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Kremerata Baltica - Mieczyslav Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies (2017) [2CDs] {ECM 2538/39}

Kremerata Baltica - Mieczyslav Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies (2017) [2CDs] {ECM 2538/39}
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Genre: Classical

This double album, recorded in Vienna and in Riga in June 2015, includes all four of the chamber symphonies written in the last decade of Polish-born Soviet composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s life, plus a beautiful new arrangement – by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata percussionist Andrey Pushkarev – of the early Piano Quintet of 1944, heard here in a premiere recording. It is a recording which underlines the importance and originality of Weinberg’s music. For Gidon Kremer, “Weinberg has become a source of unlimited inspiration. No other composer has entered my own and Kremerata Baltica’s repertoire and program concepts with such intensity.” Weinberg’s chamber symphonies are Kremer says, “the most personal reflections of a great composer on his own life and his generation, like a diary of the most dramatic period of the 20th century.”
Avishai Cohen - Cross My Palm With Silver (2017) {ECM 2548} [Proper]

Avishai Cohen - Cross My Palm With Silver (2017) {ECM 2548}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

A year after his impressionistic, critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence, trumpeter Avishai Cohen s Cross My Palm With Silver introduces a program of new pieces which put the focus on the ensemble, on teamwork, with a quartet of the highest caliber. The adroit, almost telepathic interplay among the musicians allows Avishai Cohen to soar, making it clear why he is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene. All of these people together are my dream team , says the charismatic trumpeter of fellow players Yonathan Avishai, Barak Mori and Nasheet Waits, who share his sense for daring improvisation and his feeling for structure. I feel we're in a perfect place with the balance. It's open and there s so much room for the improvisation to take the music any place we can.

Kim Kashkashian & Lera Auerbach - Arcanum (2016) {ECM 2375}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 12, 2017
Kim Kashkashian & Lera Auerbach - Arcanum (2016) {ECM 2375}

Kim Kashkashian & Lera Auerbach - Arcanum (2016) {ECM 2375}
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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2375
Classical / Chamber Music / Viola / Piano

Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian, one of the major musical voices of ECM New Series, introduces a new duo with Russian composer-pianist Lera Auerbach. Their first recording together features Auerbach’s viola and piano version of Dmitri Shostakovich’s often playful 24 Preludes op. 34, and Auerbach’s own, darker, sonata for viola and piano, Arcanum. Lera Auerbach says, “Arcanum means ‘mysterious knowledge’, and I was fascinated by the inner voice within each of us, some may call it perhaps intuition, some maybe guided meditation, but there is some knowledge that we have, which we may not necessarily verbalize or rationalize, but that allows us to see the truth, to be guided, to seek answers.” Auerbach wrote her sonata for Kashkashian: “There is a quality of life-or-death-intensity to her performing, which is rare and wonderful.”

Arvo Part - The Deer's Cry - Vox Clamantis (2016) {ECM 2466}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 7, 2017
Arvo Part - The Deer's Cry - Vox Clamantis (2016) {ECM 2466}

Arvo Part - The Deer's Cry - Vox Clamantis (2016) {ECM 2466}
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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM New Series | ECM 2466
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral

The second ECM New Series album to fully showcase pure-toned Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis and its artistic director/conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve is devoted to compositions by their great countryman, Arvo Pärt – whose music has been the most performed globally of any living composer over the past five years. This album – titled The Deer’s Cry after its first track, an incantatory work for a cappella mixed choir – is also the latest in an illustrious line of ECM New Series releases to feature Pärt’s compositions, the very music that inspired Manfred Eicher to establish the New Series imprint in 1984.
Stanley Cowell Trio - Illusion Suite (1972) {ECM Japan POCJ-2793 rel 1999}

Stanley Cowell Trio - Illusion Suite (1972) {ECM Japan POCJ-2793 rel 1999}
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© 1972, 1999 ECM Records | Japan Issue | POCJ-2793
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Six trio selections by the Stanley Cowell Trio, featuring Stanley Clarke on bass and Jimmy Hopps on skins. Elastic and flowing best describe the mellow "Maimoun"; Cowell's crisp keyboarding is determined and feisty, and Clarke's dark, moody bass solo consummates the excursion. Cowell and Clarke display amazing technique on "Ibn Mukhtarr Mustapha," and Hopps' impressionistic drumming is head clearing.
Konstantia Gourzi - Music for Piano and String Quartet (2014) {ECM New Series 2309}

Konstantia Gourzi - Music for Piano and String Quartet (2014) {ECM New Series 2309}
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© ECM Records | ECM New Series 2309
Classical / Contemporary Classical

Athens-born and Munich-based composer Konstantia Gourzi makes her ECM New Series label debut. “What historical voices commingle in the current idiom of a composer whose cultural roots lie in the birthplace of rhetoric, but who emigrated to take a musical apprenticeship in European constructivism?” asks Ingrid Allwardt in the liner notes.

Old And New Dreams - Old And New Dreams (1979) {ECM 1154}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 13, 2017
Old And New Dreams - Old And New Dreams (1979) {ECM 1154}

Old And New Dreams - Old And New Dreams (1979) {ECM 1154}
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© 1979 ECM Records | ECM 1154
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz

The second recording by Old and New Dreams was, like its first from three years earlier, named after the group. Trumpeter Don Cherry, tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell made for a mighty team, performing high-quality free bop in the tradition of the Ornette Coleman Quartet (of which they were all alumni). In addition to two of Ornette's tunes (including a lengthy exploration of "Lonely Woman"), the musicians each contributed an original of their own. Stirring music in a setting that always brought out the best in each of these musicians.

Paul Giger - Alpstein (1991) {ECM 1426]  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 12, 2017
Paul Giger - Alpstein (1991) {ECM 1426]

Paul Giger - Alpstein (1991) {ECM 1426]
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© 1991 ECM Records | ECM 1426
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Chamber Music / Folk Jazz / Violin

Violin virtuoso Paul Giger revisits his roots with this, his second solo recording, Alpstein, which features pieces for violin, saxophone, and percussion based on the folk traditions of the Alpstein region of Switzerland. Three pieces here are entitled "Zäuerli" – named after the sad majestic "natur yodel" tradition of the Outer Rhoden region. These are sweeping and majestic with high harmonic bowstrokes. This recording features the saxophone work of Jan Garbarek and the percussion of Pierre Favre. Both add an incredible warmth to the recording on the pieces they are featured on, most notably "Alpsegen" with its soaring sax lines and manic percussion. Also notable is "Chlauseschuppel," featuring the sounds of cowbells specific to that region. Informative booklet included.

Jacob Young - Sideways (2007) {ECM 1997}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 11, 2017
Jacob Young - Sideways (2007) {ECM 1997}

Jacob Young - Sideways (2007) {ECM 1997}
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© 2007 ECM Records | ECM 1997
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Folk Jazz / Guitar

Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young’s sophomore effort follows coolly on the heels of his debut, Evening Falls. The wealth of Scandinavian talent at his side is enviable, to say the least. Trumpeter Mathias Eick, reedman Vidar Johansen, bassist Mats Eilertsen, and drummer Jon Christensen bring their uniquely tessellated feel for rhythm and hues to ten of Young’s originals, of which the title track sets the stage with the bandleader’s unmistakable acoustic. Mallet-caressed cymbals, trumpet, bass clarinet, and upright bass comingle in simpatico resonance, riding a slow and steady frequency from start to finish.

Charles Lloyd - Hyperion With Higgins (2001) {ECM 1784}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 4, 2017
Charles Lloyd - Hyperion With Higgins (2001) {ECM 1784}

Charles Lloyd - Hyperion With Higgins (2001) {ECM 1784}
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© 2001 ECM Records | ECM 1784
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

The December 1999 sessions that produced The Water Is Wide yielded enough material for a second album. Hyperion With Higgins is the result, and its title reflects the sad fact that Billy Higgins, Lloyd's friend and soul mate and the session's drummer, passed away not long after the music was put to tape. The music's spiritual quality is heightened by the after-the-fact dedication. Quite unlike The Water Is Wide, Hyperion With Higgins is comprised entirely of Lloyd's original compositions, although the same lineup is featured: Lloyd, Higgins, John Abercrombie, Brad Mehldau, and Larry Grenadier.