Arild Andersen Selected Recordings

Herbie Hancock - The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62 (2016)

Herbie Hancock - The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 140:44 min | 322 MB
Label: Acrobat | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

Herbie Hancock is an innovative and influential jazz pianist, keyboard player, bandleader and composer who has embraced other musical developments during his career, playing funk and using synthesisers as he explored beyond the scope of the post-bop style which he helped to define as a member of Miles Davis second great quintet from 1963.
Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) {Early Quartets ECM 2143/45 3CDs Boxset} [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) {Early Quartets ECM 2143/45 3CDs Boxset}
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Genre: Jazz

Box set in ECM’s acclaimed Old & New Masters series reintroduces Arild Andersen’s first three leader dates for the label – Clouds In My Head, Shimri, and Green Shading Into Blue. Recorded between 1975 and 1978, none of these albums has previously been issued on compact disc, and this edition is eagerly awaited. The music traces Andersen’s personal evolution from ‘free’-inclined bassist to bandleader-composer and introduces some players who would prove important for the future of the music – amongst them an 18-year-old Jon Balke on the “Clouds” session.
Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith, Paolo Vinaccia - Mira (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arild Andersen, Tommy Smith, Paolo Vinaccia - Mira (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:54 minutes | 1,39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and Italian expat drummer Paolo Vinaccia made waves around the world with their award-winning debut recording, the much lauded concert album Live at Belleville. Mira, the trio's studio follow-up, is a programme of soulful ballads and midtempo free-floating sound explorations, pairing Anderson’s muscular bass with Smith’s vaulting tenor in an exceptionally compelling blend.

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 6, 2016
Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}

Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XX}
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Genre: Jazz

In many ways, the last volume in the ECM Rarum series of artist-chosen retrospectives is also one of its finest. Jon Christensen is the label's drummer of drummers. He has played with virtually every major leader on the roster, and his fluid, enigmatic touch has graced ECM's most outstanding recordings. Christensen has the rapacious appetite of an Elvin Jones or Roy Haynes, but combines it with the wondrously light, dancer's touch of a Billy Higgins. The nine tracks here showcase Christensen's uncanny ability to adapt, color, and in some cases even drive the vision of a bandleader toward its flourish.

Arild Andersen - Hyperborean (1997) {ECM 1631}  

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 8, 2015
Arild Andersen - Hyperborean (1997) {ECM 1631}

Arild Andersen - Hyperborean (1997) {ECM 1631}
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Genre: Jazz, World Fusion

Arild Andersen's Hyperborean is based on an Ancient Greek legend: according to the myth, the Hyperboreans lived beyond the north winds, where the sun god Apollo presided. Andersen has created an impressive song cycle that draws from contemporary instrumental, European jazz, jazz-rock and the distinctive ECM production sound. Andersen's playing is typically tasteful and the compositions are unpredictable and evocative, making Hyperborean another worthy addition to his catalog.
Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}

Jack DeJohnette - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XII}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The Chicago-born master drummer hopes that his selection “will bring peace, warmth and joy to the listener”. The warm and joyful duo recording with Keith Jarrett that brought both DeJohnette and Jarrett to ECM in 1971 is reprised here - as are bright moments with Gateway, Mick Goodrick and a succession of Jack’s own bands – New Directions, Special Edition and Oneness, with soloists including Lester Bowie, David Murray and John Abercrombie.
Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum IX} [Repost]

Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum IX}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The Rarum series on the ECM label is unique in that it issues "best-of" compilations picked by the artists themselves. While this can be a double-edged sword (oftentimes what an artist and his or her own fans enjoy are two different things), in this case it turns out to be a blessing. Metheny is obviously a fine judge of his own work, both from artistic and popular points of view. The selections are accompanied by an album-by-album overview by Metheny in the liner notes.
Jan Garbarek - Selected Recordings (2002) [2CDs] {ECM rarum II} [Repost]

Jan Garbarek - Selected Recordings (2002) [2CDs] {ECM rarum II}
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Genre: Jazz

Jan Garbarek's music can be summed up in one simple word: meditation. Sure, the term is loaded with overtones, both good and bad. But do not confuse meditation with mindlessness: they are polar opposites. Garbarek's thirty years with ECM (as a leader and collaborator) have yielded hundreds of melodies which lead to an infinitely light state of inner peace. It's hard to imagine a more positive statement for a saxophone player who long ago decided to forsake flash-and-bang for "simpler" music with understated spiritual energy. And this two-disc set does Garbarek justice. Each disc runs in chronological order from about 1975 through 1995.

Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM rarum V}  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 18, 2015
Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM rarum V}

Bill Frisell - Selected Recordings (2002) {ECM rarum V}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Bill Frisell has made 14 sideman appearances on ECM but only three records as a leader on the label. His Rarum collection spans the 1980s, highlighting his earlier years. Paul Motian figures prominently in this story, as leader, composer, and sideman; "Mandeville," the leadoff track, is from 1981's Psalm, featuring Motian and Frisell with Joe Lovano, Billy Drewes, and Ed Schuller. Two more Motian tracks follow, then Jan Garbarek's "Singsong," which finds Frisell wailing. Tracks five through 11 feature Frisell as leader and composer: First there's the title cut from his 1982 debut, In Line, a multi-tracked acoustic piece, then three selections from Rambler and three more from Lookout for Hope.
Tomasz Stanko - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XVII}

Tomasz Stanko - Selected Recordings (2004) {ECM rarum XVII}
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Genre: Jazz

Polish composer and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's career has been long and varied – from working with the legendary Krzysztof Komeda in the 1950s and '60s, to his own work that ranges form hard bop to electronic improvisation. A wonderful illustration of that principle is his association with Manfred Eicher's ECM label. This volume, in the excellent Rarum series, begins with Stanko's first date as a leader for ECM in 1975 on the album Balladyna. There are two selections from the set highlighting what was well-known at the time as his radical "predatory lyricism" method of composition and soloing.