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ECM Records Touchstones: Part 2

Read "ECM Records Touchstones: Part 2" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 This second edition of “ECM Touchstones" explores more of the label's early recordings, repackaged and offered up as a way to present music that had perhaps slipped through time's cracks, into the hard-to-find category. Of these, four were re-released in 2019, one in 2008—32 to 43 years after their original releases. The music on these albums is stylistically diverse and uniformly excellent. All of it has stood the test of ...


Radio & Podcasts

Jarrett, Fodde, Tamura, Bartlett, Douglas, And More

Read "Jarrett, Fodde, Tamura, Bartlett, Douglas, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show a selection of brand new releases from Lucia Fodde, Keith Jarrett, Natsuki Tamura, Doug Stone & Marcelo Magalhães Pinto, Harry Bartlett, Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch, Matias Formica, and Dave Douglas.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Lucia Fodde “Yesterdays" from Traces of You (Self Released) 00:40 Keith Jarrett “Bordeaux Concert Part 1" from Bordeaux Concert (ECM) 04:44 Natsuki Tamura “Karakara" from Iyaho (Bandcamp) 16:38 Doug Stone & Marcelo Magalhães Pinto “Chatting By The Fire" from Shifting Perspectives ...


Album Review

Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert

Read "Bordeaux Concert" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Like so much of his renowned canon—including Köln Concert, Bremen-Lausanne, La Scala, A Multitude of Angels (ECM, 1975, 1973, 1997, 2016)— Bordeaux Concert feels like it has always been there. In the air, in the heart, in the quiet turnings of a world at large. Just waiting for one to encounter it and come to the greater understanding of just how beautiful, how peaceful, this life can be. Communicative on every level, Bordeaux Concert places the listener front ...


Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook - Companion Mixtape

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Two hours are so quick to fill and one has to often exclude tracks that deserve attention but for one reason or another (length, similarities to other selections, need for variety and flow etc.) don't find the right spot in the playlist... To remedy the situation we have a “companion mixtape" series when it's necessary to share great music in addition to that which is included in our regular show. Enjoy these additional renditions of Keith Jarrett music. ...


Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 2

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In the second part of this week's show we continue exploring the compositional genius of Keith Jarrett on the occasion of his 76th birthday, focusing on renditions of his tunes by other musicians. It is one of the ways we can celebrate the lasting contributions Keith Jarrett has made to the music world at a time where his health prevents him from playing the piano. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & ...


Radio & Podcasts

His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 1

Read "His Songs - The Keith Jarrett Songbook, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

For over four and a half decades, Keith Jarrett has penned countless memorable compositions many of which have become an integral part of the repertoires of many of today's musicians. As his years at ECM have become increasingly focused on improvisational tour de forces or the exploration of the Great American Songbook, the compositions of Keith Jarrett that other musicians have been covering are mostly the tunes from his years with Atlantic and Impulse!, which perhaps better lend themselves to ...


Album Review

Keith Jarrett: Budapest Concert

Read "Budapest Concert" reviewed by Scott Gudell

Keith Jarrett has always chosen wisely. Early on, the pianist partnered with musicians who helped shape the transition of jazz from the classic cool sounds of the 1950s though the more aggressive fusion period of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the early 1970s, Jarrett began a high wire act of recording and releasing a number of daring solo piano projects including the revered and respected Koln Concert (ECM, 1975). Manfred Eicher and his elite team at ECM Records ...


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