piano Trio

The great Swedish trio of Bobo Stenson takes a stand against indecision in a decisively beautiful new album. As ever, the trio draws upon a wide range of source materials. A yearning title song by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez, Bartók’s adaptation of a Slovak folk song, a piece from Mompou’s Cançons I Danses collection, and Erik Satie’s Elégie are integrated into the programme, alongside original compositions by Stenson and Anders Jormin and group improvising. So strong is the group’s character and the musical identity of each of its members that the integration of this material always feels organic and logical. Stenson’s lyrical touch, Jormin’s folk-flavoured arco bass and Jon Fält’s flickering, textural drumming are all well-displayed on Contra la indecision, the trio’s first new recording in six years. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album was recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI studio in May 2017.
Thomas Stronen & Time Is A Blind Guide - Lucus (2018) {ECM 2576 Official Digital Download}

Thomas Strønen & Time Is A Blind Guide - Lucus (2018) {ECM 2576 Official Digital Download}
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© 2018 ECM Records | ECM 2576
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Drums

Norwegian drummer/composer Thomas Strønen presents a revised edition of his acoustic collective Time Is A Blind Guide, now trimmed to quintet size, and with a new pianist in Wakayama-born Ayumi Tanaka. Tanaka has spoken of seeking associative connections between Japan and Norway in her improvising, a tendency Strønen seems to be encouraging with his space-conscious writing for the ensemble, letting in more light. As on the group’s eponymously-titled and critically-lauded debut album there are excellent contributions from the string players – the quintet effectively contains both a string trio and a piano trio – and Manfred Eicher’s production brings out all the fine detail in the grain of the collective sound and the halo of its overtones, captured in the famously-responsive acoustic of Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo in March 2017.
Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts - Piano Solo (1976) {6CD Set Japanese 1st Press ECM J00J 20375/80 rel 1990}

Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts - Piano Solo (1976) {6CD Set Japanese 1st Press ECM J00J 20375/80 rel 1990}
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© 1976, 1990 ECM Records Japan | J00J 20375/80
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This gargantuan package – a ten-LP set now compressed into a chunky six-CD box – once was derided as the ultimate ego trip, probably by many who didn't take the time to hear it all. You have to go back to Art Tatum's solo records for Norman Granz in the '50s to find another large single outpouring of solo jazz piano like this, all of it improvised on the wing before five Japanese audiences in Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Sapporo. Yet the miracle is how consistently good much of this giant box is.
John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

John Abercrombie – Characters
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Label: ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any jazz-fusion music collection
I'm afraid I cannot discuss this album in terms of "meribolant soul melodies" or such, but if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxed solo album from one of the top jazz guitarists, CHARACTERS might be just right for you.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Holon (2008) {ECM 2049}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 8, 2018
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Holon (2008) {ECM 2049}

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Holon (2008) {ECM 2049}
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© 2008 ECM Records | ECM 2049
Jazz / Modern Creative / Mystical Minimalism / Post Minimalism / Piano

Pianist Nik Bärtsch's Zurich quintet Ronin has released a handful of recordings, but Holon is only the second released in the United States. When Stoa was issued in 2006, it was like this startling blast of air. Was it jazz? Was it minimalist classical music? Was it acoustic techno? Bärtsch calls it "zen funk." OK, fair enough, but in actuality, while it bears traces and borrows elements from all of the aforementioned genres, Ronin is its own animal, its own sound, its own complex yet utterly accessible musical identity or, better, brand. They have toured relentlessly all over the world, and as a result, this quintet is not only well seasoned, but also it has taken the music up the ladder a couple of rungs.

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 5, 2017
Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The 2010 ECM album Purcor - Songs for Saxophone and Piano features tenor/soprano saxophonist Trygve Seim and pianist Andreas Utnem dueting on various original and traditional compositions. Although this is the first time the two musicians have recorded together, their partnership extends back to the mid-'90s when Utnem, working with Norway's Church City Mission foundation, invited Seim to perform with him at several church services. Choosing from a mix of liturgical compositions for mass and some original pieces, Utnem then played in his own classical- and jazz-based style while Seim improvised around him. The result, as heard on this album, is a kind of hybrid of classical, jazz, and folk styles fits nicely into the softly introspective, and cerebral ECM approach.
Jan Garbarek - It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice (1985) {ECM 1294}

Jan Garbarek - It's OK To Listen To The Gray Voice (1985) {ECM 1294}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Here Garbarek is approaching the extremes of his style, appearing once again with the Jan Garbarek Group. He has his usual stark, meditative pieces, interspersed with some cutting-edge work, occasionally spinning just enough out of control to be exciting. And in other places he ventures headlong into the syrupy fields of Kenny G.-land. All pieces on this record are titled after quotes from poems by Tomas Transtromer, and though the actual connection to these poems remains tenuous at best, they do add a provocative element to the pieces themselves, which beg for at least some programmatic interpretation. Excellent bass work by Eberhard Weber, particularly on the more avant-garde pieces (e.g., "The Crossing Place" and "One Day in March I Go Down to the Sea and Listen"). Multi-instrumentalist David Torn is primarily responsible for the more aggressive edge this record takes.