Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 70

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 70 ECM 1465 Charles Lloyd “Notes from Big Sur” 1992. Charles Lloyd, tenor sax; Bobo Stenson, piano; Anders Jormin, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums. Man, this is a great record. It’s Nightfly Jazz. The record you hear in the middle of the night from your AM car radio driving home from […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 69

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 69 ECM 1461 Edward Vesala Sound and Fury “Invisible Storm” 1992. Matti Riikonen, trumpet; Jorma Tapio, alto sax, bass clarinet, flute, percussion, bass flute; Jouni Kannisto, tenor sax, flute; Pepa Paivinen, tenor, baritone, soprano sax, flute, alto flute; Marko Ylonen, cello; Iro Haarla, piano, harp, keyboards; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Edward […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 68

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 68 ECM 1455 Hal Russell NRG Ensemble “The Finnish/Swiss Tour” 1991. Recorded at Jazz Festivals in Finland and Switzerland in 1991. Hal Russell, tenor, soprano sax, trumpet, vibes, drums; Mars Williams, tenor, soprano sax, didgeridoo; Brian Sandstrom, bass, trumpet, guitar; Kent Kessler, bass, bass guitar, didgeridoo; Steve Hunt, drums, vibes, […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 67

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 67 ECM 1450 Keith Jarrett “Bridge of Light” 1994. With the Fairfield Orchestra, Thomas Crawford conducting. OMG. This is really great stuff! I’ve gotten used to disliking anything non-jazz that Jarret has done, constantly accusing him of hubris. This record is beautiful. 20th Century beautiful orchestral music like Barber or […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 66

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 66 ECM 1445 Jon Balke w/ Oslo 13 “Nonsentration” 1992. Per Jorgensen, Nils Petter Molvaer, trumpet; Torbjorn Sunde, trombone; Morten Halle, alto sax; Tore Brunborg, Arne Frang, tenor sax; Jon Balke, keyboards; Audun Kleive, drums; Jon Christensen, drums, percussion; Miki N’Doye, Finn Sletten, percussion. Recorded in Oslo September 1990. What […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 65

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 65 ECM 1437 Mesqualero “Re-Enter” 1991. Nils Petter Molvaer, trumpet; Tore Brunborg, tenor, soprano sax; Arild Andersen, bass; Jon Christensen, drums, percussion. The bass/drums combo of Andersen and Christensen has been omnipresent since Afric Pepperbird in 1970, and they are joined at the hip; creative, inventive and always present to […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 64

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 64 ECM 1430 Arvo Part “Miserere” 1991. The Hilliard Ensemble and the Orchester Der Beethovenhalle Bonn perform yet another Arvo Part masterpiece. Recorded St Judes on the Hill London, and Beethovenhalle Bonn in Germany. This is a haunting, solemn piece. It’s profound and majestic. Perfect performance. It is Psalm 51 […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 63

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 63 ECM 1427 Stephen Micus “Darkness and Light” 1990. Fascinating record. Micus is mercurial and a singularly focused artist. He works by himself in a German studio outside the usual three day ECM regimen. His recordings use world instruments in non-contextual ways to create sounds and vibes that are familiar […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 62

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 62 ECM1424 Gavin Bryars “After the Requiem” 1991. Bryars is a bassist and here he enlists a huge group of folks including Bill Frisell on several tracks. It’s an orchestral record rather than jazz or other improvisational set. The compositions are slowly unfolding and pensive. They are lovely and profound […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 61

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 61 ECM 1420/1421 Keith Jarrett “Tribute” 1990. Live recording from Cologne Germany in 1989 of the “Standards Trio” of Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. By this time the trio has played a gazillion gigs and is psychically joined at the hip. I love […]