Free jazz was a much misunderstood – and even maligned – genre when it emerged in the late 50s, but it resulted in some of the finest modern jazz.
Jaco Pastorius often told people that he was the greatest bass player in the world. During his brief, mercurial career, that claim didn't seem that crazy.
The best ECM albums reveal why the label’s unique style and sound has made it one of the most forward-thinking jazz record labels of all time.
Faced with a dilapidated piano and suffering from back aches and sleep withdrawal, Keith Jarrett recorded a legendary jazz album, ‘The Köln Concert.’
With a breathtakingly diverse roster that spans jazz and classical music, ECM Records has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for five decades.
Up there with his legendary ‘The Köln Concert’, ‘Munich 2016’ finds Keith Jarrett drawing inspiration from the moment and creating a transcendent high.
Peacock enjoyed a prolific solo career and collaborated with the likes of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Bley.
His recording of the much-loved 1950s composition was recorded live in Budapest in 2016.
The weekend will feature numerous ECM artists and a talk with label founder Manfred Eicher.
The album captures the last night of Jarrett's tour of that year, and a concert in which he was at the peak of his improvisational powers.
Legendary jazz standards trio Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette release a 2CD version of their 1998 New Jersey show After The Fall on ECM