Jazz from Europe on ECM (1972 - 1976)

Russell Perry By

Sign in to view read count
Click the play button to listen to this episode.
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

Post a comment


Shop Amazon

Radio & Podcasts

Tune in daily to hear the internet's top jazz programs including Mondo Jazz, Jazz Bastard, World of Jazz, The Third Story, One Man's Jazz, Jazz at 100, Neon Jazz, A Broad Spectrum, Liner Notes and more.

View by program...

Program Schedule | JazzWeek Chart


Read Tony Bennett: A Hero's Journey in Authenticity
Beauty, Love and Justice: Living A Coltranian Life
Tony Bennett: A Hero's Journey in Authenticity
Read Steve Reich: Humans Love to See Other Humans Play Music
Read Top Jazz-Rock Fusion Recordings
Read Dean Brown: Global Fusion on Acid
Read Instrumental Duos
Building a Jazz Library
Instrumental Duos

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.