ECM by the Decades: The 1990s

On April 9, 2018, WKCR DJ Andrew Castillo and I presented the third in our five-part series, “ECM by the Decades,” focusing this time on the 1990s. The episode is now available to listen by clicking the PLAY button below. You may also download the full episode by clicking here. Scroll down for a full playlist, including links to my reviews of each album:

LEAD-IN
Jan Garbarek
RITES (ECM 1685/86)
“Rites”

[INTRO @ 00:08:25]

00:15:02
Kenny Wheeler Quintet
The Widow In The Window (ECM 1417)
“Ma Belle Hélène”

00:23:42
Dino Saluzzi Group
Mojotoro (ECM 1447)
“Lustrin”

00:30:00
Don Cherry
Dona Nostra (ECM 1448)
“What Reason Could I Give”

00:33:45
Trevor Watts/Moiré Music Drum Orchestra
Wider Embrace (ECM 1449)
“Southern Memories”

[BREAK @ 00:41:39]

00:45:27
John Surman
Adventure Playground (ECM 1463)
“As If We Knew”

00:52:54
Charles Lloyd
Notes From Big Sur (ECM 1465)
“Requiem”

01:00:54
Arild Andersen/Ralph Towner
If You Look Far Enough (ECM 1493)
“For All We Know”

[BREAK @ 01:04:56]

01:10:30
Peter Erskine/Palle Danielsson/John Taylor
You Never Know (ECM 1497)
“Evans Above”

01:16:48
Bobo Stenson Trio
Reflections (ECM 1516)
“Reflections in D”

01:22:12
Ketil Bjørnstad/David Darling/Terje Rypdal/Jon Christensen
The Sea (ECM 1545)
“The Sea II”

[BREAK @ 01:29:40]

01:33:27
Terje Rypdal
If Mountains Could Sing (ECM 1554)
“The Return Of Per Ulv”

01:38:24
Jack DeJohnette
Dancing With Nature Spirits (ECM 1558)
“Anatolia”

01:50:33
Nils Petter Molvær
Khmer (ECM 1560)
“Access / Song of Sand I”

[BREAK @ 01:56:26]

01:59:33
Jan Garbarek
Visible World (ECM 1585)
“Red Wind”

02:03:21
Misha Alperin
North Story (ECM 1596)
“North Story”

02:08:45
Tomasz Stanko
Leosia (ECM 1603)
“Morning Heavy Song”

[BREAK @ 02:15:23]

02:17:50
Kenny Wheeler
Angel Song (ECM 1607)
“Nicolette”

02:26:19
Ralph Towner
ANA (ECM 1611)
“The Reluctant Bride”

02:30:43
Dino Saluzzi
Cité de la Musique (ECM 1616)
“Gorrión”

[BREAK @ 02:34:02]

02:35:52
Christian Wallumrød Trio
No Birch (ECM 1628)
“The Birch 2”

02:39:00
Charles Lloyd
Voice In The Night (ECM 1674)
“Homage”

02:48:22
Vassilis Tsabropoulos/Arild Andersen/John Marshall
Achirana (ECM 1728)
“Fable”

[CLOSING REMARKS @ 02:56:40]

LEAD-OUT
Arild Andersen
Hyperborean (ECM 1631)
“Patch Of Light I”

ECM by the Decades: Third Installment on April 9

Join me and host Andrew Castillo once again tomorrow night (April 9) on WKCR’s Jazz Alternatives program, from 6-9pm EST. We’re continuing where we left off, moving on to era-defining gems of the ECM catalog from the 1990s. Click the logo below to be directed to the WKCR website, where you may stream us live by clicking the “LISTEN” icon on the top-right corner of the screen. Even if you’re unable to tune in, we will be archiving the program here for future streaming and downloads.

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ECM by the Decades: Schedule Change

Please note that there will be no “ECM by the Decades” show as originally scheduled on March 26. The last two shows have been rescheduled for April 9 (covering the 1990s) and May 7 (covering the 2000s). The reason for this change is actually ECM-related, as that night I’ll be covering the John Abercrombie tribute concert in New York City for All About Jazz. Stay tuned, on all fronts!

ECM by the Decades: The 1980s

On March 12, 2018, WKCR DJ Andrew Castillo and I presented the second in our five-part series, “ECM by the Decades,” focusing this time on the 1980s. The episode is now available to listen by clicking the PLAY button below. You may also download the full episode by clicking hereThere were some microphone issues during my introductory remarks, so the volume is rather low in that portion alone. Scroll down for a full playlist, including links to my reviews of each album:

LEAD-IN
Hajo Weber/Ulrich Ingenbold
Winterreise (ECM 1235)
“Karussell”

[INTRO @ 00:07:24]
(Please excuse the microphone issues here…)

00:11:54
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Full Force (ECM 1167)
“Old Time Southside Street Dance”

00:17:03
Eberhard Weber
Little Movements (ECM 1186)
“‘No Trees?’ He Said”

00:22:03
Rainer Brüninghaus
Freigeweht (ECM 1187)
“Stufen”

00:30:21
Steve Eliovson
Dawn Dance (ECM 1198)
“Venice”

[BREAK @ 00:36:51]

00:43:16
David Darling
Cycles (ECM 1219)
“Cycle Song”

00:50:18
Mike Nock
Ondas (ECM 1220)
“Doors”

00:56:40
Paul Motian Band
Psalm (ECM 1222)
“Psalm”

[BREAK @ 01:03:27]

01:12:15
Dewey Redman Quartet
The Struggle Continues (ECM 1225)
“Joie De Vivre”

01:20:42
Chick Corea
Trio Music (ECM 1232/33)
“Eronel”

01:25:17
Bill Frisell
In Line (ECM 1241)
“Throughout”

[BREAK @ 01:32:04]

01:36:54
Steve Tibbetts
Safe Journey (ECM 1270)
“Test”

01:43:07
Everyman Band
Without Warning (ECM 1290)
“Patterns Which Connect”

01:48:30
Marc Johnson
Bass Desires (ECM 1299)
“Samurai Hee-Haw”

[BREAK @ 01:56:09]

01:59:09
Gary Burton Quintet
Whiz Kids (ECM 1329)
“Yellow Fever”

02:05:52
Enrico Rava/Dino Saluzzi Quintet
Volver (ECM 1343)
“Minguito”

02:17:05
Oregon
Ecotopia (ECM 1354)
“ReDial”

[BREAK @ 02:22:59]

02:27:04
The Paul Bley Quartet
s/t (ECM 1365)
“One In Four”

02:36:31
First House
Cantilena (ECM 1393)
“Cantilena”

02:39:57
Dave Holland Quartet
Extensions (ECM 1410)
“The Oracle”

ECM by the Decades: Second Installment Tonight

Please join me and host Andrew Castillo tonight on WKCR’s Jazz Alternatives program, from 6-9pm EST. We’re continuing where we left off, exploring some hidden (and some not-so-hidden) gems of the ECM catalog from the 1980s. Click the logo below to be directed to the WKCR website, where you will find more information about tonight’s program, and where you may stream us live by clicking the “LISTEN” icon on the top-right corner of the screen. Note: there will be no fundraising interruptions this time around, so listen with confidence! And even if you’re unable to tune in, we will be archiving the program here for future streaming and downloads.

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ECM by the Decades: Upcoming Shows

Thank you all who tuned in for my first of four “ECM by the Decades” radio shows on WKCR. Host Andrew Castillo and I will continue our saga through the label on March 12, April 9, and April 23. For those of you who joined us live during the first show, you will be pleased to know that the station’s fundraising efforts for this cycle are complete and that our show will no longer be interrupted. I am grateful for your patience the first time around. We’ll be on the air next Monday from 6-9pm EST, streamling live on the station website here. A podcast version will also appear on this website soon thereafter.

ECM by the Decades: The 1970s

On February 26, 2018, WKCR DJ Andrew Castillo and I presented the first in our five-part series, “ECM by the Decades.” The inaugural episode is now available to listen by clicking the PLAY button below. You may also download the full episode by clicking here. Scroll down for a full playlist, including links to my reviews of each album:

LEAD-IN
Barre Phillips
Mountainscapes (ECM 1076)
“Mountainscape VII”

[INTRO @ 00:03:18]

00:11:02
The Music Improvisation Company
s/t (ECM 1005)
“Dragon Path”

00:21:22
Stenson/Andersen/Christensen
Underwear (ECM 1012)
“Underwear”

00:28:57
Gary Burton
The New Quartet (ECM 1030)
“Mallet Man”

00:36:06
Ralph Towner
Diary (ECM 1032)
“Icarus”

00:42:18
Bennie Maupin
The Jewel In The Lotus (ECM 1043)
“Past Is Past”

00:46:09
John Abercrombie
Timeless (ECM 1047)
“Red And Orange”

00:51:31
Steve Kuhn
Trance (ECM 1052)
“Trance”

[BREAK @ 00:57:24]

01:01:58
Arild Andersen
Clouds In My Head (ECM 1059)
“305 W 18 St”

01:05:46
Collin Walcott
Cloud Dance (ECM 1062)
“Prancing”

01:09:08
Enrico Rava
The Pilgrim And The Stars (ECM 1063)
“Parks”

01:10:53
Tomasz Stanko
Balladyna (ECM 1071)
“First Song”

01:18:32
Edward Vesala
Nan Madol
(ECM 1077)
“Areous Vlor Ta”

01:31:14
Jack DeJohnette
Pictures (ECM 1079)
“Picture 6”

[BREAK @ 01:39:06]

01:44:02
Jack DeJohnette
New Rags (ECM 1103)
“Steppin’ Thru”

01:54:25
Art Lande and Rubisa Patrol
Desert Marauders (ECM 1106)
“Livre (Near The Sky)”

01:58:14
Bill Connors
Of Mist And Melting (ECM 1120)
“Café Vue”

02:04:15
Miroslav Vitous
First Meeting (ECM 1145)
“Silver Lake”

02:14:39
Sam Rivers
Contrasts (ECM 1162)
“Zip”

[CLOSING REMARKS @ 02:19:17]

“ECM by the Decades” on WKCR

Please join me and host Andrew Castillo tonight on WKCR’s Jazz Alternatives program, where I’ll be your guest for five shows to present “ECM by the Decades.” Each program has been specially curated by myself to reflect the more obscure and hidden gems of the ECM catalog, decade by decade. Tonight, from 6-9pm EST, we’ll be exploring the label’s formative forays of the 1970s. Click the logo below to be directed to the WKCR website, where you will find more information about tonight’s program, and where you may stream us live by clicking the “LISTEN” icon on the top-right corner of the screen. Even if you’re unable to tune in, we will be archiving the program here for future streaming and downloads.

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