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ECMFest at SFJAZZ

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ECM Fest
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California
October 24-27, 2019

ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is an independent record label founded by in Munich In 1969 Karl Egger, Manfred Eicher and Manfred Scheffner had the brilliant foresight to found ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) in Munich, Germany.

The label has ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Junius Paul, Piero Bittolo Bon, Avishai Cohen & Other New Releases

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In the second part of this week's episode we continue our exploration of new and upcoming releases with two smash albums, a stunner from Piero Bittolo Bon's Bread and Fox and the debut album by Chicago bassist Junius Paul. During the rest of the show we feature Nat Birchall's tribute to Yusef Lateef and music ranging ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai Release Playing The Room on ECM Records. Out Now!

Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai Release Playing The Room on ECM Records. Out Now!

Playing The Room bears testimony to the long musical friendship of Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai. They began to explore jazz as teenagers in Tel Aviv, and have continued to play together over many years, with Yonathan recently making important contributions to Avishai’s group albums on ECM. Their first duo recording begins with music composed by ...

3x3: Piano Trios, vol. IV

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Yonathan Avishai
Joys and Solitudes
ECM Records
2019

Though Yonathan Avishai isn't exactly in solitude on his debut as leader, half the recording is well suited to quiet times away from the world, or perhaps being enjoyed with minimal company—the trio at hand is comfortable with silence as any ECM ensemble ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

2019 Starts with a Jazz Blast!

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As they say, “a good beginning makes a good ending" and, based on the extraordinary amount of sensational new releases that have come out in less than a month, it looks like we're in it for a great musical ride in 2019. Here are two hours of gems from albums that have just been, or about ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yonathan Avishai: Joys and Solitudes

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Dopo due dischi pubblicati con altre etichette, Yonathan Avishai entra nella scuderia Ecm riproponendo il trio di Modern Times, con cui aveva debuttato nel 2015.
Nato a Tel Aviv nel 1977, da madre francese e padre israeliano, il pianista è in Francia dal 2001. Per un decennio ha vissuto a Bordeaux, dove ha studiato ...

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018

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Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival
Cormons, Collio friulano e Brda slovena
Teatro Comunale, varie sedi in cantine e sale
24-28.10.2018

Superato lo scorso anno il traguardo delle venti edizioni, il Jazz&Wine of Peace 2018 non ha abbassato l'asticella, proseguendo nel suo progetto che coniuga altissimo livello dei concerti, varietà stilistica ...

Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver

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Avishai Cohen, trombettista israeliano da anni stabilitosi a New York, è jazzista dalla profonda coscienza civile, sensibile alle problematiche politiche di Israele, la sua terra natale, così come degli Stati Uniti, suo Paese d'adozione. Cross My Palm with Silver, è un album dal fascino mistico, con quel titolo che sa d'invocazione alla divinità, di preparazione a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Cross My Palm With Silver

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If trumpeter Avishai Cohen's ECM debut, Into The Silence was a work of deeply personal content, Cross My Palm With Silver plays out with the same emotional impact, but on a global stage. Cohen composed the five pieces on this album in his native Israel, while contemplating the impact of political division on the human psyche. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Look for these recent or upcoming releases on ECM Records. Aaron Parks
Find the Way Aaron Parks: piano, Ben Street: double bass, Billy Hart: drums. For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks—following the solo release Aborescence, which JazzTimes praised as “expansive, impressionistic… like a vision quest”—the prize-winning pianist has convened a cross-generational trio featuring bassist Ben ...