Tag: ECM

Keith Jarrett Gets Down on His Own

Keith Jarrett’s new album, No End, is a Jam Band of one. If you’re shocked by any direction that Keith Jarrett takes, then you haven’t been paying attention.  The peripatetic pianist has recorded albums on solo pipe organ (Hymns/Spheres) and clavichord (Book of Ways). He’s recorded classical works from Bach to Mozart, including Bach’s Six…

Echoes – Tues, May 28th

On the next Echoes, music from German bassist Eberhard Weber.  He has one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in jazz and has recorded with artists like Kate Bush.  His album Resume is excerpted from live performances he played with Jan Garbarek over the course of 25 years.   Below you can see a video of…

New Albion Records Heads Out to Sea

People talk a lot about Indie labels and music these days, but back in the 1980s when Indie required a real commitment, New Albion Records sailed against the winds.  Like its namesake, the ambiguous spot on the Pacific Coast where Sir Francis Drake landed in 1579, they found new musical lands,  releasing avant-garde contemporary music…

Colin Vallon Trios Parlour Room Space Jazz.

Echoes will be recording a session with the Swiss jazz group, The Colin Vallon Trio tonight in Philadelphia at Turtle Studios.   A new group to American shores, they have their own take on the chamber jazz sound favored by their label, ECM records as well as their late countrymen, E.S.T.   I came across a video…

Dans Les Arbres Concert Review

Dans Les Arbres Retune Philadelphia You expect the unusual in shows produced by Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia, the patron saints of new jazz in Philadephia.   But as soon as I saw the stage set-up for Dans Les Arbres at The Philadelphia Art Alliance, I knew this wasn’t going to be even your typical Ars…

A Different Kind of Space Music: Dans Les Arbres

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/Dans-Les-Arbres-L-Engourdissement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Art of Listening to Silence & Playing Sound Every now and then a record stops me in my tracks and paralyzes the usual automatic  click-to-the-next-track that happens when I’m auditioning music.  The debut from Dan Les Arbres is one of those CDs. It’s not because…

Echo Location: The Sound of Freedom with Marcin Wasilewksi Trio

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPolish musicians find freedom in American Jazz You can hear an audio version of this blog with music. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of those young bands like The Bad Plus that isn’t afraid to cover rock tunes in a modern jazz context. On their…