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I've often tried to make the last show of a year a little different. Doing a special on ECM is an idea I've had for a while, and things finally came together to do it for 2022. I've always figured I had a great number of ECM releases in my collection, and when I started culling the herd in preparation for a move to a smaller residence, I realized I had way more than I thought. Then I got the new Art Ensemble Of Chicago release, "The Sixth Decade: Paris To Paris," which recalls the AEC's momentous trip to Paris in 1969, an immensely influential event in creative music. And so has been the existence of ECM Records, founded in 1969. And I got my turntable repaired. The result is this 5 plus hours special of nothing but music from ECM albums and a minimum of chatter, not chronological, just programmed by my ears, memories and because it was "there."


  • Jack DeJohnette "Zoot Suite" from Special Edition (ECM) 00:00
  • Bill Frisell "Rambler" from Rambler (ECM) 11:18
  • Host speaks 19:24
  • Benny Maupin "The Jewel In The Lotus" from The Jewel In The Lotus (ECM) 21:42
  • Arild Andersen "Affirmation Part 4" from Affirmation (ECM) 31:38
  • John Abercrombie "7th D" from Gateway (ECM) 39:50
  • Andrew Cyrille "Dazzling Perichordially" from Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM) 49:09
  • Host speaks 58:52
  • Charlie Haden "La Pasionaria" from Ballad Of The Fallen (ECM) 59:33
  • Masqualero "Bali" from Bande A Part (ECM) 1:09:53
  • Susanne Abbuehl "A.I.R. (All-India Radio)" from April (ECM) 1:17:14
  • Host speaks 1:25:05
  • Miroslav Vitous "Recycle" from First Meeting (ECM) 1:25:32
  • Host speaks 1:35:35
  • Pat Metheny "Bright Size Life" from Bright Size Life (ECM) 1:36:02
  • Ralph Alessi "Fun Room" from Imaginary People (ECM) 1:40:42
  • Paul Motian "Harmony" from Have The Room Above Her (ECM) 1:49:00
  • Host speaks 1:55:59
  • Old and New Dreams "Lonely Woman" from Old And New Dreams (ECM) 1:57:21
  • Jakob Bro "Shell Pink" from Streams (ECM) 2:09:35
  • Don Cherry "Mbizo" from Dona Nostra (ECM) 2:17:42
  • Host speaks 2:26:10
  • Circle "Neffertiti" from Circle: Paris Concert (ECM) 2:27:16
  • Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity "Boogie" from Elastic Wave (ECM) 2:45:54
  • Tim Berne's Snake Oil "Prelude One—Sequel Too" from Incidentals (ECM) 2:50:45
  • Eberhard Weber "Yellow Fields" from Yellow Fields (ECM) 2:59:52
  • Vijay Iyer "Taking Flight" from Break Stuff (ECM) 3:09:55
  • Host speaks 3:16:54
  • Jan Garbarek "Hasta Sempre" from Witchi-Tai To (ECM) 3:18:14
  • Marc Johnson "Samurai Hee Haw" from Bass Desires (ECM) 3:26:21
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago " Charlie M." from Full Force (ECM) 3:33:58
  • Kenny Wheeler " Deer Wan" from Deer Wan (ECM) 3:43:09
  • Charles Lloyd "Little Peace" from Sangam (ECM) 3:53:05
  • Host speaks 3:58:42
  • Tomasz Stańko "First Song" from Balladyna (ECM) 4:00:58
  • Jan Garbarek "J.E.V." from Tryptykon (ECM) 4:08:33
  • Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano "Drum Music" from Once Around The Room: Tribute to Paul Motian (ECM) 4:15:58
  • Codona "Mumakata" from Codona (ECM) 4:21:50
  • Host speaks 4:29:51
  • David Virelles "Transmission" from Mboko (ECM) 4:31:09
  • Tomasz Stanko "Mikrokosmos" from Wislawa (ECM) 4:39:57
  • Terje Rypdal "Flight" from Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette (ECM) 4:47:28
  • Keith Jarrett "When I Fall In Love" from Whisper Not (ECM) 4:52:47
  • Host speaks 5:00:14
  • Michael Formanek "Rising Tensions and Awesome Light" from Small Places (ECM) 5:01:38
  • Pat Metheny "Farmer's Trust" from Travels (ECM) 5:10:34
  • Host speaks 5:16:51
  • Edward Vesala "What? Where? Hum Hum" from Ode To The Death Of Jazz (ECM) 5:18:10



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