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!
Double, Double You
Dave Holland Quintet
Ralph Towner/Gary Burton
He Comes From the North (Introduction Based On The Traditional Lapp Joik:AIllohas)
I love jazz because it's sophisticated, international, atmospheric yet free, cool and warm.
I was first exposed to jazz through the sultry voice and flawless swing of my mother.
I met Mark Murphy, David Linx, Kurt Elling, and Youn Sun Nah.
The best show I ever attended was Youn Sun Nah in Paris.
The first jazz record I bought was Native Dancer by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento
My advice to new listeners: open your mind and your ears, forget about structure, feel the textures.
Go see live music and keep buying CDs!