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CD ECM Records Hilliard Ensemble - Gesualdo: Tenebrae

1991

The Hilliard Ensemble :

David James - contratenor
Ashley Stafford - contratenor
John Potter - tenor
Rogers Covey-Crump - tenor
Mark Padmore - tenor
Paul Hillier - barition
David Beavan - bas

Gesualdo was wealthy enough that he never had to depend on a patron; he could therefore write whatever he pleased, in whatever, far-out (to this day), experimental style he chose. His Tenebrae Responsoria are particularly thorny--they're a part of the religious service in which the church's candles are extinguished one at a time until the congregation is sitting in darkness--and Gesualdo's music is incredibly deep and troubling. And, I might add, magnificent. The Hilliards perform them ideally, with great technical accuracy, a sense of the weightiness of the text and music, and simply beautiful sound. This is an example of what makes the Hilliards so special. [ Robert Levine ]

  • Numar discuri: 2
  • Gen muzica: Clasica

Pret: 105          

CD ECM Records Carla Bley: The Very Big Carla Bley Band

1991

Lew Soloff - trompeta
Guy Barker - trompeta
Claude Deppa - trompeta
Steven Bernstein - trompeta
Gary Valente - trombon
Richard Edwards - trombon
Fayyaz Virji - trombon
Ashley Slater - trombon bas
Roger Jannotta - oboi, flaut, saxofon
Wolfgang Puschnig - saxofon alto, flaut
Andy Sheppard - saxofon tenor si sopran
Pete Hurt - saxofon tenor, clarinet
Pablo Calogero - saxofon bariton
Steve Swallow - bas
Karen Mantler - orga
Victor Lewis - tobe
Don Alias - percutie

Five striking Bley compositions are featured here, including two extended works, 'United States' and 'All Fall Down'. The lasting impression is one of unusual voicings, adventurous soloists, unconventional arranging touches, and dissonant shadings. 'Delightfully quirky, chaotically dynamic, delicately impressionistic, buoyantly upbeat, and brashly bold.' - Downbeat

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records David Torn, Tim Berne: Sun Of Goldfinger

2019

David Torn - chitara electrica, electronice, loops
Tim Berne - saxofon alto
Ches Smith - tobe, electronice, tanbou

“This is dangerous music – at times angry, at others blissed-out and illuminating – with its thunderous rumblings… delivering not so much a wash of sound, more a tidal wave.”

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Trygve Seim: The Source And Diferent Cikadas

2002

Trygve Seim - saxofoane
Oyvind Braekke - trombon
Per Oddvar Johansen - tobe
Finn Guttormsen - contrabas
Frode Haltli - acordeon
Arve Henriksen - trompeta
Christian Wallumrod - pian
Odd Hannisdal - vioara
Henrik Hannisdal - vioara
Marek Konstantynowicz - viola
Morten Hannisdal - violoncel

As you may have guessed ..., this isn’t exactly dinner jazz, but neither is it a dry, difficult academic exercise. The writing is vibrant, witty and often beautiful. Throughout the cast of players shifts, giving each piece a distinctive character. ... But these guys can make it up as they go along just as well as they can write it down; the two free improvisations are stuffed with ideas yet marked by a restraint and a sense of space rarely found in jazz (except maybe on other ECM records). The closing „Tutti Free“ finds the whole 11 piece slowly expanding and contracting as one with a sensitivity and power that’s almost unfathomable. Beautiful.
Peter Marsh, BBC Online

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Trygve Seim: Sangam

2004

Trygve Seim - saxofoane
Oyvind Braekke - trombon
Helge Sunde - trombon
Nils Jansen - saxofon bas, contrabas clarinet
Lars Andreas Haug - tuba
Tone Reichelt - french horn
Per Oddvar Johansen - tobe
Frode Haltli - acordeon
Arve Henriksen - trompeta
Morten Hannisdal - violoncel

“Sangam”, means “coming together”, in Sanskrit, sometimes taken to signify “the meeting point of three rivers”. Interpret that literally in Trygve Seim’s case and the different rivers might symbolize the cross-referencing of jazz, contemporary composition and diverse world folk traditions in his work. On the second ECM album issued under his name, the Norwegian saxophonist draws inspiration from musical and non-musical sources both local and far-flung, bringing these influences to bear on compositions and arrangements that are uniquely personal. Seim has been heard recently with The Source, the improvising group he co-leads with Øyvind Brække and Per Oddvar Johansen (both featured here), and has guested on Christian Wallumrød’s “Sofienberg Variations”, but “Sangam” is closer in spirit to “Different Rivers”, the ECM debut that overwhelmed international critics in 2001.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Trygve Seim: The Source

2006

Trygve Seim - saxofoane
Oyvind Braekke - trombon
Mats Eilertsen - contrabas
Per Oddvar Johansen - tobe


This is more explicitly jazzy, with sax/trombone/bass/drums group the Source exploring a lazily animated, free-swing music influenced not only by Garbarek’s ghostly meditations but also by the more urgently quirky lines of Ornette Coleman. Trombonist Oyvind Braekke, a Coleman fan, has a bigger influence on this set than on previous ones, and drummer Per Oddvar Johansen and bassist Mats Eilertsen stir in fluid, restless undercurrents. For Seim stalwarts, however, there a re plenty of long trombone notes, spacey bass figures, whispering sax, cymbal washes and even some perkily assertive swing. This may be the most creative band at the sharp end of the north European scene.
John Fordham, The Guardian

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Trygve Seim, Frode Haltli: Yeraz

2008

Trygve Seim - saxofoane
Frode Haltli - acordeon

Norwegian musicians Seim and Haltli have collaborated often over the years, and Frode is also a member of Trygve’s “Sangam” ensemble. But the flexible duo format has provided a particularly useful forum for the exploration of the most divergent music – from the Armenian folk song that gives the album its title to free play, from Gurdjieff to Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, and new and old tunes by Trgyve - as well as the exploration of sound, the plangent cry of the sax against the accordion’s breathing reeds. The Seim/Haltli duo has been a popular touring unit in recent seasons: this is the first, eagerly-anticipated, recorded documentation of its music.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Trygve Seim, Frode Haltli: Rumi Songs

2016

Trygve Seim - saxofoane
Frode Haltli - acordeon
Tora Augestad - voce
Svante Henryson -acordeon

Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim sets the poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), using the inspired contemporary English-language versions of Coleman Barks and Kabir Helminski as his source texts. Trygve responds both to the musicality of the translations and to Rumi’s gifts as a storyteller and with Rumi Songs seems to have invented a new kind of Lieder with a Nordic-Oriental orientation. The line-up is strikingly unorthodox, with each of the quartet members bringing their own musical personalities to the material. Classical mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad is well-known as the leader of her own ensemble Music For A While, and for her numerous music-theatre collaborations with Christoph Mathaler. She finds an intimate tone to convey Rumi’s thoughts, underlined by the elegant arrangements and the improvisational input of Seim, Haltli and Henryson.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Jacob Young: Sideways

2007

Jacob Young - chitara
Mathias Eick - trompeta
Vidar Johansen - saxofon tenor bas clarinet
Mats Eilertsen - contrabas
Jon Christensen - tobe

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Larry Grenadier: The Gleaners

2019

Larry Grenadier - contrabas

Larry Grenadier’s The Gleaners is a profound and highly creative album, harvesting influences from many sources, its title inspired by Agnès Varda’s film The Gleaners and I. In between his own pieces here, including a dedication to early hero Oscar Pettiford, Grenadier explores compositions by George Gershwin, John Coltrane, Paul Motian, Rebecca Martin and Wolfgang Muthspiel.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Fly Trio: Sky & Country

2008

Mark Turner - saxofon tenor
Larry Grenadier - contrabas
Jeff Ballard - tobe

Rondo, Jazz-CD des Monats
Jazzman, Choc du Mois

Fly conquers the challenge presented to all trios in its ability to think as one, telepathically adjusting as each member prods or pulls back, making space for a gorgeous tenor comment or a perfectly chosen rim shot then undulating into another collective form and shape. Fly’s ability to probe each member’s mind is its greatest asset. The results often prove revelatory.
Ken Micallef, DownBeat

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Fly Trio: Year of the Snake

2012

Mark Turner - saxofon tenor
Larry Grenadier - contrabas
Jeff Ballard - tobe

Rondo, Jazz-CD des Monats
Jazzman, Choc du Mois

Fly conquers the challenge presented to all trios in its ability to think as one, telepathically adjusting as each member prods or pulls back, making space for a gorgeous tenor comment or a perfectly chosen rim shot then undulating into another collective form and shape. Fly’s ability to probe each member’s mind is its greatest asset. The results often prove revelatory.
Ken Micallef, DownBeat

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Frode Haltli - Sorensen, Lindborg, Lindberg: Looking On Darkness

2002

Frode Haltli - acordeon

Vertavo String Quartet :
Øyvor Volle - vioara
Berit Cardas - vioara
Henninge Landaas - viola
Bjørg Vaernes - violoncel


Lucrari de : Bent Sørensen, PerMagnus Lindborg, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Markus Lindberg, Asbjørn Schaathun

Looking on Darkness is the solo recording debut of accordionist Frode Haltli, a major talent from Norway, destined to make his mark on several genres. He was last heard on ECM in the company of Trygve Seim and friends, but his primary commitment is to the performance of contemporary composition and this album features Nordic new music - from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland - written for the accordion. Four of the five pieces are premiere recordings, written especially for Halti. They add up to a fascinating landscape of new music from the north, music which casts its inspirational net wide. Features compositions by Bent Sørensen, Asbjørn Schaathun, Magnus Lindberg, PerMagnus Lindborg, and Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje. Halti is joined by the Vertavo String Quartet for Ratkje's gagaku variations.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Frode Haltli - Bent Sorensen, Hans Abrahamsen: Air

2016

Frode Haltli - acordeon

Arditti Quartet :
Irvine Arditti - vioara
Ashot Sarkissjan - vioara
Ralf Ehlers - viola
Lucas Fels - violoncel
Trondheim Soloists

Bent Sorensen: It Is Pain Flowing Slowly On A White Wall
Hans Abrahamsen: Air
Hans Abrahamsen: Three Little Nocturnas
Bent Sorensen: Sigrids Wiegenlied


The innovative Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli is heard here with chamber orchestra, with string quartet and solo, performing music written for him by Danish composers Bent Sørensen and Hans Abrahamsen. Sørensen, he notes, has been an influence on his development as a player, challenging perceptions of what can be achieved on the accordion through tone control and nuances in soft dynamics, a subject explored in detail on It is Pain Flowing Down Softly on a White Wall, where Haltli is heard with the Trondheim Soloists. Hans Abrahamsen’s Three Little Nocturnes find the accordionist in the company of the redoubtable Arditti Quartet. For the title composition Air, Hans Abrahamsen returned, at Frode Haltli’s suggestion, to the early solo work Canzona, reworking until it became a new piece “characterized by a great sense of peace and a cohesive form”.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Contemporana

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Frode Haltli: Passing Images

2007

Frode Haltli - acordeon
Arve Henriksen - trompeta
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje - voce
Garth Knox - viola

Frode Haltli, acknowledged as one of the most outstanding accordion soloists in contemporary music, is also an exceptional improviser and an authority on folk music. His second ECM recording under his own name brings all of these aspects of his musical character together. Repertoire includes a psalm from the western fjords, a lyrical waltz from Haltli‘s home village near the Swedish border, a Roma traveller tune that suggests Albert Ayler‘s sound-world... With a supporting cast including Irish-Scottish classical viola player Garth Knox (ex-Arditti Quartet) as well as Norwegian partners composer/singer Maja Ratkje and trumpeter Arve Henriksen, Haltli offers a radical new look at music from traditional sources.

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Tim Berne: Snakeoil

2011

Tim Berne - saxofon alto
Oscar Noriega - clarinet, bas clarinet
Matt Mitchell - pian
Ches Smith - tobe

Tim Berne, noted explorer of the tensions between composition and improvisation, knew exactly what he was doing in assembling his latest band. Here, the iconoclastic New York saxophonist has constructed a vehicle that allows his purposeful musical personality to shine through both in terms of the group arrangements and his own expressive voice. Overall, (as befits Berne's first release on ECM as a leader), the tunes have a cerebral feel. [...] Berne's sax rises upwards into an earthy extra dimension, as breezy and urban as a yellow taxi cab. There's a chamber music delicacy to it all, sure, but it's one that's suffused with genuine humanity and more than a little wisdom.
Daniel Spicer, Jazzwise

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man

2013

Tim Berne's Snakeoil:
Tim Berne - saxofon alto
Oscar Noriega - clarinet, bas clarinet
Matt Mitchell - pian, Wurlitzer
Ches Smith - tobe, percutie, vibrafon

Berne on alto saxophone, Oscar Noriega on clarinets, Matt Mitchell on piano, and Ches Smith on assorted drums, gongs, and vibes deliver half a dozen tunes -- five originals (that range from middle length to exceptionally long) and a deeply moving reading of Paul Motian's ‘Psalm’ -- with striking originality and a deepened focus on dialogue and exchange. Berne's writing is intensely detailed, and never more so than here. He writes motifs and frames that are designed to be lyrical yet open to dialogic improvisational opportunities. [...] Shadow Man's experiment, in trying to capture Snakeoil's live performance in detail and dynamic, is not only successful, it reveals this band at a peak of instinctive, intuitive creativity and imagination.
Thom Jurek, All Music

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Tim Berne's Snakeoil: You've Been Watching Me

2015

Tim Berne's Snakeoil:
Tim Berne - saxofon alto
Oscar Noriega - clarinet, bas clarinet
Ryan Ferreira - chitara acustica si electrica
Matt Mitchell - pian, electronice
Ches Smith - tobe, percutie, vibrafon, timpane

Intensely theatrical yet deliberate, New York-based alto saxophonist Tim Berne’s third ECM album runs quite the emotional and compositional gamut. It spans the clang and sweep of ‘Embraceable Me’, the oddly groove-rich ‘Small World In A Small Town’ and the querulous ‘Semi-Self Detached’, and it’s largely a testament – an excellent one – to the long form.[…] This is a quintet of huge ambition and power that punches way above its weight.
Carlo Wolff, DownBeat

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals

2017

Tim Berne's Snakeoil:
Tim Berne - saxofon alto
Oscar Noriega - clarinet, bas clarinet
Ryan Ferreira - chitara electrica
Matt Mitchell - pian, electronice
Ches Smith - tobe, percutie, vibrafon, timpane

Alto saxist/composer Tim Berne has always been known for his energy music – few musicians outside of John Zorn are as comfortable with powerhouse improvisation as Berne. But he’s as much author as performer, and ‘Incidentals’, his fourth LP with current ensemble Snakeoil, highlights his writing as much as his musicians’ playing. […] the centerpiece is ‘Sideshow,’ nearly a half hour of Berne, Noriega, Mitchell and Ferreira exploring every nook and cranny of the piece, going from out to in to somewhere in between, translating the love/hate relationship between chaos and order into a musical journey. […] After as many decades as he’s been active, you’d think Berne might be slowing down in his middle years. But ‘Incidentals’ is proof that he’s just as wired and iconoclastic as ever.
Michael Toland, Blurt

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          

CD ECM Records Michael Formanek: The Rub And Spare Change

2009

Michael Formanek - contrabas
Tim Berne - saxofon alto
Craig Taborn - pian
Gerald Cleaver - tobe

Bassist Michael Formanek’s latest album is a masterful work of postmodern jazz noir. […] “Too Big to Fail”, the last song on the album, serves as an excellent conclusion to “The Rub and Spare Change”. Formanek and company employ all of the musical tools they utilized on the previous tracks: droning keyboard that lulls the listener into a fugue state; staccato saxophone that pierces the song, leaving only scraps of sound; and a jumble of percussion and bass that forces out new rhythms. “The Rub and Spare Change” is an achievement brimming with energy, with creativity, and with a ferocious playfulness lacking in a lot of new jazz.
Michael Kabran, Popmatters

  • Numar discuri: 1
  • Gen muzica: Jazz

Pret: 70          
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