Revisiting one of our favorite labels with Aquarium Drunkard’s excellent three part ‘Guide to ECM’ series.
To celebrate the anniversary of our ECM Listening Party with Aquarium Drunkard, we’re sharing AD’s amazing Guide to ECM series which features many of our all-time favorites including albums from Don Cherry, Bennie Maupin, Steve Tibbetts, Meredith Monk, Pat Metheny, amongst others.
“Founded by Manfred Eicher in Germany in 1969, ECM Records (Editions of Contemporary Music) has spent nearly 50 years assembling one of the strongest catalogs in musical history. Marked by an attention to sonic space and a distinct visual aesthetic, ECM has released a wide variety of jazz, fusion, modern classical, early music, and world music.”
“I wanted to approach the recording in a different way, to record jazz in some kind of chamber music mode, like you might a string quartet, for example,’ Eicher told the Irish Examiner in 2017. ‘There was something missing in the recordings I was hearing: a certain air in the music, a sense of space. For me the technical side was not as important as the idea of creating an aura or atmosphere, of finding poetry in the music.”
Part 1: https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2018/08/06/the-aquarium-drunkard-guide-to-ecm-records/
Part 2: https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2018/11/05/aquarium-drunkard-guide-to-ecm-records-second-installment/
Part 3: https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2019/02/13/aquarium-drunkard-guide-to-ecm-records-the-new-millennium/