Faced with a dilapidated piano and suffering from back aches and sleep withdrawal, Keith Jarrett recorded a legendary jazz album, ‘The Köln Concert’.
The weekend will feature numerous ECM artists and a talk with label founder Manfred Eicher.
With a breathtakingly diverse roster that spans jazz and classical music, ECM Records has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for five decades.
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.
Up there with his legendary ‘The Köln Concert’, ‘Munich 2016’ finds Keith Jarrett drawing inspiration from the moment and creating a transcendent high.
Recorded in Venice, in 2006, ‘La Fenice’ finds Keith Jarrett unleashing a torrent of imagination, creating a masterpiece in a moment.
Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy”, Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
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.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
A previously unreleased live concert recording of Keith Jarrett performing JS Bach’s ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1’ is out now.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
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
Iconic independent label ECM, specialising in jazz and classical releases, is to bring its entire catalogue to major streaming platforms