ECM 1980s: Part 1

ECM 1980s: Part 1
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1970s Part 1 | 1970s Part 2 | 1980s Part 1 | 1980s Part 2

While the 1970s are often looked upon as ECM's glory days, every decade has more than enough to maintain its position as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking record labels in the history of jazz. Two parts, 46 songs in total, demonstrate the label's singular vision, in the context of tremendous stylistic breadth, during the 1980s. Once again, some tracks are from vinyl rips; here's hoping they'll see the light of day as CD someday soon!

1 One for Eric9:52Jack DeJohnette's Special EditionSpecial Edition
2 M6:16John AbercrombieM
3 Dear Kenny6:19Arild AndersenLifelines
4 Silver Lake10:52Miroslav Vitous GroupFirst Meeting
5 Avskjed5:47Terje RypdalDescendre
6 Some Echoes5:37Steve SwallowHome
7 So Green6:15Gary PeacockShift In The Wind
8 Stufen8:24Rainer BrüninghausFreigeweht
9 Chillum5:17Art LandeSkylight
10 Spirit Lake9:21Ralph TownerSolo Concert
11 Jessica's Sunwheel5:21David DarlingCycles
12 Voice Of The Silence5:33Don CherryEl Corazón
13 Egret8:25GalleryGallery
14 For Louie12:18Lester BowieAll The Magic!
15 Útviklingssang6:31Carla BleySocial Studies
16 Maurizius8:13Eberhard WeberLater That Evening
17 Psalm6:56Paul MotianPsalm
18 The Juggler's Etude7:32John Abercrombie/Ralph TownerFive Years Later
19 Start5:55Bill FrisellIn Line
20 Spor6:11Charlie HadenMagico
21 Morning Lake7:26Terje Rypdal/Miroslav Vitous/Jack DeJohnetteTo Be Continued
22 Pendulum10:24Jan GarbarekWayfarer
23 It's For You8:20Pat MethenyAs Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

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