La Fenice 2 CD

ECM - It's the first time that a jazz musician has received this award, Luciano Berio, Helmut Lachenmann, in recent decades, György Kurtág, Pierre Boulez, which has previously been given to contemporary composers including, Sofia Gubaidulina and Steve Reich. From the first flurry of notes, it is a consistently captivating journey.

Release of la fenice is timely: the 62nd international Festival of Contemporary Music of the Biennale di Venezia has honored Keith Jarrett with its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. Shrink-wrapped. This recording of keith jarrett's extraordinary 2006 solo performance at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice finds Jarrett entering one of Italy s most famous classical venues and channeling the flow of inspiration to shape something new.

La Fenice 2 CD - . In this case, a suite of eight spontaneously created pieces referencing everything from the blues to atonality to heart-rending ballads.





Long Ago And Far Away

Impulse - Shrink-wrapped. 2018 issue of stunning 2007 live set recorded in an Art Nouveau cathedral in Mannheim, Germany.





Where The River Goes

ECM - Shrink-wrapped. It is issued in both CD and vinyl formats. Much more than an all-star gathering, the group plays as an ensemble with its own distinct identity, evident both in the interpretation of Muthspiels pieces and in the collective playing. Where the river goes carries the story forward from wolfgang muthspiels highly acclaimed Rising Grace recording of 2016, Ambrose Akinmusire and Larry Grenadier, heavy talents all, reuniting the Austrian guitarist with Brad Mehldau, and bringing in the great Eric Harland on drums.

The album, features six compositions by wolfgang Muthspiel and one by Brad Mehldau, and produced by Manfred Eicher, recorded at Studios La Buissonne in February 2018, plus one group improvisation. Shrink-wrapped.





Lebroba

ECM - There are references to west african music and the blues as well as the history of jazz drumming, but Cyrilles priority today is an elliptical style in which meter is implied rather than stated. Shrink-wrapped. Andrew cyrilles title lebroba is a contraction of Leland, Brooklyn and Baltimore, birthplaces of the protagonists of an album bringing together three of creative musics independent thinkers.

Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In his own pieces, cyrille rarely puts the focus on the drums, preferring to play melodically and interactively, including the title track and the closing Pretty Beauty, sensitive to pitch and to space. Frisell contributed to cyrille s previous ECM disc The Declaration of Musical Independence, but Lebroba marks a first-time meeting for the guitarist and Wadada Leo Smith.

Lebroba - A generous leader, wadadas elegant dedication to Alice Coltrane, with Turiya, and all three musicians bring in compositions, Cyrille gives plenty of room to his cohorts, unfurling slowly over its 17-minute duration. Each of them made his first ecm appearance long ago: drummer andrew cyrille on marion browns Afternoon of a Georgia Faun 1970, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith on his own classic Divine Love 1978, and guitarist Bill Frisell on Eberhard Webers Fluid Rustle 1979; these are, of course, players of enduring influence.





After The Fall 2 CD

ECM - Shrink-wrapped. There are also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including charlie parker’s “scrapple From The Apple”, Sonny Rollins’s “Doxy”, Bud Powell’s “Bouncin’ With Bud”, plus a rare, energetic exploration of Coltrane’s “ Moment’s Notice”. Shrink-wrapped. The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them.

Joined by improvising partners gary peacock and jack dejohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”. I was amazed to hear how well the music worked, ” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note.

After The Fall 2 CD - For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert. This performance - in newark, new jersey in November 1998 - marked Jarrett’s return to the stage after a two year hiatus. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.





The Other Side

ECM - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The album, produced by Manfred Eicher, is issued on the eve of a major tour. This is the chill-out as a state of grace, and it can go as deep as you like. Over the last decade tord has experimented with other ensemble forms and formats, but on The Other Side - recorded at Oslos Rainbow Studio in January 2018 he returns decisively to the piano trio, with faithful drummer Jarle Vespestad, and excellent new bassist Sigurd Hole.

Holes approach to his instrument, is ideally suited to Gustavsens slowly-developing, drawing on folk influences as well as modern jazz, deeply melodic pieces. Shrink-wrapped. Sublime. Wrote the independent on Sunday of the Gustavsens Trios Being There, released in 2007. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.





EMANON 3 CD Box Set

Blue Note - Featuring a double-album and its companion piece - a self-penned, 84-page graphic novel - Wayne Shorter’s Emanon is the definitive look into his artistic multiverse. In her introduction, esperanza spalding writes: “After reading and listening to Emanon, you might begin to notice alternative realities glimmering beneath the everyday world around you.

Shrink-wrapped. Venture into the deluxe boxset and all of that is accompanied by an expertly crafted box and 4 180-gram vinyl discs. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The standard three-cd set includes four studio tracks performed by Shorter’s quartet pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade and the expansive, 34-piece Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, in addition to a 6 track live album featuring the quartet itself.

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Combo 66

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The Window

Mack Avenue - Shrink-wrapped. 2018 release from grammy-award winning US jazz vocalist, an album of duets with pianist Sullivan Fortner. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Includes songs by richard rodgers & Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, French cabaret gems & early R'n'B classics plus original compositions.

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Epistrophy

ECM - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. At the center of the album is a pair of pieces by Thelonious Monk: the funky, angular "Epistrophy" and the ruminative ballad "Pannonica. And as with "goldfinger" on small town, frisell and Morgan offer a glowing duo interpretation of a melody-rich John Barry title tune from a James Bond film "You Only Live Twice.

Shrink-wrapped. Frisell and morgan communicate the essence of billy strayhorn's "Lush Life" and the Frank Sinatra hit "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, " so much so that the famous words seem to hang in the air even without a singer. There are further poetic takes on pieces from the duo's beloved americana songbook "All in Fun, " "Red River Valley, " "Save the Last Dance for Me", as well as another intense version of a composition by Paul Motian "Mumbo Jumbo", an artist whom both the guitarist and bassist knew well.

Epistrophy - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Like their acclaimed ecm release Small Town of 2017 which The Guardian called "wistful and mesmerizing.





Trio Tapestry

ECM - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. I brought in the material, creating music within the music, but there's an equal weight of contribution, and harmonizing it in a really special way. Lovano and pianist Marilyn Crispell are in accord at an advanced level inside its structures. Marilyn has such a beautiful sound and touch and vocabulary, " Joe enthuses.

Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Drummer carmen castaldi, a lovano associate of long-standing, also responds to the trio environment with sensitivity, subtly embellishing and detailing the pieces. Trio tapestry is his first as a leader for the label, introducing a wonderful new group and music of flowing lyricism, delicate texture, and inspired interplay.

Trio Tapestry - Shrink-wrapped. Lovano: we play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. The great saxophonist joe lovano has appeared on a number of ECM recordings over the last four decades, including much-loved albums with Paul Motian, Steve Kuhn and John Abercrombie. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Trio tapestry was recorded at new York's Sear Sound studio in March 2018, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

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