With sun of goldfinger, torn returns in a trio alongside the alto saxophonist Berne and percussionist Ches Smith a member of Berne's Snakeoil band who made his ECM leader debut in 2016 with The Bell. The torn/berne/smith trio, also dubbed sun of goldfinger, features alone on two of this album's three intense tracks of 20-plus minutes; the vast sonic tapestries of "Eye Meddle&"; and "Soften the Blow&" each spontaneous group compositions belie the fact that only a trio is weaving them, with live electronics by Torn and Smith expanding the aural envelope.
Sun Of Goldfinger #ad - Delivering not so much a wash of sound, more a tidal wave. Please note that the vinyl record comes in a single cardboard sleeve and only includes tracks 2 & 3. Shrink-wrapped. Guitarist-composer david torn, a longstanding ecm artist, has enjoyed a particularly fruitful 21st-century with the label, releasing two albums under his own name the solo only sky and quartet disc prezens in addition to producing widely lauded records by Tim Berne and Michael Formanek.
EpistrophyECM #ad - At the center of the album is a pair of pieces by Thelonious Monk: the funky, angular "Epistrophy" and the ruminative ballad "Pannonica. And as with "goldfinger" on small town, frisell and Morgan offer a glowing duo interpretation of a melody-rich John Barry title tune from a James Bond film "You Only Live Twice.
Shrink-wrapped. Tonally ingenious and haunting" epistrophy by guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan was recorded at New York City's Village Vanguard. Like their acclaimed ecm release Small Town of 2017 which The Guardian called "wistful and mesmerizing. The new album once again captures the rare empathy these two players achieve together in this intimate environment.
Epistrophy #ad - There are further poetic takes on pieces from the duo's beloved americana songbook "All in Fun, as well as another intense version of a composition by Paul Motian "Mumbo Jumbo", " "Save the Last Dance for Me", " "Red River Valley, an artist whom both the guitarist and bassist knew well. Frisell and morgan communicate the essence of billy strayhorn's "Lush Life" and the Frank Sinatra hit "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, " so much so that the famous words seem to hang in the air even without a singer.
CircuitsEDITION RECORDS LTD. B07KM2RLNJ #ad - Featuring an all-star band of 23rd year keyboard and Blue Note Artist James Frances, drum virtuoso Eric Harland and bassist Linely Marthe. Blending a vibrant sound world of electronics, memorable hooky melodies and surprising turns of phrase, Circuits is sure to delight both the dedicated Potter fans and new listeners alike.
Circuits #ad - Shrink-wrapped. For more than two decades, effortless virtuosity and vibrant sense of swing has wowed critics, musicians and fans alike, Chris Potter's limitless creativity, who cite him as one of the most influential saxophonists and inventive improvisors of the modern day. His new album, circuits is immediate and uplifting, rooted in a strong sense of groove and intense improvisation.
LebrobaECM #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Each of them made his first ecm appearance long ago: drummer andrew cyrille on marion browns Afternoon of a Georgia Faun 1970, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith on his own classic Divine Love 1978, of course, and guitarist Bill Frisell on Eberhard Webers Fluid Rustle 1979; these are, players of enduring influence.
Andrew cyrilles title lebroba is a contraction of Leland, Brooklyn and Baltimore, birthplaces of the protagonists of an album bringing together three of creative musics independent thinkers. A generous leader, with turiya, and all three musicians bring in compositions, Cyrille gives plenty of room to his cohorts, Wadadas elegant dedication to Alice Coltrane, unfurling slowly over its 17-minute duration.
Lebroba #ad - In his own pieces, cyrille rarely puts the focus on the drums, including the title track and the closing Pretty Beauty, preferring to play melodically and interactively, sensitive to pitch and to space. Frisell contributed to cyrille s previous ECM disc The Declaration of Musical Independence, but Lebroba marks a first-time meeting for the guitarist and Wadada Leo Smith.
There are references to west african music and the blues as well as the history of jazz drumming, but Cyrilles priority today is an elliptical style in which meter is implied rather than stated. Shrink-wrapped.
Day After DaySunnyside #ad - Shrink-wrapped. In 2014, he was awarded a grant from The Shifting Foundation, and saw this as an opportunity to finally pursue this vision. The idea of presenting a collection of arrangements of other composers' works had long been a goal for Monder, but one that until now had not been realized. Most of the selections are tunes dear to his heart, many taken from records he listened to in childhood.
Shrink-wrapped. For a few months he sequestered himself in an apartment in Saugerties, New York, and began the process of writing the arrangements that would ultimately find their way onto this release.
Imaginary FriendsECM #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. They are joined by pianist andy milne and drummer Mark Ferber, both making their ECM debuts, plus bassist Drew Gress, who played on Baida and Quiver. Shrink-wrapped. The nine alessi compositions of imaginary Friends include an irresistible highlight in Iram Issela, with its rich seam of bittersweet melody and exceptional soloing by Coltrane setting the scene for an album of quicksilver beauty.
Imaginary Friends #ad - Alessi s bandmates include a kindred spirit in saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, a studio and stage partner of the trumpeter s since they were students together at the California Institute of the Arts in the late '80s. The new york times lauded the "elegant precision and power" of Baida, while The Guardian extolled Quiver, pointing to the leader's "flawless technique and ability to draw on jazz tradition while avoiding its clichés.
After those quartet discs, alessi s third ECM album, Imaginary Friends, presents him fronting a longtime working quintet in its first recording since 2010. Trumpeter ralph alessi s first two eCM albums as a leader Baida 2013 and Quiver 2016 justly earned him high praise.
Blue WorldVerve #ad - In 1964, the national film board of canada asked john Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled 'Le chat dans le sac" "The Cat in the Bag". Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. For many years, viewers of the film who recognized the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard.
Blue World #ad - Now, with the release of blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time Shrink-wrapped. Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film. Shrink-wrapped. In june of that year, coltrane's Classic Quartet entered Rudy Van Gelder's studio and recorded five previously-recorded Coltrane originals.
The Transitory PoemsECM B07MX2DFHX #ad - A marvel of shared invention, it incorporates pieces offered as tributes to formative influences including pianists Cecil Taylor, Muhal Richard Abrams and Geri Allen, and the painter and sculptor Jack Whitten. The transitory poems, budapest in March 2018, recorded live at the Franz Liszt Academy, is their first duo album.
The Transitory Poems #ad - Vijay iyer and craig taborn, two of creative music's most resourceful players, learned to meld and mesh their artistic approaches inside Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory ensemble as documented on Mitchell's 2007 recording Far Side. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Since then, iyer and Taborn have continued to play concerts together.
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days '98Manifesto Records #ad - In addition to the broadcast performance, the DVD contains bonus footage from the performance. The warsaw summer jazz days is still one of the most prestigious and heralded jazz festivals in the world and the 1998 performance by the Allan Holdsworth Trio is still talked about today as one of the great moments in the history of the festival.
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days '98 #ad - The sound quality of both the audio and video is amazing and was digitally re-mastered from the original tapes. Shrink-wrapped. Deluxe cd + DVD set. Shrink-wrapped. Along with holdsworth, this amazing performance features Allan playing with his Trio, featuring the late Dave Carpenter on bass and Gary Novak on drums, who also contributes to the liner notes for this release.
Shrink-wrapped. The performance of warsaw summer Jazz Days '98 was beautifully recorded, filmed, and originally aired on Polish Television. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Trio TapestryECM #ad - Lovano and pianist Marilyn Crispell are in accord at an advanced level inside its structures. Marilyn has such a beautiful sound and touch and vocabulary, " Joe enthuses. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Lovano: we play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. Shrink-wrapped. Trio tapestry was recorded at new York's Sear Sound studio in March 2018, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Drummer carmen castaldi, a lovano associate of long-standing, also responds to the trio environment with sensitivity, subtly embellishing and detailing the pieces. I brought in the material, but there's an equal weight of contribution, creating music within the music, and harmonizing it in a really special way.
Trio Tapestry #ad - Trio tapestry is his first as a leader for the label, introducing a wonderful new group and music of flowing lyricism, delicate texture, and inspired interplay. The great saxophonist joe lovano has appeared on a number of ECM recordings over the last four decades, including much-loved albums with Paul Motian, Steve Kuhn and John Abercrombie.
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When Will The Blues LeaveECM #ad - All played with the subtlety of master improvisers, recasting the music in every moment. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In 1999, not one, a year after recording the splendid reunion album Not Two, Paul Bley's highly innovative trio with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian took to the road with concerts on both sides of the Atlantic.
When will the blues leave documents a terrific performance at the Aula Magna di Trevano in Switzerland. Shrink-wrapped. Included here, are paul bley's mazatlan, alongside the angular freebop Ornette Coleman title track, Gary Peacock's evergreen Moor, brimming over with energy, Gershwin s tender 'I Loves You Porgy" and much more.
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