All About Jazz Contributor Tyran Grillo's book Between Sound and Space: An ECM Records Primer, Available Now


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A personal journey through the influential record label's vast catalog, spanning the gamut from classics to lesser-known gems.
A printed compilation of some of ECM’s finest albums to be released over its 50-year history, recorded by musicians from the USA, Norway, Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and many other countries.

As an independent publisher, we are very happy to present our third English-language book and the first music book in our catalog: Between Sound and Space: An ECM Records Primer. Written by Tyran Grillo, it includes reviews of albums released by composers and performers such as Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Stephan Micus, and many other big names in jazz, classical, and hybrids thereof.

The German label ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) was founded by Manfred Eicher in 1969. Since then, the label has released more than 1600 records of musicians from every corner of the world, including Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Ralph Towner, among others. In this book, the author gives us a cross-section of ECM’s greatness by analyzing 100 of the label’s most intriguing records.

Paperback | 16.5 x 23.5 cm | 228 pages | $40 USD

About Tyran Grillo

Tyran Grillo holds a Ph.D. in Asian Studies from Cornell University. In addition to his academic pursuits, he travels the world as music journalist and photographer, fervently documenting a spectrum of artists and genres for various magazines and on his blog, Between Sound and Space. He is also an avid translator of Japanese fiction into English.


“ECM is home to some of the deepest, most transporting music—improvised, composed, and some combination of the two—to be released over the past five decades." —Pitchfork

“Across styles, the label's hallmark has been the contemplative detail of its music, a kind of acoustic enhanced realism." —The New York Times


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