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Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall (2018) {ECM 2590/91}

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Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall (2018) {ECM 2590/91}

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall (2018) {ECM 2590/91}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 486MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 242MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”.

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

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Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}

Edward Vesala - Nordic Gallery (1994) {ECM 1541}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 401MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative

Piggybacking on 1992’s Invisible Storm, ECM maverick Edward Vesala returned with his organic collective, Sound & Fury, as our guide for Nordic Gallery. Vesala draws a thinner circle around his ensemble this time around, weaving inside it a dreamcatcher for communal freedom, as exemplified in the 11-minute “Bird In The High Room,” a menagerie of cymbals, muted horns, drums, and birdsong. The latter signals a luxuriant indulgence in the Vesala soundscape as winds and wings fall in line like a panel out of Where the Wild Things Are. Even the electric guitar whistles in its sibilant cage, avian heart unfolded. Field recordings continue to leave breadcrumb trail of “Fulflandia” on its way toward “The Quay of Meditative Future.” Harpist Iro Haarla’s veiled and omnipresent insistence turns arrival into departure as the music’s long-shadowed caravan cuts a line in the sand.

George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}

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George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}

George Adams - Sound Suggestions (1979) {ECM 1141}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz

Tenor saxophonist George Adams' third recording as a leader (following two obscure releases for the Italian Horo label) is a little unusual in that the extroverted soloist is heard on the usually introverted ECM label. Adams is teamed with fellow tenor Heinz Sauer (who has a cooler sound), trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, pianist Richard Beirach, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette for five group originals. The playing is advanced but not as fiery as most of Adams' later sets.

Rosamunde Quartett, The Hilliard Ensemble - Boris Yoffe: Song Of Songs (2011)

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Rosamunde Quartett, The Hilliard Ensemble - Boris Yoffe: Song Of Songs (2011)

Rosamunde Quartett, The Hilliard Ensemble - Boris Yoffe: Song Of Songs (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Vocal | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2174, 476 4426 | Time: 00:52:34

Boris Yoffee was born in Russia in 1968. There, he studied violin and composition and before the breakup of the Soviet Union he immigrated to Israel, where he studied at Tel Aviv University. In 1997, he moved to Germany to study composition with Wolfgang Rihm. By 2009, he had amassed an enormous number of short works. Thus, the performers who had been asked to record his Song of Songs looked through approximately 800 of them in order to select the pieces they wanted to perform. The Rosamunde Quartet is a German string quartet that was formed in 1992; since the group disbanded in 2010, this is its last recording. The Hilliard Ensemble is a British male vocal quartet that is well known for its performance of Renaissance, medieval, and contemporary music. It has often performed the works of Arvo Pärt, whose music is somewhat similar to that of Yoffe.

John Abercrombie Quartet - Up and Coming (2017) {ECM 2528}

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John Abercrombie Quartet - Up and Coming (2017) {ECM 2528}

John Abercrombie Quartet - Up and Coming (2017) {ECM 2528}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 386MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming Starting the new year with, if not precisely a bang, a nevertheless unforgettable record whose strength lies in pristine lyricism, nuanced group interplay and writing that capitalizes on the entire quartet's appreciation of subtlety over gymnastics and refined lyricism over angularity, John Abercrombie's Up and Coming—ECM's first release of the year—is also founded strongly on the concept of relationship.

Eberhard Weber - Fluid Rustle (1979) {ECM 1137}

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Eberhard Weber - Fluid Rustle (1979) {ECM 1137}

Eberhard Weber - Fluid Rustle (1979) {ECM 1137}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 171MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Although with Fluid Rustle, Eberhard Weber continued to draw upon the Watership Down references that cast 1977’s Silent Feet into such lovely relief, I hesitate to call it program music. Neither are the titles mere frames; they are also the open windows within those frames. Like the rabbits in Adams’s novel, each instrument in “Quiet Departures” is its own vivid personality in a vast warren of possibilities. Such strong metaphorical ties are there to be unraveled, one fiber at a time, by every strike of Gary Burton’s vibes. The introduction of Norma Winstone (in her first non-Azimuth ECM appearance) and Bonnie Herman represents an exciting tectonic shift in Weber’s geology, urging us through an atmospheric tunnel. At its end: a brightly lit solo from Burton, swaying comfortably in Weber’s hammock.

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2244, 476 4499 | Time: 01:11:08
Classical, Choral, Medieval, Gregorian Chant

Filia Sion is the first ECM New Series disc devoted entirely to the Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis. From the beginning of its history, Vox Clamantis has focussed on Gregorian chant as the foundation of European music, but has also maintained strong connections to contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür (members of the ensemble previously appeared on Tüür s Oxymoron album, singing his composition Salve Regina ). Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely historical. While always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary, with sound and texture and the blending of voices as a focus. As leader Jaan-Eik Tulve explains, Gregorian chant is monophonic music which remarkably emphasizes the blend of voices.

Francois Couturier / Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (2017) {ECM 2524}

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Francois Couturier / Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (2017) {ECM 2524}

Francois Couturier / Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (2017) {ECM 2524}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Classical

François Couturier leads his Tarkovsky Quartet on their third album dedicated to the great film director Andrej Tarkovsky. The two previous volumes, released in 2006 and 2011, were greeted with unanimous international praise; the musical and human experience during the recordings and subsequent tours and concerts revealing the huge potential of the highly original formation consisting of piano, cello, saxophone and accordion.

Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) {ECM 2520}

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Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) {ECM 2520}

Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) {ECM 2520}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Nordic Folk, Classical

The music of this album is a clear example of the deep-rooted migrational nature of our local existence. It is music of a remote past, marked by radically different life conditions. It is music from distant areas connected by wandering people in search of better life conditions. It is music handed down by word of mouth for a long time and finally documented in written form during the last century. It is music to be recovered, reconstructed and re-contextualized in an ongoing process of searching, appropriating and re-inventing, of sense making at the intersection of a resonating past and today's breathing.

Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017) {ECM 2523}

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Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017) {ECM 2523}

Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017) {ECM 2523}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 104MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The trio with Spanish bassist Antonio Miguel and Canadian drummer Owen Howard has been an “invariant” in the life of Berlin-based pianist Benedikt Jahnel, “a constant in a transformational period” as he puts it, and new album The Invariant is issued as the players reach their tenth anniversary as a working unit.

Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - Small Town (2017) {ECM 2525}

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Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - Small Town (2017) {ECM 2525}

Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - Small Town (2017) {ECM 2525}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 297MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Small Town presents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York s hallowed Village Vanguard. Small Town sees Frisell and Morgan pay homage to jazz elder Lee Konitz with his Subconscious Lee, and there are several country/blues-accented Frisell originals, including the hauntingly melodic title track. The duo caps the set with an inimitable treatment of John Barry's famous James Bond theme Goldfinger.

Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}

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Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}

Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 347MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
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.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}

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Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria (2010) {ECM 2178}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 385MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

"Llyria" is the third album from Nik Bärtsch's Ronin and follows on from 'Stoa' and 'Holon', the ECM recordings that established the exciting young Swiss band on the international scene. Leader and pianist Nik Bärtsch's "modular" pieces still define the context of the group's music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation.

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}

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Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}

Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Live (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2302/03}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 580MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 240MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Ronin around the world: a powerful and atmospheric concert recording with music captured in Germany, Austria, Holland, England, and Japan, a double-album which transmits the live impact of Nik Bärtsch’s band and its enveloping modular groove music of interlocking rhythms. It’s also a set that marks the end of an era and the transition into a new one. These are the last recordings of Ronin with Björn Meyer’s elegantly-leaping bass guitar as one of the lead voices, and Bärtsch views the album as partly a tribute to Meyer’s long tenure with the band. New bassist Thomy Jordi, meanwhile, makes an impressive entrance on “Modul 55”, but it’s most often the whole band, as a unified field of force, that commands the listener’s attention.

Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1985)

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Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1985)

Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1985)
feat. Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Peter Erskine

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:54
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 1299, 827 743-2

The pairing of electric guitarists Bill Frisell and John Scofield had to be one of the most auspicious since John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana. Acoustic bassist Marc Johnson's stroke of genius in bringing the two together on Bass Desires resulted in a sound that demonstrated both compatibility between the guitarists and the distinctiveness of the two when heard in combination. Add drummer Peter Erskine and you had a bona fide supergroup, albeit in retrospect a short-lived one, before Frisell and Scofield would establish their own substantial careers as leaders. The guitarists revealed symmetry, spaciousness, and a soaring stance, buoyed by the simplicity of their rhythm mates. This is immediately achieved on the introductory track, "Samurai Hee-Haw," as hummable, head-swimming, and memorable a melody as there ever has been, and a definite signature sound.