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Masterpieces from the ECM label.

  • Sep 12, 2010
ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is a record label founded by Manfred Eicher 1969 in Munich, Germany.
Known for High quality production and Excellent sound. The Focus is mainly on Jazz and Classical Music.
Keith Jarrett - Facing You
1971 - The first Solo Piano album by Jarrett is a brilliant, soulful and intense album. The performance is highly virtuosic and very sophisticated, this is no beginner here but a brilliant Piano master.

Keith Jarrett Köln Concert
1975 Brilliant Solo Piano improvisation By Jarrett, the record that made him a star and has sold over million copies which is a lot for Jazz Solo Piano. Highly lyrical and full of melodic beauty, gospel inspired rhythmic vamps and hipnotic drones with fantastic improvisations. It was obviously an inspired evening for Jarrett.

Keith Jarrett - Staircase, Hourglass, Sundial, Sand
1977 - A studio album with Solo Jazz piano. Brilliant improvised pieces by Jarrett recorded in 1976 a year after Köln and it is similar in style, highly lyrical, slightly melancholy and deeply emotional.

Keith Jarrett - Changeless
1987 - Live recording with Jarrett , Jack Dejohnette on drums and Gary Peacock on bass Playing original compositions. Inspired, Calm and spiritual pieces full of serene Beauty.

John Cage - Seasons
This video clip is not from this album but this music is on it.

Chick Corea Solo Piano
A box with three CD's. - 1 - Piano Improvisations vol 1, 1971. 2 - Piano Improvisations vol 2, 1972. 3 - Childrens Songs 1984. The improvisations albums are full of highly creative piano Improvisations which range from very lyrical and melodius to quite abstract and these albums are brimming with good musical ideas and Corea is of course an Fantastic piano Player. Children Songs are 20 short songs inspired by the playfulness and openness of the child's state of mind and these songs are such fun to listen to and also play on the piano which I have done.
Chick Corea - Return To Forever
On this Corea Classic from 1972, Chick plays Fender Rhoder Electric Piano with Stanley Clarke on Bass, Airto Moreira on Drums, Flora Purim Vocals and Joe Farrell on Flutes and Sax. The Music is all composed by Corea and is a Marvelous blend of Jazz, Spanish and Brazilian music and contains Corea Classics like La Fiesta and What game shall we play today. A bright and sunny album full of beauty and live.

Full Force
This CD is just such fun - Brilliant compositions, deep and profound music yet full to the brim of good humour and intelligence. Brass, Bass and loads of Percussion both Western and African which create a distinctive sound world unlike any other group. This group is simply Marvelous and this is their Best CD.

See the full review, "One of the best Jazz albums of the 80's".
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Urban Bushmen
A Fantastic live album from 1980. The group in top form performing their Profound yet fun filled music. I don't know any group that blends so well tight melodic structures with the unhindered flow of free jazz and also paradoxically blends deep profoundness with grand humour and sense of fun.
Here is a live clip with them in the 80's

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I have a BA in Philosophy but my main interest is Music. I play the piano andI have also learned a little to play the Guitar, Violin, Drum Set and the Djembe.   The Music I love the most is … more
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