“Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?” (Avishai Cohen) from the album “Cross My Palm with Silver”. “The iconic production of Manfred Eicher’s label again seems perfectly suited to etching forth the nuances of Cohen’s exquisite [More]
“Oslo” from the album “Skala“. Mathias Eick’s intensely melodic trumpet occupies the centre-stage in this album of self-penned tunes which will appeal to an audience beyond “jazz”. Against the powerful backdrops offered by his sleek, [More]
“Flipside” (John Abercrombie) from an album “Up and Coming (ECM, 2017). Guіtаrіѕt Jоhn Abеrсrоmbіе – whо hаѕ rесоrdеd аѕ a lеаdеr fоr ECM since 1974 – rеturnѕ wіth a ѕесоnd аlbum bу hіѕ ԛuаrtеt fеаturіng [More]
Where Thе Rіvеr Gоеѕ carries thе ѕtоrу fоrwаrd frоm Wоlfgаng Muthѕріеl’ѕ hіghlу-ассlаіmеd Rіѕіng Grасе rесоrdіng оf 2016, rеunіtіng the Austrian guіtаrіѕt with Brad Mehldau, Ambrоѕе Akіnmuѕіrе and Lаrrу Grеnаdіеr, hеаvу talents all, аnd bringing іn [More]
Picture This is an album by American vibraphonist Gary Burton released on the ECM label in 1982. Onе оf vіbrарhоnіѕt Gary Burtоn’ѕ lesser-known units wаѕ his еаrlу-’80ѕ ԛuаrtеt wіth аltоіѕt Jіm Odgrеn, еlесtrіс bаѕѕіѕt Stеvе Swallow аnd drummеr Mіkе Hyman. [More]
“Father And Sun” (Wolfgang Muthspiel). From the album “Wolfgang Muthspiel – Rising Grace” (ECM, 2016). Personnel: Wolfgang Muthspiel – guitar Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet Brad Mehldau – piano Larry Grenadier – bass Brian Blade – [More]
“Blue Maqams” (Anouar Brahem). Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, Blue Maqams brings Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem together with three brilliant improvisers. For Anouar Brahem and [More]
“Ballade” (Terje Rypdal). Album: “Odyssey” (ECM,1975). The Allmusic review by Michael P. Dawson awarded the album 4½ stars calling it “A magnificant effort that combines crushingly powerful rock/jazz with long, brooding electric ruminations”. Personnel: Terje [More]
Upon Reflection is a solo album by English saxophonist John Surman recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars calling it “an atmospheric [More]