May-6th-2012, 02:56 PM
Ask ECM - Part 2
Steve Lake has provisionally agreed to try and answer your questions re ECM.
If you are curious about upcoming releases, how the records are made, specific recordings, please do it here.
If you want to berate the label, troll, pick apart the label or any of their artists or their choices, please don't do it here. Your comments will be deleted.
May-7th-2012, 08:22 AM
Part 1 of this thread seems to be closed now – or at least I was unable to reply directly to a few of the points raised recently, but that may just be my technical limitations kicking in. I’ll attempt to answer telegramatically…
Tyran asked a few weeks ago about Angelopoulos tributes. There is, meanwhile, one scheduled in Paris’s Théâtre de la Ville on June 4, where a number of actors including Irène Jacob will be reading from the scenario of “Dust of Time”. Eleni Karaindrou has just been added to the programme and will be playing there with a small chamber group, probably a quartet…
David (Docder) asked about Triptykon liner notes. These were written only for the CD reissue in 1992 and are not available in any other context at present. (On related theme, there is currently talk about producing a book of liner notes in connection with an exhibition about ECM at Munich’s Haus der Kunst in November of this year…) Regarding the 1977 Oslo recordings with Peacock, Connors, Garbarek – it was not unusual in those days to have overlapping sessions with different permutations of musicians: I agree that those are three strong discs.
To Coigach: Manfred Eicher and Tomasz Stanko are currently discussing directions for a new album - for release next year.
Regards to all,
Last edited by Steve Lake; May-7th-2012 at 08:28 AM.
May-7th-2012, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by Steve Lake
You advised a few posts ago that the Rypdal box is imminent (around June) along with a Garbarek/Stenson box. If possible could you let me know what was finally selected for inclusion in them as I can't find any presales yet in any of the usual places? After the last time I don't dare ask if there's anything else planned along those lines..........
The reissue hungry xdealer
Last edited by xdealer; May-7th-2012 at 02:35 PM.
May-8th-2012, 03:23 AM
The Rypdal box is the complete Odyssey including the much-missed "Rolling Stone" track, plus a previously unreleased 67-minutes composition entitled "Unfinished Highballs" which features Odyssey playing live, augmented by the Swedish Radio Jazz Group. Liner notes in the booklet are by John Kelman.
Originally Posted by xdealer
The Garbarek box includes "Sart" "Witchi-Tai-To" and "Dansere" - that is, the three recorded collaborations of Jan and Bobo. Liner notes by Michael Tucker.
As of this writing, June is still the release month for both of those.
Terje Rypdal Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert ECM 2136-38
Jan Garbarek: Dansere ECM 2146-48
The next boxes - later this year - are a 6-CD Paul Motian set (with Conception Vessel, Tribute, Dance, Le Voyage, Psalm and It Should Have Happened) and a 4-CD Jack DeJohnette box (with Special Edition, Tin Can Alley, Inflation Blues and Album Album).
May-8th-2012, 03:02 PM
Steve - is there any more information on the exhibition, I quite fancy a trip to Munich so maybe this would be worth travelling for. Do you know the dates in November?
Originally Posted by Steve Lake
Secondly, the recent experiments with vinyl - Arve Henriksen, Jon Hassell and Nik Bartsch. Were they successful enough to merit further releases? Are there any planned?
May-10th-2012, 02:15 PM
Hi -- The exhibition in Munich is from November 23 to February 10, 2013. I don't precisely know what it will finally be comprised of. It's being curated by Okwui Enwezor, the new director of the Haus der Kunst who, happily, is a jazz enthusiast. A Haus der Kunst researcher has been visiting us the last several weeks scanning a lot of not previously-seen session photos, so studio photography will be part of it. Various ECM-related films will be shown and there will be live concerts: the programme is currently under discussion. Also there will be exhibitions-inside-the-exhibition with artists presenting work inspired in some way by ECM's music. I'll pass along more detailed info when I have it. Hopefully soon.
Originally Posted by Lontano
To your second question - Have our vinyl experiments been successful? Moderately. We will do more this autumn and are talking now about which titles to include.
May-10th-2012, 03:09 PM
Thanks Steve. The exhibition sounds very interesting. I look forward to hearing more and I think I will make a visit to tie in with a concert or two. Thanks
May-11th-2012, 07:04 PM
Any news about Bobo Stenson touring the USA?
June-8th-2012, 11:27 PM
Is there a North American release date for the new John Abercrombie disc? Seems to be listed only as an import on some sites that I checked.
June-12th-2012, 09:40 AM
Yes. It's July 31. Best, Steve
Originally Posted by BrianL1
June-22nd-2012, 03:35 PM
I can hardly wait for the Jack Dejohnette box and don't forget as many have already posted .....the longly awaited, frequently requested John Abercrombie Quartet records Arcade/s/t/M....2 of which have never been on CD period. I know it's not officially on the table, but I just listened to some of this on youtube and it's like WOW.....I had no idea that stuff was this good. Never heard or owned any of the Abercrombie Quartet dates. Only those on this board requesting it all the time got me curious about this highly underrated music
Originally Posted by Steve Lake
July-16th-2012, 05:33 PM
My music retailer in Winnipeg Canada indicates that Universal is not listing ECM releases. He has to get them through US wholesalers - limited releases and higher prices.
Do you know if Universal will be reinstituting Canadian distribution?
As always, what does make it here is outstanding.
July-17th-2012, 01:30 AM
Joe Barnsley says: My music retailer in Winnipeg Canada indicates that Universal is not listing ECM releases.
Try purchasing your ECM titles from amazon.uk. They are usually cheaper than a brick and mortar store and Royal Post is fast. I have been buying the box sets (as I am a DJ and get promos of the single discs free) and they arrive in 7 business days or less from the UK to Seattle, WA.
Last edited by Nitya; July-17th-2012 at 01:30 AM.
July-17th-2012, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I have used them for some of Molvaer's releases - good prices and service, but would prefer to support a local retailer who can stock ECM for others too. I fear the slippery slope of the demise of the local music retailer.
Originally Posted by Nitya
July-20th-2012, 05:36 PM
Originally Posted by Joe Barnsley
Probably 10 years too late on this comment (unfortunately).
August-7th-2012, 09:47 AM
Could You say more about upcoming release by Egberto Gismonti / Jan Garbarek / Charlie Haden: "Magico: Carta De Amor"? Is it complilation or brand new material? Concert or studio 2CD album?
August-7th-2012, 03:47 PM
Cower worm folk!
Wow, if new material this would be wonderful. I believe this lineup did two albums together - Folk Songs and Magico, both sublime and a highwater mark of ECM in the 70's IMO.
Originally Posted by Leo1024
Q: 'How do you start free improvising?'
A: 'Well I usually start on D as a matter of fact'
"I wandered alone in the desert and cried "Oh Lord! Oh Lord! What hast thou done, lately?"
"Thought is not a saffron-robed monk pissing in the snow"
"Bitterness slowly crept into the marriage and by the time Lovborg was six years old his parents exchanged gunfire daily"
August-8th-2012, 04:40 AM
It’s a great live double album recorded at Munich’s Amerika Haus in 1981. So: approximately two years on from Magico/Folk Songs. They play some of the pieces from those albums in extended improvised versions - including a very creative 14-minute version of “Spor”. There are several pieces not previously recorded by this trio. Track list as follows: Carta de Amor (Gismonti) ; La Pasionaria (Haden); Cego Aderaldo (Gismonti); Folk Song (trad. arr. Garbarek); Don Quixote (Gismonti); Spor (Garbarek); Branquinho (Gismonti); All That Is Beautiful (Haden) ; Palhaço (Gismonti); Two Folk Songs (trad. arr. Garbarek); Carta de Amor, variation (Gismonti)
Last edited by Steve Lake; August-8th-2012 at 04:41 AM.
August-17th-2012, 02:08 AM
Pure Pleasure For Piano CD
A number of online vendors are reporting that ECM will distribute the upcoming "Pure Pleasure For Piano" album by Ellis Marsalis & Makoto Ozone outside Japan. Is this true? Apparently, all proceeds from the album go to the Japanese Earthquake and US Hurricane Katrina victims.
August-31st-2012, 07:49 AM
Originally Posted by Korowa
No, not true. I think that's a Decca album, distributed by Universal Music in Japan; Universal also distributes ECM in some countries - perhaps that's where the confusion started.
Last edited by Steve Lake; August-31st-2012 at 07:54 AM.
September-11th-2012, 07:11 AM
I can see on Iva Bittova's website a short message saying she's recording a solo album for ECM. Could you please confirm an approximate release date? Btw, I pray for an audiophile 180gr vinyl of this recording too. Thank you.
Last edited by lossleader; September-13th-2012 at 02:53 AM.
September-17th-2012, 02:42 PM
I'm very excited about the upcoming Michael Formanek release. Are there plans for follow up releases to the excellent cds by Craig Taborn and Tim Berne? I think these musicians have been an excellent addition to the ECM family.
On a related note, I think Drew Gress's group Seven Black Butterflies (with both Taborn and Berne) would fit in nicely on the ECM roster.
September-19th-2012, 07:47 PM
Just returned from Norway (Punkt Festival) and learned Eivind Aarset and Nik Baertsch have upcoming releases on ECM. Do you have US release dates yet?
September-24th-2012, 05:48 AM
A new Craig Taborn album is already recorded - trio with Thomas Morgan and Gerald Cleaver. For release next year.
Originally Posted by Jules23
September-24th-2012, 05:50 AM
Nik Bärtsch - next week (October 2). Eivind Aarset: November 13.
Originally Posted by Nitya
September-24th-2012, 05:56 AM
No release date yet, but early next year. best, Steve
Originally Posted by lossleader
September-28th-2012, 10:26 PM
Steve -- Would you provide us a list of upcoming ECM releases?
October-1st-2012, 03:00 AM
From now until end of the year:
Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs, with Kiev Chamber Choir ECM New Series 2279
Valery Afanasiev: Schubert Moments Musicaux ECM New Series 2215
Anna Gourari: Canto Oscuro – Bach/Busoni, Hindemith, Gubaidulina, Bach/Siloti ECM New Series 2255
Bobo Stenson Trio: Indicum ECM 2233
Manu Katché w/N.P. Molvaer, T. Brunborg, J. Watson ECM 2284
Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament ECM New Series 2225
Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner: El Encuentro DVD & Blu-ray ECM 5051
Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden: Magico - Carta de Amor ECM 2280/81
Eberhard Weber: Résumé (mostly solo bass, recorded between 1990 and 2007, with contributions also from Jan Garbarek on saxes and flute and Michael Di Pasqua on percussion) ECM 2051
Eivind Aarset: Dream Logic w/Jan Bang ECM 2301
Food: Mercurial Balm – Strønen/Ballamy w/ Fennesz, Aarset, Molvaer, Sontakke ECM 2269
José Luis Montón Solo Guitarra ECM 2246
Friedrich Hölderlin Turmgedichte – Christian Reiner reads poems of Hölderlin/ Scardanelli ECM New Series 2285
Then there are the reissue boxed sets of Paul Motian and Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition –mentioned previously on these pages.
October-1st-2012, 03:38 PM
Are there any plans to reissue El Corazon on CD? If, in fact, it is out-of-print - that's just my impression.
(Sorry if you've answered this elsewhere, but I can't get the "Search" function to work.)
Last edited by Gyrofrog; October-1st-2012 at 03:40 PM.
October-1st-2012, 07:30 PM
Thank you for the list, Steve.