Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tremendous Recent Releases From ECM Records To Be Featured This Week

Magico: Canta de Amor
Charlie Haden bass, Jan Garbarek tenor & soprano saxophones, Egberto Gismonti guitars & piano

Recorded live at Munich's Amerika Haus in 1981, a double album of previously unreleased performances.  "Carta de Amor" means "love letter" and Gismonti says, "think of it as a message in a bottle that has taken this long to reach the shore."

Magico: Carta De Amor

Keith Jarrett: Sleeper
Keith Jarrett piano, Jan Garbarek saxophones and flute, Palle Danielsson bass, Jon Christensen drums

Another marvelous 2-disc package of previously unreleased recordings by Keith's "European Quartet" from April 16, 2979 in Tokyo.

Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16, 1979

Bobo Stenson Trio: Indicum
Bobo Stenson piano, Anders Jormin bass, Jon Falt drums

Bobo Stenson was among the first ECM artists, and there are many releases on which he is the leader and he's also featured on recordings with Don Cherry, Charles Lloyd, Tomasz Stanko, and Jan Garbarek to name just a few.  This recording was made last December 2011 and features tunes by Bill Evans, George Russell, Ariel Ramirez along with originals by all the members of the trio.


FLY: Year Of The Snake
The trio FLY is Mark Turner saxophone, Larry Grenadier bass, Jeff Ballard drums

This, the trio's second ECM release, was recorded in New York in 2011.  The synergy between these three is uniquely powerful yet subtle.

Year of the Snake

Michael Formanek: Small Places
Michael Formanek bass, Tim Berne alto saxophone, Craig Taborn piano, Gerald Cleaver drums

"Formanek's tunes are marvelous vehicles for these wonderful players to express a kind of group ethos and soar into new avenues of improvisation." - All About Jazz

Small Places

These are just a few of the remarkable recordings from the ECM catalog that we will be featuring on upcoming shows.  Jazz from Gallery 41 streams around the world 24/7.  Our schedule includes live broadcasts from our studios overlooking the San Francisco Bay Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 pm Pacific, with occasional in-person guests and interviews.  Come on by and share the music with us whenever you can.

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