Manfred Eicher And ECM's amazing recordings

Thanks Michael
I will check it out.
Here is a list of his forthcoming gigs up to next summer:

In London the November 15. You live in GB Jim ?

yes, I saw that
My sister is staying with us that weekend and we’re going to an Erland Cooper gig here

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The more I listen to ecm bands the more I like the label.
Eich the door…
Marc Johnson Swept Away
Thomas Stanko various
Jakob Bro with Jon Christiansen
Peter Erskine
Nick Bartsch Ronin various LPs
Julia Hulsmann This is not America
Ralph Towner Piscean Dance :dancer:
Masson the deep
Iyer Break Stuff

To mention just a few…

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Peter erskine trio : As it was. +1 :+1:

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Discovered a Nice jazz band called Trichotomy
their LP is The Gentle War
They are on a good label called Naim…
Heard them on a good radio station called Naim…


Yes, I heard them via Naim records site. Piano jazz trio .

Yes they have a great habit of mixing very subtle quiet percussion sounds with other louder sounds…

New Sonar album. ( ECM quality sound)

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One of my ECM favourites which I rarely see mentioned by others:


Just noticed in my favourites an ecm LP called Music for the Film Sounds and Silence.

The blurb says that a documentary film :movie_camera: called Sounds and Silence: Travels with Manfred Eicher was released in 2009. It took 5 years to make.

I’m defo going to watch that.

Hey Bert
I’ve started listening to other stuff by Trichotomy

They are superb.

I notice have been compared to est by some reviewers.

They also sound to me similar to GoGo Penguin.

(They even sample the voice of George Bush Jr on ‘Fact Finding Mission’!)

Some similarities to ecm bands, and Reis Demuth et al too.

Just saw an ecm video on YouTube.
After 3 days it has 6k views.
Julia Hulsmann Quartet, This is Not America.
A wonderful track.

It was interesting to see the band.
But the track played on the video seemed to me to be the LP track.
It was clearly not live as there were no mics visible.

So were they just miming like Elton John on TOTP in the 1980s?!
Miming doesn’t seem to me to be in the spirit of ecm, as I perceive it.

In case anyone missed it, there is another mini thread where someone pointed out that you can buy ECM LPs from Qobuz with a large discount Til the end of Dec.

I think it’s a 30% off thing

If you have a Qobuz Sublime + account they are mostly about £6…

Maybe you would like the track Awakening by Tyshawn Sorey…

Thanks Jim, I will listen.

In the train now, just a quick listen. Atmospheric, a bit Bill Frisell like.

The version of the Ornette Coleman track War Orphans by Bobo Stenson, Jon Christensen and Anders Jormin is an inspired piece of improvisation.

Just played the same track by Claudio Cojaniz and Giancarlo Shiaffini; by Charlie Haden (who played with Coleman) and the Liberation Music Orchestra; by Guillem Callejon; and by Paul Motian. Then by the Bobo Stenson Trio too.

All of these versions are on Tidal.

A special musical event.

I think that was my first ECM album too. Lots more since of course.

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Not a lot for me. Some Methenys, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Dejohnette…maybe 20 or 30 in total.