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Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009) [Re-Up]

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Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009) [Re-Up]

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them.

Keith Jarrett Trio - Bye Bye Blackbird (1993) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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Keith Jarrett Trio - Bye Bye Blackbird (1993) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

Keith Jarrett Trio - Bye Bye Blackbird (1993) Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Standards | Label: ECM | # ECM 1467, 177 6230 | 01:07:55

This is the Keith Jarrett Trio's – featuring bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette – elegy for their former employer Miles Davis, recorded only 13 days after the maestro's death. The lonely figure in shadow with a horn on the cover contrasts with the joyous spirit of many of the tracks on this CD, yet there is still a ghostly presence to deal with – and in keeping with Miles' credo, Jarrett's choice of notes is often more purposefully spare than usual. There is symmetry in the organization of the album, with "Bye Bye Blackbird" opening and the trio's equally jaunty "Blackbird, Bye Bye" closing the album, and the interior tracks immediately following the former and preceding the latter are "You Won't Forget Me" and "I Thought About You." The centerpiece of the CD is an 18-and-a-half-minute group improvisation, "For Miles," which after some DeJohnette tumbling around becomes a dirge sometimes reminiscent of Miles' own elegy for Duke Ellington, "He Loved Him Madly." As an immediate response to a traumatic event, Jarrett and his colleagues strike the right emotional balance to create one of their more meaningful albums.

Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars (1975) {ECM 1063}

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Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars (1975) {ECM 1063}

Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars (1975) {ECM 1063}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 227MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Enrico Rava's debut for ECM, 1975's The Pilgrim and the Stars, is a stellar progressive jazz effort from the Italian trumpeter who was then just coming into his own. Previously, Rava had spent his formative years working with such artists as saxophonist Steve Lacy, trombonist Roswell Rudd, and pianist Carla Bley, and obviously took much to heart when approaching his own music.

Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) {ECM 2284}

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Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) {ECM 2284}

Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012) {ECM 2284}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

For his fourth ECM album, titled just “Manu Katché”, the great French-Ivorian drummer reshuffles the line-up of his band once more, and presents a new programme of compact, self-penned tunes. The revolving door policy is part of Katché’s songwriting concept: “If you write all your own music, you’re aware of your limitations. It helps to have a changing cast of musicians, because they naturally bring in things you wouldn’t have expected. It’s really been the idea since the first album [2004’s “Neighbourhood”] to keep on changing the band.” Choices of musicians have usually been inspired by meetings and encounters. “I’ll get to play with someone and then try to have his style, or at least the essence of his style, in mind when I write the music at the piano.”

Manu Katche - Touchstone For Manu (2014) {ECM 2419}

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Manu Katche - Touchstone For Manu (2014) {ECM 2419}

Manu Katche - Touchstone For Manu (2014) {ECM 2419}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 356MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A specially-price limited edition compilation of Manu Katché on ECM. Here the French drummer is joined in performances of his tunes by an outstanding cast of soloists including Jan Garbarek, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Petter Molvӕr, Trygve Seim, Mathias Eick, Marcin Wasilewski, Tore Brunborg, and Jacob Young. Recorded 2004 -2012 in Oslo, New York and Pernes-les-Fontaines, and drawn from his widely acclaimed albums: Neighborhood (ECM1896), Playground (ECM 2016), Third Round (ECM 2156), Manu Katché (ECM 2284)

Manu Katche - Playground (2007) {ECM 2016}

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Manu Katche - Playground (2007) {ECM 2016}

Manu Katche - Playground (2007) {ECM 2016}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 379MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 175MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Eagerly awaited second ECM album by French-African drummer Manu Katche. Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studio in January 2007, “Playground” picks up where the best-selling “Neighbourhood” left off: in the interim the project has coalesced into a rip-roaring and fully-integrated band. Manu’s group, featuring a Polish/Norwegian confederacy of young players, is energized by his hard driving drums and by his compositions which invite spirited solos… Together, the quintet - whose strong new frontline features Mathias Eick and Trygve Seim - makes exciting, zestful music.

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

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Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | Time: 00:56:14
Contemporary Jazz, Persian | Label: ECM | # ECM 2475, 4779440

Narrante is the highly attractive ECM debut album of Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo. The guitarist and clarinetist, both born in Teheran, have pursued further musical adventures outside Iran while remaining fascinated and strongly influenced by their homelands rich and diverse traditions. In the process they have arrived at a synthesis of their own, finding points of contact between aspects of Persian tradition and contemporary music. The forms, modes, drones and rhythms of Persian music as well its call for improvisation are redeployed, to new creative ends, in their fresh and vital work.

Shankar - Pancha Nadai Pallavi (1990) {ECM 1407}

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Shankar - Pancha Nadai Pallavi (1990) {ECM 1407}

Lakshminarayana Shankar - Pancha Nadai Pallavi (1990) {ECM 1407}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Hindustani Classical Music

As if playing one violin within the Western art music tradition wasn't difficult enough, the virtuoso L. Shankar has made it his trade to both sing and play a customized double violin within the contexts of Hindustani, Carnatic, Western, and experimental musical sensibilities. On this 1990 ECM release, Pancha Nadai Pallavi, he lays down two tracks, the first without percussion and the second in collaboration with Zakir Hussain on tabla and Vikku Vinayakram on ghatam.

Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu - Chiaroscuro (2009) {ECM 2085}

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Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu - Chiaroscuro (2009) {ECM 2085}

Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu - Chiaroscuro (2009) {ECM 2085}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 193MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Chiaroscuro at once has the feeling of inevitability and a sense of randomness about it, as if it were meant to happen, yet it's such a long shot that it ever did. Towner, the guitarist of the jazz/world/new age outfit Oregon, is an American who celebrated his 70th birthday in the year of this album's release, 2010 – it's his 22nd for ECM. Fresu is an Italian trumpeter, not quite 50, whose only previous ECM connection (among some 300 albums he's appeared on in all) came in 2007 when he worked with pianist/composer Carla Bley on her release The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu.

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007) [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007) [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Asturiana: Songs From Spain And Argentina (2007)
Manuel de Falla - Enrique Granados - Carlos Guastavino - Alberto Ginastera
Xavier Montsalvatge - Carlos Lopez Buchardo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1975, 476 6149 | Time: 01:12:04

These soulful Spanish and Argentinean songs arranged by violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin are well suited to their expressive and expansive playing. Most of the songs, ranging from works by Granados, de Falla, and Montsalvatge to early Ginastera, are written in a late romantic to early modern idiom, and many incorporate a strong folk element. The selections include rowdy, rhythmically charged dance-like songs, tender lullabies, and many flavors of love songs, from the exultant to the despairing. In addition to the better-known composers, Argentineans Carlos Guastavino and Carlos López-Buchardo make extraordinarily fine contributions. The choices of repertoire are excellent; each one of these songs is a jewel, and the ordering of the selections artful, including the surprisingly effective repetition of two songs at different points in the program. The transcriptions are inventive and imaginative, with the vocal lines idiomatically adapted for the viola's expressive capabilities.

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - First Circle (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # 823 342-2 | Time: 00:49:58

First Circle is a Grammy Award winning album by Pat Metheny Group released in 1984. On the album Pat Metheny is joined by Lyle Mays on piano and keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, drummer Paul Wertico and vocalist and percussionist Pedro Aznar. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1985. Pat Metheny has remarked that this is an important album in the Group's history for a number of reasons, among them being that the Group's core lineup on the album remained unchanged for over 15 years and it was the final Group album released on the ECM record label.

Kim Kashkashian, Dennis Russell Davies - Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint; Schnittke: Konzert Fur Viola Und Orchester (1992) [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian, Dennis Russell Davies - Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint; Schnittke: Konzert Fur Viola Und Orchester (1992) [Re-Up]

Giya Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint; Alfred Schnittke: Konzert Für Viola Und Orchester (1992)
Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
Kim Kashkashian, viola; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1471, 437 199-2 | 01:07:28

This powerful record brings together two of the most seminal works for viola and orchestra of the twentieth century. Although these pieces are as different as they are similar, together they form a distinct balance of sentiment and execution.

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997) [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano (1997) [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Johannes Brahms: Sonaten für Viola und Klavier (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1630, 457 068-2 | Time: 00:44:04

These two sonatas, originally written for clarinet, marked the end of an intense period of depression for Brahms, during which his creative energies had all but faded. Kim Kashkashian, whose command of the viola unearths an even deeper realm of possibility in this already engaging diptych, faithfully captures the somber circumstances of its creation. In doing so, she shows that the viola is no less an instrument of breath, drawing from deep within her lungs the sheer vocal power required to carry across such arresting music.

Trio Mediaeval - A Worcester Ladymass (2011) {ECM 2166}

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Trio Mediaeval - A Worcester Ladymass (2011) {ECM 2166}

Trio Mediaeval - A Worcester Ladymass (2011) {ECM 2166}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 382MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Choral

On their fifth ECM New Series album, Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Torunn Østrem Ossum present a reconstruction of a 13th century votive Mass to the Virgin Mary, based on manuscripts and fragments originating in an English Benedictine Abbey. As Nicky Losseff, the trio’s medieval music editor, explains in the liner notes, “complex polyphonic music was important to the monks who lived at the Abbey of St Mary's, Worcester. Polyphony gave life to the otherwise ‘plain’ song of the liturgy. At Worcester, an unusual number of single leaves and fragments have survived. Through them, we have been left more than 100 songs, in many different musical styles: polyphony to adorn the movements of the Mass; the freely-composed, intricately-interweaving voices of motets; the stricter, declamatory tones of the conductus. All in all, it testifies to a thriving musical community.“

Egberto Gismonti - Saudacoes (2009) [2CDs] {ECM 2082/83}

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Egberto Gismonti - Saudacoes (2009) [2CDs] {ECM 2082/83}

Egberto Gismonti - Saudacoes (2009) [2CDs] {ECM 2082/83}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 333MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Classical, World Fusion, Avant-Garde Jazz

"Egberto Gismonti’s first new ECM recording in 14 years is a double-album that indicates the range of his artistry. Disc one features Gismonti the composer on a 70-minute journey through Brazil: “Sertões Veredas – tribute to miscegenation”. It is a work that takes account of Brazil’s culture and history, landscapes and cityscapes, vividly evoked by Cuba’s all-women orchestra the Camerta Romeu, under the leadership of Zenaida Romeu. Disc two features Gismonti the guitarist in an exciting duo recital with his similarly-gifted son Alexandre, romping through a programme that includes such well-known pieces as “Zig Zag”, “Lundú” and “Dança dos Escravos”.