ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is a German record label founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. Spanning the gamut from jazz to classical and various hybrids thereof, ECM has been at the forefront of contemporary music since its inception and has also been long known for its meticulous recordings and distinctive cover art. More information can be found here.
My goal in maintaining this blog is to provide a subjective and open forum for all things ECM. Eventually, I hope to review every album released on the ECM and ECM New Series imprints and will be using this blog primarily for that purpose. I will be proceeding as chronologically as I am able, though the order of reviews will also depend on what I am listening to at the time and on the trajectory of future releases.
I am indebted to Paul Geffen and his ECM Discography for providing essential information regarding recording dates and locations whenever liner notes were not present.
The header images are my own. All album covers are the property of ECM.