ECM 1980s: Part 2

ECM 1980s: Part 2
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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 Foxy Trot14:8Kenny WheelerDouble, Double You
2 Shadow Dance5:27Dave Holland QuintetJumpin' In
3 Vessel5:29Ralph Towner/Gary BurtonSlide Show
4 He Comes From the North (Introduction Based On The Traditional Lapp Joik:AIllohas)13:38Jan GarbarekLegend of the Seven Dreams
5 Lumi6:36Edward VesalaLumi
6 Patterns Which Connect5:29Everyman BandWithout Warning
7 Wizard Of Odds6:19Bill FrisellRambler
8 Dançando7:55Egberto GismontiDuas Vozes
9 The Journeyers To The East6:42First HouseEréndira
10 My Funny Valentine10:50Keith Jarrett Standards TrioStill Live
11 Amaryllis8:55OregonCrossing
12 Power Spot7:14Jon HassellPower Spot
13 The Wanderer5:46John SurmanPrivate City
14 56 Flowerpots4:37Stephan MicusTwilight Fields
15 The Prince and the Sage6:23Ralph TownerBlue Sun
16 Silence5:49Charlie HadenThe Ballad Of The Fallen
17 Farmer's Trust 6:25Pat Metheny GroupTravels
18 Twice Around The Sun10:31OregonEcotopia
19 Visionary11:37Mike NockOndas
20 It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago6:7Paul MotianIt Should've Happened A Long Time Ago
21 Part 35:2Steve TibbettsBig Map Idea
22 Sunjog7:36Zakir HussainMaking Music
23 Healing Power10:27Carla BleyFleur Carnivore

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