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ECM Releases

Play Blue - Oslo Concert
Sunrise - A Cantata On Texts By Edvard Munch
Conte de l'incroyable amour
Seven Songs for Quartet and Chamber Orchestra
Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack Dejohnette
Dreams so Real - Music of Carla Bley
City of Broken Dreams (24Bit)
The Melody At Night, With You
Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
Vinding's Music - Songs from the Alder Thicket
The Köln Concert(24BIT96KHZ)
Terje Rypdal: Vossabrygg
Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack Dejohnette
Paris / London - Testament (24BIT96KHZ)
Odyssey - In Studio & in Concert(24Bit96Khz)
Legend of the Seven Dreams
Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
It's Ok to Listen to the Gray Voice
Invocations / The Moth and the Flame
Green In Blue - Early Quartets
G. I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns
Frère Jacques - Round About Offenbach
Dresden - In Concert(24Bit96Khz)
Double Concerto / 5th Symphony
All Those Born With Wings

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ECM

2010-12-24

Founded by producer Manfred Eicher in 1969, ECM has issued over a thousand albums spanning many idioms. After establishing an early reputation with standard-setting jazz recordings by Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and others, ECM began to include contemporary composition in its programme in the late 1970s. Eicher’s own background, as a musician active in both jazz and classical music, provided an unusually broad vantage point from which to survey the genres, and the producer has been credited with helping to bring form to improvised music and a sense of ‘improvisational’ flexibility to recordings of contemporary composition.

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Unique Collaboration Ricardo Villalobos and ECM!

2011-09-06

Geniouses meet! Ricardo Villalobos. Berlin based, Chilean born minimal electronic Music Guru, meets Godfather of European Jazz. Manfred Eicher.

Modern Music at its best!

Berlin-based DJs and composers Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer - two of the best-known names in contemporary electronica - share their admiration for music on ECM in a unique double-album of specially-created “sound-structures”. Their project “Re: ECM” will bring the label’s music to a new listenership. It is certain to be one of the most talked-about albums of the season. Using original ECM recordings as a starting point, Villalobos and Loderbauer create new music that bridges several worlds, including ECM’s world of space-conscious improvisation and composition and the worlds of ambient electronics and minimal techno. Source materials on “Re: ECM” include recordings of Christian Wallumrød, Alexander Knaifel, Louis Sclavis, John Abercrombie, Bennie Maupin, Arvo Pärt, Wolfert Brederode, Paul Giger and more - looped, sampled, remixed and reworked in evocative new treatments. Pleased with the duo’s creative response to his productions Manfred Eicher gave them carte blanche to carry on experimenting with the ECM titles of their choice. Eicher subsequently supervised the mastering of “Re: ECM” in Munich, completing a unique sonic experience.

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Mathias Eick - Tour Dates 2011

2011-04-10 Mathias Eick


Nasjonal Jazzscene
Oslo | 05 March | 21:00

Union Scene
Drammen | 12 March

Dokkhuset
Trondheim | 19 March

Jazz Ahead
Bremen | 29 April

Ampere
Munich | 4 May

Pumpwerk
Wilhelmshaven | 4 august

Arendal Jazzklubb
Arendal | 07 March

Stavanger Jazzforum
Stavanger | 17 March

Tromsø Jazzklubb
Tromsø | 20 March

Stadtgarten
Köln | 2 May

Midtsommerjazzfestival
Ålesund | 18 June

Park der Gärten
Bad Zwischenahn | 5 August

Hadeland Jazzforum
Hadeland | 11 March

Sardinen
Bergen | 18 March

Voss Jazzfestival
Voss | 16 April

Centralstation
Darmstadt | 3 May

Festspillene in North Norway
Harstad | 20 June

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The press on Iroo Haarla Quintet


“Iro Haarla is currently undergoing a period of utmost creativity both as composer and as bandleader, becoming one of the most central Finnish jazz musicians of the decade. Haarla’s music of mostly ballads is full of expression and it is recognizably Scandinavian while at the same time unique in its impressionism.”
from the jury statement of the Finnish Jazz Federation’s Yrjö-Award 2006.

 

“Compared to ‘Northbound’, all of Haarla’s previous recordings seem like preliminaries. This studio album is stunning, but not in the sense that it overwhelms with pyrotechnics or audacious innovations. It is its wilful intimate revelations that set it apart, and it places Haarla in rarefied company – Annette Peacock, Billy Strayhorn and precious few others. Several compositions articulate a unique, stoic brand of torch music.”
Bill Shoemaker, Point of Departure.

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Jazztimes on Saburi

2011-03-08 Cyminology


“In the music of the intriguing world jazz project known as Cyminology, contemplative jazz and chamber-esque qualities converge in a distinctive admix of influences, from Persian, European and even residual Brazilian musical languages …Samawatie wends her vocal parts through the alternately open and intricate compositional designs of the music. While the well-worn phrase ‘multicultural’ springs to mind, so does the phrase ‘self-defining poetic logic’.” Josef Woodard, JazzTimes

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Saburi News

2011-03-08 Cyminology

“Saburi” is launched with a February/March tour in Germany and Austria. Dates include concerts in Munich, Vienna, Stuttgart, Osnabrück, and Mannheim. Prior to the tour there will be a release concert at Berlin’s A-Trane Club on January 19, 2011. For full tour details consult the web site www.ecmrecords.com and also Cyminology’s site www.cyminology.de.

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