Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 78

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 78 ECM 1509 Egberto Gismonte Group “Musica de Sobreviviencia” 1993. Jaques Morelenbaum, cello, bottle; Egberto Gismonti, piano, guitar, flute; Nando Carneiro, synthesizer, guitar, caxixi; Zeca Assumpcao, bass, rainwood. Gismonte is a special talent. From Brazil, he was a child prodigy on piano and brought his immense talent to the Guitar […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 77

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 77 ECM 1504 The Hilliard Ensemble “Codex Specialnik” 1993. Gregorian Chant for several hours. Well done but man…its just too much. ECM 1505 Arvo Part “Te Deum” 1993. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste, conductor; Arvo Part, composer. Solemn Sacred Choral piece. Fantastic signature composition for him. […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 76

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 76 ECM 1500 Jan Garbarek Group “Twelve Moons” 1993. Jan Garbarek, sax; Rainer Bruninghaus, keyboards; Eberhard Weber, bass; Manu Katche, drums; Marilyn Mazur, percussion; Mari Boine, Agnes Buen Garnas, vocals. This group’s previous record was in 1990 “I took up the runes”. At that time they were already Euro rock […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 75

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 75 ECM 1495 Sarah Leonard/Christopher Bowers-Broadbent “Gorecki/Satie/Milhaud/Bryars 1993. More Organ from Lucerne Switzerland, this time with a soprano voice. Some of my favorite modern composers here. Slow moving, profound and heavy, this recording is hard to take until you’re in the mood, which I wasn’t at the moment. Excellent capture […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 74

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 74 ECM 1489 John Abercrombie/Dan Wall/Adam Nussbaum “While We Were Young” 1993. Dan Wall, Hammond organ; John Abercrombie, guitar; Adam Nussbaum, drums. Recorded at New York’s Power Station June 1992. This is an organ trio. That combo is usually driven by the Organist but here it’s clearly a guitar driven […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 73

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 73 ECM 1484 Hal Russell “Hal’s Bells” 1992. Hal Russell, tenor, soprano sax, trumpet, musette, drums, vibes, bass marimba, congas, gongs, bells, percussion, voice. Solo overdub recording from Oslo in 1992. Not to be confused with AC/DC. This is some odd shit. It meanders from one vibe to the next […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 72

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 72 ECM 1479 Parnasso Quartet “Jens-Peter Ostendorf String Quartet “ 1993. Parnasso Quartet: Hans-Georg Deneke, Ingrid Goltl, violin; Thomas Oepen, viola; Michael Katzenmaier, cello; Jens-Peter Ostendorf, composer. Recorded 1989 in Hamburg Germany, Modern string quartet compositions that are way outside the box. This is spectacular modern music. So many details […]

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 71

Fretshop Retrospective ECM records day 71 ECM 1474 Terje Rypdal “QED” 1993. Terje Rypdal, electric guitar; + Borealis Ensemble: Lasse Rosning, piccolo trumpet; Vidar Aarset, Jan Olav Martinsen, French horn; Inger-Johanne Qestby, flute; Per Hannisdal, bassoon; Leif Arne Pedersen, clarinet; Kjell Arne Joergensen, Eileen Siegel, violin; Marja-Liisa Rissanen, Are Sandbakken, viola; Kari Ravnan, Bjorn Solum, […]

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 […]