Jon Christensen Selected Recordings

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 6, 2016
Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}
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Genre: Jazz

In many ways, the last volume in the ECM Rarum series of artist-chosen retrospectives is also one of its finest. Jon Christensen is the label's drummer of drummers. He has played with virtually every major leader on the roster, and his fluid, enigmatic touch has graced ECM's most outstanding recordings. Christensen has the rapacious appetite of an Elvin Jones or Roy Haynes, but combines it with the wondrously light, dancer's touch of a Billy Higgins. The nine tracks here showcase Christensen's uncanny ability to adapt, color, and in some cases even drive the vision of a bandleader toward its flourish.
Herbie Hancock - The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62 (2016)

Herbie Hancock - The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 140:44 min | 322 MB
Label: Acrobat | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

Herbie Hancock is an innovative and influential jazz pianist, keyboard player, bandleader and composer who has embraced other musical developments during his career, playing funk and using synthesisers as he explored beyond the scope of the post-bop style which he helped to define as a member of Miles Davis second great quintet from 1963.
Harry Pepl / Herbert Joos / Jon Christensen - Cracked Mirrors (1988) {ECM 1356}

Harry Pepl / Herbert Joos / Jon Christensen - Cracked Mirrors (1988) {ECM 1356}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Pepl’s playing, as restless as it is welcoming, is difficult to pin down. This makes it all the more fascinating. He is the bloodstream of a vast organic landscape, where feelings of fracture share the roads with heavy travelers.
Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}

Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The Chicago-born master drummer hopes that his selection “will bring peace, warmth and joy to the listener”. The warm and joyful duo recording with Keith Jarrett that brought both DeJohnette and Jarrett to ECM in 1971 is reprised here - as are bright moments with Gateway, Mick Goodrick and a succession of Jack’s own bands – New Directions, Special Edition and Oneness, with soloists including Lester Bowie, David Murray and John Abercrombie.
Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum IX} [Repost]

Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum IX}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The Rarum series on the ECM label is unique in that it issues "best-of" compilations picked by the artists themselves. While this can be a double-edged sword (oftentimes what an artist and his or her own fans enjoy are two different things), in this case it turns out to be a blessing. Metheny is obviously a fine judge of his own work, both from artistic and popular points of view. The selections are accompanied by an album-by-album overview by Metheny in the liner notes.
Jan Garbarek - Selected Recordings (2002) [2CDs] {ECM rarum II} [Repost]

Jan Garbarek - Selected Recordings (2002) [2CDs] {ECM rarum II}
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Genre: Jazz

Jan Garbarek's music can be summed up in one simple word: meditation. Sure, the term is loaded with overtones, both good and bad. But do not confuse meditation with mindlessness: they are polar opposites. Garbarek's thirty years with ECM (as a leader and collaborator) have yielded hundreds of melodies which lead to an infinitely light state of inner peace. It's hard to imagine a more positive statement for a saxophone player who long ago decided to forsake flash-and-bang for "simpler" music with understated spiritual energy. And this two-disc set does Garbarek justice. Each disc runs in chronological order from about 1975 through 1995.

Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM rarum V}  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 18, 2015
Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM rarum V}

Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM rarum V}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Bill Frisell has made 14 sideman appearances on ECM but only three records as a leader on the label. His Rarum collection spans the 1980s, highlighting his earlier years. Paul Motian figures prominently in this story, as leader, composer, and sideman; "Mandeville," the leadoff track, is from 1981's Psalm, featuring Motian and Frisell with Joe Lovano, Billy Drewes, and Ed Schuller. Two more Motian tracks follow, then Jan Garbarek's "Singsong," which finds Frisell wailing. Tracks five through 11 feature Frisell as leader and composer: First there's the title cut from his 1982 debut, In Line, a multi-tracked acoustic piece, then three selections from Rambler and three more from Lookout for Hope.
Tomasz Stanko - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XVII}

Tomasz Stanko - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XVII}
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Genre: Jazz

Polish composer and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's career has been long and varied – from working with the legendary Krzysztof Komeda in the 1950s and '60s, to his own work that ranges form hard bop to electronic improvisation. A wonderful illustration of that principle is his association with Manfred Eicher's ECM label. This volume, in the excellent Rarum series, begins with Stanko's first date as a leader for ECM in 1975 on the album Balladyna. There are two selections from the set highlighting what was well-known at the time as his radical "predatory lyricism" method of composition and soloing.
Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen & Jon Christensen - Under the Rainbow (2013)

Carsten Dahl, Arild Andersen & Jon Christensen - Under the Rainbow (2013)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Storyville Records

Three of Europe’s best improvisers meet yet again: Carsten Dahl (piano), Arild Andersen (bass) and Jon Christensen (drums) have recorded a new album featuring state-of-the-art jazz improvisations. “Under the Rainbow” is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Space is the Place” recorded in 2011. An album described as: “a modern jazz album that meets the standards of Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and a small handful of other trios” -Terje Mosnes, Dagbladet, Norway
Terje Rypdal - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM Rarum VII} [Re-Up]

Terje Rypdal - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM Rarum VII}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Avant-Garde

“My time with ECM is a lifetime by now,” Terje Rypdal notes, as he embarks upon his fourth decade with the label that has documented his far-reaching achievements as both improviser and composer. For this anthology, Rypdal chose to focus on his groundbreaking electric guitar artistry, heard in settings ranging from symphony orchestra to the enlightened hard rock of the Chasers. “Music must have colours and freedom”, Rypdal once said, and his selection here lacks neither.