Narrante [ecm 2475]

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 15, 2016
Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 60 Mb | Time: 00:56:14
Genre: 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.

Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 22, 2017
Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016) [TR24][OF]

Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante
Jazz, Classical, World | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 55:54 min | 988 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Narrante is the fascinating ECM debut album of two Iranian musicians, Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo. The guitarist and clarinettist, both born in Tehran, have established a shared musical language which draws upon their individual experiences with contemporary composition and improvisation and reflects upon – and transforms – elements of their homeland’s rich traditions…
Paul Motian - Old & New Masters Box Set Edition (2013) [6CDs] {ECM 2260-65}

Paul Motian - Old & New Masters Box Set Edition (2013) [6CDs] {ECM 2260-65}
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Genre: Jazz

This six-CD set, with recordings from 1972 to 1984, includes the albums Conception Vessel, Tribute, Dance, Le Voyage, Psalm and It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ago. Paul Motian’s innovative drumming with the great trios of Bill Evans and Paul Bley had already assured him of a place in jazz’s history books, but Motian had not considered life as a bandleader until ECM proposed a recording session under his own name. “Conception Vessel” opened floodgates of creativity. Through these recordings we hear not only the evolution of several outstanding Motian ensembles and the birth of the enduring Motian/Frisell/Lovano trio, but also the growth of confidence of a unique jazz composer. In Paul’s music, memories of Turkish and Armenian melodies he had heard as a child were filtered through a love of jazz.

Dans Les Arbres - Canopee (2012) {ECM 2278}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 21, 2017
Dans Les Arbres - Canopee (2012) {ECM 2278}

Dans Les Arbres - Canopee (2012) {ECM 2278}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

On this second album by the unorthodox quartet comprised of Norwegians Grydeland, Wallumrød and Zach, and Frenchman Charles, the music continues to unfold with poetic logic and unhurried pace. To paraphrase La Monte Young, Dans les arbres draws a straight line and follows it. Their music moves gently but steadily ahead on broad planes of sound, the textural scenery changing as DLA harnesses its wealth of unorthodox extended techniques. Including but not limited to: Charles’ extraordinary control of harmonics, the prepared piano of Wallumrød perfectly matched by the prepared banjo of Grydeland and by Zach’s unprecedented use of the gran cassa, the horizontal orchestral bass drum, augmented here by metal percussion and ceramic bells. Small movements precipitate gradual sonic transformations. Sounds are carefully nurtured and encouraged to glow. Responsibilities are very equally shared as textures are blended.

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 20, 2017
Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 237MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Jazz

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner’s touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album – recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher – follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line. It features finely-honed new compositions as well as a pair of tunes (“Shard” and “Rewind”) from the songbook of Oregon, a dedication to the late Paul Bley (“Blue As In Bley”) and a single standard – Victor Young’s “My Foolish Heart” which Towner first came to love in Bill Evans’s interpretation.
William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}

William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}
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© 1994 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1512
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

William Byrd (1543-1623) has been called the greatest English composer, an arbiter of the sublime and master of his craft. And while discerning early music listeners have a fair number of recordings to choose from in order to put any stake into this claim, this offering from ECM is as sensitive an introduction as any into all things Byrd.
Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (1973) {ECM 1021}

Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (1973) {ECM 1021}
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© 1973, 2007 ECM Records | ECM 1021
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Drums

Splitting his time between the electric and acoustic pianos and a bit of organ, Jarrett teams up with drummer/percussionist Jack DeJohnette in a series of experimental duets, his only electric session for ECM. The all-acoustic title number ranges all over the lot, from tootling on a bamboo (?) flute to the energizing barrelhouse gospel riffs that would bloom in the solo concerts.
Keith Jarrett - A Multitude Of Angels (2016) {4CD Set ECM Japan UCCE-1161~64}

Keith Jarrett - A Multitude Of Angels (2016) {4CD Set ECM Japan UCCE-1161~64}
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© 1996, 2016 ECM Records / Universal Music Japan | UCCE-1161~64
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Improvisation / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Piano Solo

Keith Jarrett's numerous volumes of improvised solo piano recordings are all treasure troves of spontaneous music making. Documented since the 1970s, they reveal the opening of his music as it readily embraces classical and sacred music influences, filters out what is unnecessary in his technique, and encounters the depth and breadth of the jazz tradition and his own unique abilities as a composer. The four discs in A Multitude of Angels were recorded in as many Italian cities during the last week of October 1996 – some 20 months after the concert captured on La Scala.

Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017) {ECM 2512}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 13, 2017
Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017) {ECM 2512}

Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017) {ECM 2512}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 243MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Fusion

Elegy is the ECM leader debut by vocalist and composer Theo Bleckmann. A prolific recording artist, his association with the label dates back to Meredith Monk's 2002 date Mercy and its follow-up, Impermanence, in 2008 (Bleckmann was a member of her ensemble for 15 years). His voice was also a focal point of Julia Hulsmann's quartet on 2015's Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill & America. For a singer who draws attention to himself almost as much for what he doesn't do as what he does, Elegy is a quiet yet startling offering.
Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009, ECM # ECM 2075) [RE-UP]

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
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Label/Cat#: ECM # 2075 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Jazz, Folk, New Age | Style: Middle Eastern Folk, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz

From the very first cut here, "The Lover of Beirut", Brahem's fascinating blend of traditional Eastern-flavored tonalities and his very jazz-like sense of free rhythms mix, in an astonishingly instinctual and intimate way, with Gesing's moody clarinet, their melodic lines at times doubling before breaking free to bend and swerve off into a melodic maze before slowly returning to their intricate Byzantine dance.