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  • Miroslav Vitous Group Miroslav Vitous Group Quick View

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    Miroslav Vitous Group

    Between 1979 and 1982, the Miroslav Vitouš Group was the primary outlet for the abundant improvisational skills of leader Vitouš and John Surman. They made three ECM albums: this eponymously-titled disc from 1980 is the middle one. Vitouš and Surman were well-matched in lots of ways, with roots and influences that extended beyond jazz, a love of playing freely, a commitment to using all the sound potential of their respective instruments: Surman singing at the top of the baritone sax's range to match Miroslav's fiddle-like arco flourishes on the double bass. The redoubtable Jon Christensen shared their passion for playing, as did Kenny Kirkland, just 24 at the time of this session, on his way to becoming one of modern jazz's outstanding pianists. Repertoire includes classic Miroslav pieces ("When Face Gets Pale"), collective improvising, and an early sighting of Surman's relentlessly driving "Number Six".


    Musicians:

    Miroslav Vitous (bass)

    John Surman (soprano and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet)

    Kenny Kirkland (piano)

    Jon Christensen (drums)


    Recorded July 1980

    1. When Face Gets Pale
    2. Second Meeting
    3. Number Six
    4. Inner Peace
    5. Interplay
    6. Gears
    7. Sleeping Beauty
    8. Eagle
    Miroslav Vitous Group
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    New York Days

    New York Days features Italy's highly inventive jazz musicians Enrico Rava and protÉgÉ Stefano Bollani,
    together with three leading American jazzmen: master drummer Paul Motian, bassist Larry Grenadier,
    and, in his ECM debut, saxophonist Mark Turner. A magical European/American collaboration, recorded in the jazz capital of the world.


    The album is both a transatlantic project and a kind of 'homecoming'. Rava found his musical direction
    while living in New York in the late 60s/early 70s. Since then an increasingly 'Italian' lyricism has also
    made itself felt in his playing. Rava's soulful trumpet is strongly contrasted with the lean, analytical playing of Mark Turner. Bollani's playful harmonic imagination shapes bridges between them. Larry Grenadier is "present and focused in "every moment" as Rava says, and Paul Motian is as idiosyncratically creative as ever.


    The Rava/Bollani/Motian trio album of 2004, Tati was a popular and critical success. New York Days,
    take the combination to the next level.

    1. Lulù
    2. Improvisation I
    3. Outsider
    4. Certi Angoli Segreti
    5. Interiors
    6. Thank You, Come Again
    7. Count Dracula
    8. Luna Urbana
    9. Improvisation II
    10. Lady Orlando

    11. Blancasnow
    Enrico Rava
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    Barzakh

    Available for the first time on 180-gram vinyl, Barzakh (recorded 1990), was the ECM debut of Tunisian oud master
    Anouar Brahem - an album that immediately captured the attention of press and public with its gracefulness and
    authority. Beyond the improvisatory brilliance, Barzakh gave notice also of Brahem's gift for writing arresting
    themes and luminous melody, as illustrated on so many of the pieces here.
    1. Raf Raf
    2. Barzakh
    3. Sadir
    4. Ronda
    5. Hou
    6. Sarandib
    7. Souga
    8. Parfum De Gitane
    9. Bou Naouara
    10. Kerkenah
    11. La Nuit Des Yeux
    12. Le BelvÉdère AssiÉge
    13. Qaf
    Anouar Brahem
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  • Danca Das Cabecas Danca Das Cabecas Quick View

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    Danca Das Cabecas

    Danca Das Cabecas (Portuguese for Dance of the Heads) is an album by Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist Egberto Gismonti recorded in 1976 and released on the ECM label. The album was Gismonti's first for the European label, establishing the beginnings of a long and productive association.


    Musicians:

    Egberto Gismonti (8-String Guitar, Piano, Wood Flutes, Voice)

    Nana Vasconcelos (Percussion, Berimbau, Corpo, Voice)


    1. Quarto Mundo #1
    2. Danca Das Cabecas
    3. Aguas Luminosas
    4. Celebracao De Nupcias
    5. Quarto Mundo #2
    6. Tango
    7. Bambuzal
    8. Fe Cega Faga Amolada
    9. Danca Solitaria
    Egberto Gismonti
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    Silent Light

    Miller's ECM debut has an international feel: the Latin influence of his heritage strong in such pieces as "Baden", an early 20th-century Parisian air on "Le Pont" and the evocation of Celtic tunes on "Valium". Miller has long been known as Sting's right-hand man on guitar and a hushed instrumental take on "Fields of Gold" appears here. Miller has also worked with the likes of The Chieftains, Plácido Domingo and Paul Simon who points out Miller's "beautiful touch" in the album's liner note.
    1. What You Didn't Say
    2. Urban Waltz
    3. Water

    4. Baden

    5. En passant

    6. Angel

    7. Chaos Theory
    8. Fields Of Gold

    9. Tisane

    10. Valium

    11. Le pont
    Dominic Miller
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    Officium

    THE LONG-AWAITED 180GM VINYL RELEASE OF:

    Jan Garbarek

    The Hilliard Ensemble

    Officium


    Jan Garbarek soprano, tenor saxophones

    The Hilliard Ensemble :

    David James countertenor

    Rogers Covey-Crump tenor

    John Potter tenor

    Gordon Jones baritone

    1. Parce mihi domine / Christóbal de Morales
    2. Primo tempore / Anonymous
    3. Sanctus/ Anonymous
    4. Regnantem sempiterna / Anonymous
    5. O salutaris hostia / Pierre de la Rue
    6. Procedentem sponsum / Anonymous
    7. Pulcherrima rosa / Anonymous
    8. Parce mihi domine / Christóbal de Morales
    9. Beata viscera Magister / Perotinus
    10. De spineto nata rosa /Anonymous
    11. Credo / Anonymous
    12. Ave maris stella / Guillaume Dufay
    13. Virgo flagellator / Anonymous
    14. Oratio leremiae / Anonymous
    15. Parce mihi domine / Christóbal de Morales
    Garbarek/Hilliard Ensemble
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  • Small Town Small Town Quick View

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    Small Town

    Small Town presents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York's hallowed Village Vanguard. Frisell made his debut as a leader for ECM in 1983 with the similarly intimate In Line. The guitarist's rich history with the label also includes multiple recordings by his iconic cooperative trio with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano, culminating in Time and Time Again in 2007. Small Town begins with a tribute to Motian in the form of a searching, 11-minute interpretation of the late drummer's composition "It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago," the duo's counterpoint yielding a hushed power. Morgan has appeared on several ECM albums of late, as bassist of choice for Tomasz Stanko, Jakob Bro, David Virelles, Giovanni Guidi and Masabumi Kikuchi. Small Town sees Frisell and Morgan pay homage to jazz elder Lee Konitz with his "Subconscious Lee," and there are several country/blues-accented Frisell originals, including the hauntingly melodic title track. The duo caps the set with an inimitable treatment of John Barry's famous James Bond theme "Goldfinger."
    1. It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago
    2. Subconcious Lee
    3. Andrew Cyrille
    4. Wildwood Flower
    5. Small Town
    6. What A Party
    7. Poet - Pearl
    8. Goldfinger
    Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan
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  • Cross My Palm With Silver Cross My Palm With Silver Quick View

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    Cross My Palm With Silver

    A year after his impressionistic, critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence, trumpeter Avishai Cohen's Cross My Palm With Silver introduces a program of new pieces which put the focus on the ensemble, on teamwork, with a quartet of the highest caliber. The adroit, almost telepathic interplay among the musicians allows Avishai Cohen to soar, making it clear why he is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene.


    All of these people together are my dream team, says the charismatic trumpeter of fellow players Yonathan Avishai, Barak Mori and Nasheet Waits, who share his sense for daring improvisation and his feeling for structure. I feel we're in a perfect place with the balance. It's open and there's so much room for the improvisation to take the music any place we can. At the same time, the composition is very specific and the vibe is very direct and thought about.


    As with Into The Silence, Cross My Palm With Silver was produced by Manfred Eicher at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France.


    Musicians:

    Avishai Cohen (trumpet)

    Yonathan Avishai (piano)

    Barak Mori (bass)

    Nasheet Waits (drums)

    1. Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?
    2. Theme for Jimmy Greene
    3. 340 Down
    4. Shoot Me In The Leg
    5. 50 Years And Counting
    Avishai Cohen
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    Contrasts

    Dave Holland always described Sam Rivers' groups as his finishing school. It was Sam who instructed him to play "all the music" - inside, outside, atonal, swing, blues, and all the hues of the jazz and chamber music traditions. By the time of Contrasts, Rivers and Holland had been working together consistently for seven years (with Dave's Conference of the Birds at the start of the story), a powerhouse combination of multi-reeds and double bass. Of the drummers who passed through the line-up, Thurman Barker was one of the most creative, rippling across drum kit and marimba. Young trombone innovator George Lewis had already worked with Holland and Barker in Anthony Braxton groups. For Contrasts everyone was fired up and ready to play.


    Musicians:

    Sam Rivers (soprano and tenor saxophones, flute)

    George Lewis (trombone)

    Dave Holland (bass)

    Thurman Barker (drums, marimba)


    Recorded December 1979

    1. Circles
    2. Zip
    3. Solance
    4. Verve
    5. Dazzle
    6. Images
    7. Lines
    Sam Rivers
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    Five Years Later

    "Something special happens when they play together" observed Robert Palmer in the New York Times, and the participants concurred. "Playing with John is one of my favourite things to do," said Ralph Towner. "I can play as much as when playing solo, and still get to ply my skills as accompanist. John is such an amazing person to play with that, even when he's playing intensely or aggressively, we somehow fit together and there's really no way that we could collide." On Five Years Later, follow-up to their debut duo disc Sargasso Sea, their improvisations draw on a wider sonic palette, to telling effect.


    Musicians:

    John Abercrombie (acoustic and electric guitars, electric 12-string guitar, mandolin guitar)

    Ralph Towner (12-string and classical guitar)


    Recorded March 1981

    1. Late Night Passenger
    2. Isla
    3. Half Past Two
    4. Microtheme
    5. Caminata
    6. The Juggler's Etude
    7. Bumabia
    8. Child's Play
    Ralph Towner & John Abercrombie
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    Cartography

    A shifting cast of characters, with live sampling man and album co-producer Jan Bang at the centre, provides a series of soundscapes, an ambient-experimental map of moods, for the uniquely liquid, singing trumpet lines of Arve Henriksen to scale and explore. Some tracks are recorded live in concert, others are studio creations. Singer David Sylvian reads his own poetry on two cuts.


    Musicians:


    Arve Henriksen - trumpets, voice, field recording

    Jan Bang - live sampling, samples, beats, programming, bass line, dictaphone, organ samples, arrangement

    Audun Kleive - percussion, drums

    David Sylvian - voice, samples, programming

    Helge Sunde - string arrangement and programming

    Eivind Aarset - guitars

    Lars Danielsson - double-bass

    Erik HonorÉ - synthesizer, samples, field recordings, choir samples

    Arnaud Mercier - treatments

    Trio Mediaeval - voice sample

    VÉrène Andronikof - vocals

    Vytas Sondeckis - vocal arrangement

    Anna Maria Friman - voice

    Ståle Storløkken - synthesizer, samples

    1. Poverty And Its Opposite
    2. Before And Afterlife
    3. Migration
    4. From Birth
    5. Ouija
    6. Recording Angel
    7. Assembly
    8. Loved One
    9. The Unremarkable Child
    10. Famine's Ghost
    11. Thermal
    12. Sorrow And Its Opposite
    Arve Henriksen
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    Midwest


    Mathias Eick trumpet

    Gjermund Larsen violin

    Jon Balke piano

    Mats Eilertsen double bass

    Helge Norbakken percussion



    Mathias Eick reflects on distances travelled in this intensely melodic set of original compositions, which makes an imaginative journey from Hem, the tiny Norwegian village where the trumpeter grew up, to the vast plains of Dakota in the American Midwest. It was to the Midwest that hundreds of thousands of Norwegians travelled by sea in the 19th and early 20th centuries - and naturally they took their music with them. In similar spirit Eick, a Norwegian improviser-composer strongly influenced by North American jazz, here reintegrates some of the colours and textures of his native folk music in these newly-created pieces. In the frontline of the line-up featured here he is partnered by the brilliant violinist Gjermund Larsen, whose roots are in the Norwegian folk tradition. Trumpet and violin exchange lines and soar together above a brilliant rhythm section with Jon Balke at his most lyrical, Helge Norbakken periodically finding pulses that can suggest tribal drumming or buffalo hooves, and the resourceful Mats Eilertsen helping to drive the music forward. The original inspiration for the album was sparked by a gruelling North American tour: "I'd been out on the road for a long time and was feeling homesick. Then we reached the area called the Midwest and I suddenly felt as if I was home. I had a sense of why the early settlers would want to build their farms there. It reminded me very much of parts of Norway."

    1. Midwest
    2. Hem
    3. March
    4. At Sea
    5. Dakota
    6. Lost
    7. Fargo
    8. November
    Mathias Eick
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    Danse

    The band members share equal responsibilities for the music's unfolding, and the bass's gravitational pull coupled with the intense percussive detail are crucial to the range of emotions the music can convey. Gentle but insistent rhythms can trigger seismic musical events.


    Musicians:

    Colin Vallon - Piano

    Patrice Moret - Double Bass

    Julian Sartorius - Drums

    1. Sisyphe
    2. Tsunami
    3. Smile
    4. Danse
    5. L'Onde
    6. Oort
    7. Kid
    8. Reste
    9. Tinguely
    10. Morn
    11. Reste (Var.)
    Colin Vallon / Patrice Moret / Julian Sartorius
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  • Romaria Romaria Quick View

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    Romaria

    Andy Sheppard's quartet extends the musical explorations begun on the 2015 release Surrounded By Sea, an
    album praised by TÉlÉrama for its "poignant serenity." In this new program of compositions by Sheppard (plus the
    title track by Brazilian singer-songwriter Renato Teixeira), the drones and washes of Eivind Aarset's guitar and
    electronics - aided by the generous acoustics of Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI - help to establish a climate in
    which improvisation can take place.
    1. And A Day ...
    2. Thirteen
    3. Romaria
    4. They Came From The North
    5. Pop
    6. With Every Flower That Falls
    7. All Becomes Again
    8. Forever ...
    Andy Sheppard Quartet
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    The Dreamer Is The Dream

    For his third ECM album as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM's many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone - the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation - in the striking opener Heart in Hand and such album highlights as Yasodhara, as well as on soprano sax (Memory and Desire) and bass clarinet (the title track).


    Potter is an artist who employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle, says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album. Along with his previous ECM releases, Imaginary Cities and The Sirens, he has appeared on some of the label's most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian's classic Lost in a Dream and Dave Holland's Grammy Award-winning What Goes Around.


    Musicians:

    Chris Potter (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, clarinet, ilimba, flute, samples)

    David Virelles (piano, celeste)

    Joe Martin (double bass)

    Marcus Gilmore (drums, percussion)

    1. Heart in Hand
    2. Ilimba
    3. The Dreamer Is the Dream
    4. Memory and Desire
    5. Yasodhara
    6. Sonic Anomaly
    Chris Potter / David Virelles / Joe Martin / Marcus Gilmore
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  • In Movement In Movement Quick View

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    In Movement

    Fifty years ago, as a guest with John Coltrane's group, Jack DeJohnette played with the fathers of Ravi Coltrane
    and Matthew Garrison. But for all the wealth of historical reference, this adventurous trio is a band in movement,
    taking the music forward. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to
    DeJohnette's driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping
    electronics.
    LP 1
    1. Alabama
    2. In Movement
    3. Two Jimmys
    4. Blue In Green


    LP 2
    1. Serpentine Fire
    2. Lydia
    3. Rashied
    4. Soulful Ballad

    Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison
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    Timeless

    Timeless is jazz guitarist John Abercrombie's debut studio album as leader. The album was recorded on June 21-22, 1974 and released in 1975 via ECM label.


    Musicians:

    John Abercrombie - Guitar

    Jan Hammer - Organ, Synthesizer, Piano

    Jack DeJohnette - Drums

    1. Lungs
    2. Love Song
    3. Ralph's Piano Waltz
    4. Red And Orange
    5. Remembering
    6. Timeless
    John Abercrombie
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    Llyria

    'Llyria' is the third album from Nik BÄrtsch's Ronin and follows on from 'Stoa' and 'Holon', the ECM recordings that established the exciting young Swiss band on the international scene. Leader and pianist Nik BÄrtsch's modular pieces still define the context of the group's music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation.


    The music has become more open, moving on from its early Zen funk and ritual groove music formulas. Reed player Sha shines brightly here, and lyrical melodic themes make themselves felt. But this is, Nik BÄrtsch suggests, more than its predecessors a drummer's record. Its beats are lovingly crafted by Kaspar Rast and percussionist Andi Pupato.

    LP1
    1. Modul 48
    2. Modul 52
    3. Modul 55
    4. Modul 47


    LP2
    1. Modul 53
    2. Modul 51
    3. Modul 49_44

    Nik Bartsch's Ronin
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    Crystal Silence

    The Corea/Burton duo was brought together by producer Manfred Eicher, and Crystal Silence brought a new chamber music sensibility into jazz improvisation, distinguished by an effervescence of melody and countermelody, with synchronized cascades of sound in continually changing harmonic movement. Stereo: "Crystal Silence is an album of extraordinary musicianship and rare beauty rarely do we hear an album of such consistent excellence and originality." Recorded 1972.
    1. Senor Mouse
    2. Arise, Her Eyes
    3. I'm Your Pal
    4. Desert Air
    5. Crystal Silence
    6. Falling Grace
    7. Feeling And Things
    8. Children's Song
    9. What Game Shall We Play Today
    Gary Burton & Chick Corea
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    Waves

    Waves is the seventh album by Norwegian jazz guitarist Terje Rypdal recorded in 1977 and released on the ECM label.


    Musicians:

    Terje Rypdal (Electric Guitar, RMI Keyboard Computer, ARP Synthesizer)

    Palle Mikkelborg (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, RMI, Tac Piano, Ringmodulator)

    Sveinung Hovensjø (6-String Electric Bass, 4-String Electric Bass)

    Jon Christensen (Drums, Percussion)

    1. Per Ulv
    2. Karusell
    3. Stenskoven
    4. Waves
    5. The Dain Curse
    6. Charisma
    Terje Rypdal
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    American Garage

    180 Gram Vinyl


    The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which was simultaneously breaking into mass-market acceptance and away from the contemplative ECM stereotype. The arrangements are more structured, the playing often more intense and searching, with a more pronounced rock influence.


    On the title track, Metheny digs in and displays some authoritative rock-oriented licks and intensity, and the rhythms on The Search have a slight, at times asymmetrical Latin feeling. The nearly 13-minute The Epic finds the Metheny group developing some real combustion in the improvised sections as Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb grow tighter as a unit.

    1. (Cross The) Heartland
    2. Airstream
    3. The Search
    4. American Garage
    5. The Epic
    Pat Metheny
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    Up And Coming

    Guitarist John Abercrombie - who has recorded as a leader for ECM since 1974 - returns with a second album by this quartet. Similar virtues of lyrical melody and harmonic/rhythmic subtlety are apparent with even more emphasis on the enduring values of song. The album showcases Abercrombie's liquid phrasing and glowing tone, with melodic flow the guiding light.


    Musicians:

    John Abercrombie - Guitar

    Marc Copeland - Piano

    Drew Gress - Double Bass

    Joey Baron - Drums

    1. Joy
    2. Flipside
    3. Sunday School
    4. Up And Coming
    5. Tears
    6. Silver Circle
    7. Nardis
    8. Jumbles
    John Abercrombie
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    Rising Grace

    Wolfgang Muthspiel - whom The New Yorker has called "a shining light" among today's jazz guitarists - made his ECM leader debut in 2014 with the trio disc Driftwood, featuring him alongside two longtime colleagues, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade. For his follow-up - Rising Grace - the Austrian guitarist has convened a very special quintet, adding jazz luminary Brad Mehldau on piano and the outstanding young trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire to the subtly virtuosic Grenadier/Blade rhythm section.


    Muthspiel moves between electric guitar and classically tinged acoustic six-string, his playing by turns grooving ("Boogaloo") and enchanting ("Rising Grace"). The lyrical flights of Akinmusire's trumpet and the probing improvisations of Mehldau run through Muthspiel's rich set of compositions like golden threads, the tracks including a warm tribute to a late, great ECM artist, Kenny Wheeler ("Den Wheeler, Den Kenny"). Rising Grace also includes a deeply melodious piece that Mehldau composed especially for the album, "Wolfgang's Waltz."


    Musicians:

    Wolfgang Muthspiel - Guitar

    Ambrose Akinmusire - Trumpet

    Brad Mehldau - Piano

    Larry Grenadier - Double Bass

    Brian Blade - Drums

    1. Rising Grace
    2. Intensive Care
    3. Triad Song
    4. Father And Sun
    5. Wolfgang's Waltz
    6. Superonny
    7. Boogaloo
    8. Den Wheeler, Den Kenny
    9. Ending Music
    10. Oak
    Wolfgang Muthspiel
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    American Garage

    Import


    The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which was simultaneously breaking into mass-market acceptance and away from the contemplative ECM stereotype. The arrangements are more structured, the playing often more intense and searching, with a more pronounced rock influence.


    On the title track, Metheny digs in and displays some authoritative rock-oriented licks and intensity, and the rhythms on The Search have a slight, at times asymmetrical Latin feeling. The nearly 13-minute The Epic finds the Metheny group developing some real combustion in the improvised sections as Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb grow tighter as a unit.

    1. (Cross The) Heartland
    2. Airstream
    3. The Search
    4. American Garage
    5. The Epic
    Pat Metheny
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