Such is the esteem in which Mehldau is currently held, he and
his trio are the subject of a rare double-page spread live review
in the latest (March) issue of Mojo. In that review, writer David
Fricke says : "Mehldau is a...
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Down By The Riverside
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Bringing In The...
Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and
with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four
musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a
programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax...
Almost exactly forty years ago, Keith Jarrett’s association with
ECM began with the recording of a solo piano album. “Facing You”
(1971) was soon followed by the initiation of the solo concerts,
evenings of piano...
Australian/New York musician Monique diMattina leads a triple
life as a jazz/roots singer songwriter, ballet mother/cake-baker
and composer of exquisitely crafted piano miniatures. Sun SIgns
displays her third personality in...
Chick Corea and Stefano Bollani, both stars of their instruments
for their generations, combine their considerable talents for this
first recorded collaboration, a document of a most spirited gig in
Orvieto's Teatro Mancinelli...
Anyone Who Had A Heart
Joe Chindamo is a captivating musician of the highest calibre
and with the extent of back catalogue releases astounding as it is,
certainly a force to be reckoned with. Jazzhead are now thrilled to
announce the reissue release...
Whats It All About
Pat Metheny releases What's It All About - a solo acoustic album
from guitarist and composer Pat Metheny - on June 24. After nearly
40 recordings under his name, this marks the first time there is
not a single Metheny...
The Gate is the Ellings follow up to his Grammy Winning
Dedicated to You, many naming it his strongest of albums and
perhaps the finest of his career. Produced by Don Was (Rolling
Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan), The Gate is a...
If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than
any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. Our leading vocalist,
interpreter, trumpet player and composer has entertained and
informed us for decades with his...
Bitches Brew ***vinyl
Among the most controversial recordings in the history of jazz,
BITCHES BREW was Miles Davis' shot across the bow of jazz
insularity, a bold statement about jazz's ability to draw upon
elements of popular culture, without...
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Beautiful new trio cd from Tomasz Stanko's band of youngsters.
Used to be known as the Simple Acoustic Trio. Great stuff and
probably the first time any cd on ECM has a cover of a song by
Charles Lloyd tenor and alto saxophone, voice; Jason Moran
piano; Reuben Rogers double-bass; Eric Harland drums, voice
Charles Lloyd has always led exceptional bands, and this is one
of the finest. Following on from the...
A stellar first release from a new trio of Norwegian jazz
veterans, led by one of the most consistently creative and popular
figures on the ECM roster over the last two decades, pianist Ketil
Bjornstad. Drummer Jon Christensen...
Jasmine marks Keith Jarrett's first recorded collaboration in decades other than with his standards trio, and reunites him with the great bassist Charlie Haden, a close partner until the mid-seventies. Intimate, spontaneous and...
Ralph Towner, guitarist extraordinaire, an ECM artist since
1972, is joined here by Italian trumpet star & multi-award
winner Paolo Fresu, making his label debut for ECM. Bright melodies
and subtle colours prevail on this...
"Now," says Pat Metheny, "nearly 10 years into the new century,
it feels like time to try to create something particularly
connected to the reality of this unique period in time." What he's
come up with, Orchestrion, is an...
After a trilogy of highly successful trio albums (“Changing
Places”, “The Ground”, “Being There”), Tord Gustavsen branches off
in new directions. His new band adds two players familiar to ECM
listeners – bassist Mats Eilertsen...
Standards And Ballads
Drawing from previous Columbia albums that were originally
released between 1983 and 1999, this compilation serves as a best
of collection when it comes to jazz’s traditional partnership with
the romantic song. It’s a...
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