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Jazz - Released November 2, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released November 2, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released November 2, 2018 | ECM

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In 2016, Andrew Cyrille brought out an album with a powerfully unambiguous title: The Declaration Of Musical Independence. This was no surprise, coming from a free jazz militant who insists on authentic material direct from the source, and who has worked alongside some of the biggest names on the scene such as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Walt Dickerson, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Oliver Lake and Horace Tapscott… Two years on, the New York drummer has brought in Bill Frisell for Lebroba, this time as part of a trio, with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The album's title is a contraction of the names of the three men's home towns: Leland, Brooklyn and Baltimore. Their idea is undoubtedly to democratically divide responsibility and Cyrille let’s his bandmates work in whichever way they see fit. Even the writing is shared out between these three avant-garde jazz masters. The meditative tone of the work here is set by the track Turiya, dedicated to Alice Coltrane. The whole album is a kind of celebration of space and time... Lebroba will leave you feeling like you’re floating across a sublime bluesy landscape. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released November 2, 2018 | ECM

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In 2016, Andrew Cyrille brought out an album with a powerfully unambiguous title: The Declaration Of Musical Independence. This was no surprise, coming from a free jazz militant who insists on authentic material direct from the source, and who has worked alongside some of the biggest names on the scene such as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Walt Dickerson, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Oliver Lake and Horace Tapscott… Two years on, the New York drummer has brought in Bill Frisell for Lebroba, this time as part of a trio, with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The album's title is a contraction of the names of the three men's home towns: Leland, Brooklyn and Baltimore. Their idea is undoubtedly to democratically divide responsibility and Cyrille let’s his bandmates work in whichever way they see fit. Even the writing is shared out between these three avant-garde jazz masters. The meditative tone of the work here is set by the track Turiya, dedicated to Alice Coltrane. The whole album is a kind of celebration of space and time... Lebroba will leave you feeling like you’re floating across a sublime bluesy landscape. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 19, 2018 | ECM

Booklet Distinctions 5 Sterne Fono Forum Jazz
Keith Jarrett’s solo discography is a bottomless pit that he’s been digging out since the end of the ‘60s, with about 25 albums and counting. It’s an ever-changing collection, much like the career of this pianist from Allentown. In 2002, after some serious health problems, Jarrett got back up on stage alone in Japan. Four years later, on 19th July 2006, he’s still alone, this time on the stage of the prestigious Teatro La Fenice, THE great Venetian Mecca for opera. Unlike his past concerts, which consisted of long improvisations of thirty or even forty minutes, he now focuses his performances around shorter pieces that are often linked to each other. Such is the case for this album recorded at La Fenice. Jarrett immediately throws himself body and soul into an ocean of notes, one of his 17-minute improvisations, amazing in its technique and to which only he holds the secret. The atonality collides with highly melodic sequences, jazz and classical music irrigating each of his ideas. Hold on tight or you’ll fall out your saddle! The level of musicality and the originality of his phrasing leaves you constantly fascinated by his unparalleled playing. It’s a language that speaks to everyone, both expert and beginner. And even when he goes off the beaten track to cover My Wild Irish Rose, Blossom and Stella By Starlight, his music is quite irresistible. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 19, 2018 | ECM

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Keith Jarrett’s solo discography is a bottomless pit that he’s been digging out since the end of the ‘60s, with about 25 albums and counting. It’s an ever-changing collection, much like the career of this pianist from Allentown. In 2002, after some serious health problems, Jarrett got back up on stage alone in Japan. Four years later, on 19th July 2006, he’s still alone, this time on the stage of the prestigious Teatro La Fenice, THE great Venetian Mecca for opera. Unlike his past concerts, which consisted of long improvisations of thirty or even forty minutes, he now focuses his performances around shorter pieces that are often linked to each other. Such is the case for this album recorded at La Fenice. Jarrett immediately throws himself body and soul into an ocean of notes, one of his 17-minute improvisations, amazing in its technique and to which only he holds the secret. The atonality collides with highly melodic sequences, jazz and classical music irrigating each of his ideas. Hold on tight or you’ll fall out your saddle! The level of musicality and the originality of his phrasing leaves you constantly fascinated by his unparalleled playing. It’s a language that speaks to everyone, both expert and beginner. And even when he goes off the beaten track to cover My Wild Irish Rose, Blossom and Stella By Starlight, his music is quite irresistible. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 5, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released October 5, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released October 5, 2018 | ECM

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Bringing together pianist Brad Mehldau, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, double bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade isn’t an easy thing to do. But Wolfgang Muthspiel succeeded in 2016 on his album Rising Grace. A worthy heir to Mick Goodrick and Pat Metheny, the Austrian guitarist was wise enough to think of his album as a unified quintet rather than a fleeting all-star album. The style of jazz used in Rising Grace, which is demanding both in its form and its technique, is once again at the heart of Where The River Goes. This new album includes the same names but with Eric Harland on drums, replacing Blade. Muthspiel’s group is impressive: the lyricism is as fine as ever, the cohesion is perfect and the phrasing of the solos is precise. On top of all this the guitarist composes for the rest of the gang too. He gives them freedom and never tries to be the gang leader… © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 5, 2018 | ECM

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Without making any fuss, Jakob Bro keeps on being a rare and brilliant guitarist. Sound, space, melody, silence… the freshly-forty-year-old Danish musician isn’t a member of ECM for nothing. With Streams, his second album for Manfred Eicher’s Munich label released in 2016 with bass player Thomas Morgan and drummer Joey Baron, he continued to refine the values and playing style that suit him so well. Under the influence of his peer Bill Frisell, Bro knead some stretched textures and overlaid them with impeccable virtuosity. Two years later, the three men met again for this Bay Of Rainbows album recorded live at New York Jazz Standard in July 2017. A new zero gravity adventure which sees the fascinating relationship between Bro and Morgan continue (Bro calls Morgan his “musical soulmate”). The elder of the trio, Baron, isn’t here by chance, as Bro met Morgan when he was playing in Baron’s band… For this live album, their back-and-forths are whispered and the improvisations are almost like innuendos. This soft restraint never leads to monotony, quite the contrary, it’s what gives the album its radical grace. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 5, 2018 | ECM

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 Sterne Fono Forum Jazz
Without making any fuss, Jakob Bro keeps on being a rare and brilliant guitarist. Sound, space, melody, silence… the freshly-forty-year-old Danish musician isn’t a member of ECM for nothing. With Streams, his second album for Manfred Eicher’s Munich label released in 2016 with bass player Thomas Morgan and drummer Joey Baron, he continued to refine the values and playing style that suit him so well. Under the influence of his peer Bill Frisell, Bro knead some stretched textures and overlaid them with impeccable virtuosity. Two years later, the three men met again for this Bay Of Rainbows album recorded live at New York Jazz Standard in July 2017. A new zero gravity adventure which sees the fascinating relationship between Bro and Morgan continue (Bro calls Morgan his “musical soulmate”). The elder of the trio, Baron, isn’t here by chance, as Bro met Morgan when he was playing in Baron’s band… For this live album, their back-and-forths are whispered and the improvisations are almost like innuendos. This soft restraint never leads to monotony, quite the contrary, it’s what gives the album its radical grace. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released October 5, 2018 | ECM

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Bringing together pianist Brad Mehldau, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, double bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade isn’t an easy thing to do. But Wolfgang Muthspiel succeeded in 2016 on his album Rising Grace. A worthy heir to Mick Goodrick and Pat Metheny, the Austrian guitarist was wise enough to think of his album as a unified quintet rather than a fleeting all-star album. The style of jazz used in Rising Grace, which is demanding both in its form and its technique, is once again at the heart of Where The River Goes. This new album includes the same names but with Eric Harland on drums, replacing Blade. Muthspiel’s group is impressive: the lyricism is as fine as ever, the cohesion is perfect and the phrasing of the solos is precise. On top of all this the guitarist composes for the rest of the gang too. He gives them freedom and never tries to be the gang leader… © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released September 28, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released September 28, 2018 | ECM

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Following four albums that have helped established him on the contemporary jazz scene, Shai Maestro is taking a major step by combining with the ECM label. Still in a trio with his double bass accomplice Jorge Roeder and drummer Ofri Nehemya (who replaces regular Ziv Ravitz), the Israeli pianist is once again going down the path of sublime multi-layered narratives. The melodies are taken from jazz as well as Eastern traditional music, and even Western classical music. Whether he feels introspective (on Israeli Matti Caspi’s My Second Childhood) or overtly provocative (surprising interpretation of the classic These Foolish Things), he has kept his soft touch and refined musical language. Ever since 2012, when he released the first album with him as the frontman, his profoundly personal aesthetic has continued to impress. He possesses a strong narrative force and stays well wired into the times, like on the final composition What Else Needs To Happen?, in which Shai Maestro very subtly inserts the voice of Barack Obama giving a speech about gun control. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released September 21, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released September 14, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released September 14, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released September 14, 2018 | ECM

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Jazz - Released September 7, 2018 | ECM

Booklet Distinctions 5 Sterne Fono Forum Jazz
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Jazz - Released September 7, 2018 | ECM

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