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Recent and Upcoming ECM Releases

Recent and Upcoming ECM Releases

Look for these recent or upcoming releases on ECM Records. January 13th John Abercrombie Quartet
Up and Coming John Abercrombie: guitar Marc Copland: piano Drew Gress: double bass Joey Baron: drums Guitarist John Abercrombie—who has recorded as a leader for ECM since 1974—returns with a second album by his quartet featuring kindred-spirit piano foil Marc ...

Prez-ident's Day: Lester Young

Prez-ident's Day: Lester Young

One of finest recorded versions of One O'Clock Jump features Count Basie at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. It's on the album Count Basie at Newport (Verve) and includes powerhouse solos by tenor saxophonists Lester ("Prez") Young and Illinois Jacquet, and trumpeter Roy Eldridge. Since today is President's Day, what better way to celebrate than by ...

Gong Expresso Feat. Gong Alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen And Hansford Rowe To Release New Album Decadence

Gong Expresso Feat. Gong Alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen And Hansford Rowe To Release New Album Decadence

Hansford Rowe's HRIII merges with Gong Expresso! Gong alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe join HRIII guitarist Julien Sandiford for the recording of the new album by Gong Expresso titled Decadence. Says Hansford, “ 'Decadence' is the title tune on the new Gong Expresso album. Here the word means 'falling away.' I hope this ...

Chicago II The Steven Wilson Remix Available Now From Rhino

Chicago II The Steven Wilson Remix Available Now From Rhino

More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago's second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. Although it never affected the record's popularity—it peaked at #4 on the album chart and spawned a trio of Top ...

Ben Markley Big Band - "Clockwise: The Music Of Cedar Walton" Featuring Terell Stafford - Release Date: February 17

Ben Markley Big Band - "Clockwise: The Music Of Cedar Walton"  Featuring Terell Stafford - Release Date: February 17

Pianist Ben Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as “Hindsight," “Bolivia," and “Holy Land," Markley brings ...

"Horizonte," 3rd Album By Brazilian Pianist/Composer David Feldman, Set For March 10 Release

"Horizonte," 3rd Album By Brazilian Pianist/Composer David Feldman, Set For March 10 Release

With his new album Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro-based pianist David Feldman has fully come into his own as a composer artfully extending the samba jazz tradition. Feldman introduces his superlative working trio with bassist André Vasconcellos and drummer Márcio Bahia, and welcomes two very special guests to the proceedings, the legendary guitarist/composer Toninho Horta and the ...

Harry Belafonte: 1949

Harry Belafonte: 1949

In late 1948, Harry Belafonte was having trouble finding work as an actor. At the time, he was performing with New York's American Negro Theater and studying at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in Greenwich Village. In a production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, he had to sing a song. He had ...

Rising Saxophonist Mike Casey Releases Debut Album "The Sound Of Surprise: Live At The Side Door”

Rising Saxophonist Mike Casey Releases Debut Album  "The Sound Of Surprise: Live At The Side Door”

Saxophonist and composer Mike Casey is proud to announce the February 7, 2017 release of his debut album The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door. Splitting his time between alto and tenor saxophone, Casey and his longtime trio present a fresh approach to the chordless saxophone trio format over the course of seven first-takes. ...

Art Farmer + John Coltrane

Art Farmer + John Coltrane

Riffs—short, repeated musical phrases—have always been potent because they have a way of crawling into your head and improving your ability to recall a song. They also are particularly effective at getting you to buy the record on which a catchy riff appears. The funny thing about great riffs is that you don't even know you're ...

Roland Hanna: Child of Gemini

Roland Hanna: Child of Gemini

While on tour in Europe in early 1971, the Roland Hanna Trio was invited to record at the MPS Studios in Villingen, Germany. The trio consisted of Roland Hanna on piano, Dave Holland on bass and Daniel Humair on drums. The result was Child of Gemini, a rare album that has just been reissued by MPS ...


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