Jazz from Europe on ECM (1972 - 1976)

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Previously in this series we have surveyed record labels as representative of the jazz trends in their times—for example bebop on Dial in the 40s, mainstream jazz on Verve in the 50s, and hard bop on Blue Note in the 60s. The German label ECM can be seen as representative of a major trend of the 70s. Joachim-Ernst Behrendt writes that this is the decade when "European jazz found itself." The early recordings on the ECM label in this hour of Jazz at 100.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Enrico Rava Quartet "Parks" from The Pilgrim and the Stars (ECM) 2:44
  • Enrico Rava Quartet "Surprise Hotel" from The Pilgrim and the Stars (ECM) 4:29
  • Host speaks 6:19
  • Eberhard Weber Quartet "Touch" from Yellow Fields (ECM) 7:15
  • Host speaks 12:08
  • Jan Garbarek -Ralph Towner Duo "Krusning" from Dis (ECM) 12:45
  • Host speaks 18:17
  • David Holland Quartet "Conference of the Birds" from Conference Of The Birds (ECM) 20:37
  • Host speaks 25:08
  • Gary Burton -Steve Swallow "Hotel Hello" from Hotel Hello (ECM) 25:57
  • Host speaks 31:19
  • Dave Liebman "Your Lady" from Drum Ode (ECM) 32:03
  • Host speaks 38:35
  • Paul Motian Quintet "Victoria" from Tribute (ECM) 40:15
  • Host speaks 45:38
  • Pat Metheny Trio "Bright Size Life" from Bright Size Life (ECM) 46:37
  • Host speaks 51:18
  • Keith Jarrett Solo "Part II C" from The Koln Concert (ECM) 52:33
  • Host Outro

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